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Reading into discipleship: Boost your Bible reading

  • Laura Denny
  • 4 February 2019

When my daughter was a preschooler, she announced in early January that she had made a New Year’s resolution. She was resolved to no longer “eat butter by itself”.

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A foundation of ministry

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 30 January 2019

One of the regular observations and laments of those doing gospel work in developing countries is the chronic shortage of helpful ministry resources: books.

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The evangelistic conversation

  • Dave Jensen
  • 28 January 2019

Evangelistic conversations can be tough. However, there are things we can do to allow a tough situation to become enjoyable—and more importantly, effective.

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Personal ministry that counts: How to love and serve each other

  • Tony Payne
  • 23 January 2019

What personal ministry is and is not about—and how to keep at it.

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Four reasons to preach through Nehemiah

  • Timothy Raymond
  • 21 January 2019

Not too long ago the Lord enabled me to preach through the book of Nehemiah in its entirety. It was a marvelous experience, one that went far better than I anticipated, but it was also much more of a mental workout than I expected.

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Do not answer the questions: Swedish Bible Study Method

  • Peter (Pedro) Blowes
  • 16 January 2019

Some of us leaders in Bible study groups just can’t help ourselves; we want to trot out all our answers to all the questions.

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Making your spiritual gifts count for God’s glory

  • John Le
  • 14 January 2019

When was the last time you made a resolution to serve others with the gifts God has given you?

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How to find the heart of the text

  • Sean Martin
  • 9 January 2019

Learning how to observe Scripture well enables us to get to what a text is really about. One of the best ways to observe well is by asking questions.

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Stay fresh as you serve this year

  • Richard Sweatman
  • 7 January 2019

Sometimes, especially if we’re returning to ministries we’ve been doing for a while, we can feel less than enthusiastic.

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Is the Proverbs 31 woman even possible?

  • Ruth Baker
  • 2 January 2019

This Proverbs 31 woman is completely consistent with the growth in Christ-likeness that God predestined for all of us.

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