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Toes Out of Bed: That Holy Moment

10/31/11

Author:Max Lucado

When your world touches God’s world, the result is a holy moment. When God’s high hope kisses your earthly hurt, that moment is holy. That moment might happen on a Sunday during Communion or on a Thursday night at the skating...[more]

 

Pew Peeps, Weasly Deacons and Building Trust

10/31/11

Author:Julie Barrier

Forget a funeral, insult the nursery lady, lose your temper in a business meeting, utter a curse word in a sermon and you're likely to be kicked to the curb, dear minister. My husband used to have this recurring dream that he was...[more]

 

How Do I Make a Moral Choice?

10/24/11

Author:John Piper

I want to give you, at the end of this article, four very practical steps that I take as I enter the arena of each day where I must make moral choices. But more important than my commending to you these steps is my explaining...[more]

 

Extravagant Worship

10/24/11

Author:Darlene Zschech

What does it mean to be an extravagant worshipper? Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the word extravagant as “2a: exceeding the limits of reason b: lacking in moderation, balance and restraint, praise) c: extremely or...[more]

 

Handling Harsh Words

10/23/11

Author:Tim Keller

Are you open to criticism? Do you listen when people oppose you or do you raise your defenses? Pastor Tim Keller shares his thoughts on handling criticism with grace: "Recently several people have asked me 'how do you deal...[more]

 

The Sermonator and His Spouse

10/23/11

Author:Julie Barrier

My father-in-law told his aspiring preacher-son that every sermon needed a “hooker.” Dad wasn’t referring to a woman of ill repute. Papa Roger was instilling in his son the value of using an opening sermon story to captivate and...[more]

 

Do I Applaud What is Right?

10/17/11

Author:Max Lucado

The summer before my eighth-grade year I made friends with a guy named Larry. He was new to town, so I encouraged him to go out for our school football team. He could meet some guys, and being a stocky fellow, he might even...[more]