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How do you compare?

  • Rusdyan Cocks
  • 3 June 2019

When we compare ourselves to other people we fall into two big problems: comparing down, and comparing up.

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A word on submission and respect

  • Jeanette Chin
  • 27 May 2019

An excerpt from Captivated by Christ, a devotional guide to reading the book of Colossians.

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Jesus’ authority and the Great Commission in Matthew 28

  • Ken Dickens
  • 20 May 2019

The risen Jesus proclaimed that all authority had been given to him. Of course all authority belonged to Jesus—he had just conquered death! But Matthew tells us that, while some worshipped, others doubted.

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Wealth despite faithlessness: the tragedy of the prosperity gospel

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 13 May 2019

The great travesty of the prosperity gospel is that, if we embrace it, it can lead us to believe we’re being faithful to God when we aren’t.

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Where do you park your car at church?

  • Mark Bolas
  • 6 May 2019

When we meet together, everything we do has the purpose of pointing to Jesus in the loving service of others, because everything we do is shaped by who we were and who we now are in Christ as part of his body.

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“At least once a month, think that you are wrong”: An interview with Richard Chin

  • Richard Chin
  • 29 April 2019

Richard speaks about becoming a Christian, staying refreshed, humble leadership, losing his wife, marrying again, and modern student ministry.

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It’s the journey, not just the destination: Tips on how to travel

  • Stephen Liggins
  • 15 April 2019

Living in the light of the Scriptures always yields great benefits, and given the absolute relevance of God to everything, his revealed priorities are crucial to all travel considerations.

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The Bible is a wilderness, not a garden: Lessons from Donald Robinson

  • Rory Shiner
  • 10 April 2019

Robinson was the consummate curious and humble 'guest' of the Bible. His powers of observation lead him to see sometimes startling and uncomfortable features in the biblical landscape.

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How to pray for engaged couples

  • Cassie Watson
  • 8 April 2019

When you have a front-row seat to the whole wedding planning process, you are reminded how important it is to pray for the couple awaiting their big day. But I also noticed some wider trends that warrant reflection in ourselves and in our churches.

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Reading into discipleship: Reading while you wait

  • Laura Denny
  • 3 April 2019

Seemingly small chunks of time add up, and I get quality reading done when I take advantage of them.

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