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The Main Business and Other Business

Conference teaching Our annual district conference on April 7-8 featured Aaron Couch as the main speaker.  True to the mentoring culture of the church where he pastors, he brought an associate pastor along, a mentoree of his, Josh Gray, who also did some of the...

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Don’t Misunderstand Grace

Grace is what every person needs.  Without grace, no one can be saved, nor can anyone walk in the fullness of a transformed life in Jesus Christ. Many times grace is misunderstood.  Grace misunderstood teaches us easy-believism for salvation (prayer of accepting Jesus...

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Tests of the Fire

These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure.  It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold.  So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will...

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Lessons from Leith Anderson

Last month we were privileged to have Leith Anderson as our speaker at Pastors Teaching Conference.  Leith’s thirty-plus years as lead pastor of Wooddale Church, his fruitful track record, and his present perspective as evangelical statesman and worldwide observer...

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Facing distress?

Many times over the years, in times of challenge and difficulty, whether in ministry or my personal life, I have reached for these quotes from the book When God Interrupts: Finding New Life Through Unwanted Change. generic cialis from india buying From the first to...

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Am I a Good Christ?

Twice within a week’s time I was admonished to consider, “to what extent others might experience walking with Christ as they spend time with me?”  The first occasion was in reading Joni Eareckson Tada's latest book, Joni & Ken, An Untold Love Story.  In it, she...

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Counting that Helps

Everyone has things they count and keep track of.  Why?  We usually count so we can know how we are progressing in our plans and what we need to adjust to meet our goals.  In the church, is what we are counting truly helping the church reach her ministry goals? Or is...

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