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If 2016 Sucked, God Won’t Waste Your Pain

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I began 2016 by asking God to break me by any means necessary in order to mold me moving forward. Beyond my wildest imagination He did. I would tell you to be careful what you wish for, but I’d rather explain why I’m writing this to tell you that I …

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Pastorship: Is a Degree or License Really Necessary to Lead?

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Teaching is a vital aspect of life and the continuation of good morals, life lessons, and the positive influence of our youth. We have the ability to alter someone else’s life by properly educating and correctly delivering the message of Christ. A teacher’s effectiveness is only as strong as his …

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God’s Purpose for Your Emotions

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There are many aspects to the human experience. One aspect that is easy to overlook is the emotional one. It’s easy to see our emotions as something that is automatically negative, and that we must fight against them as long as we live. While our emotions can negatively influence us …

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The Imagination as Explained by Neuroscience and the Bible

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Our imaginations are responsible for conjuring up new ideas, creative solutions, and just about anything ingenious and innovative that can be thought of. Many times, its use is reserved for the context of either child’s play or artistic geniuses. It is the creative juice of which some have great amounts …

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8 Tips for Sowing Success Despite Life’s Challenges

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Have you ever believed that you were given a slim chance of success or were dealt a bad hand in life? Maybe you weren’t raised with a mentality for how to succeed or no one ever taught you the basics and you’ve had to learn everything the hard way, from good …

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The Short-Lived Season of Giving: How We Can Do Better

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Every year around Christmas, we witness some of the same things: the debate about Christmas having pagan origins, commercialism, and the drive to do good deeds. The way I feel about the increased focus on doing good deeds around the holidays are two-fold, really. On one end there’s always a need that …

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Chance the Rapper on SNL: “I Like When You Say His Name on Network TV”

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Once again, Chance the Rapper has stormed NBC’s stage and proclaimed the name of Jesus. Performing “Finish Line/Drown” with a choir singing “Jesus rescue me” during a breakdown, Chance chimed in with, “I like when you say His name on network TV like that.” Watch for yourself and let us …

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Lessons of Social Justice From Moses

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No matter when your Christian journey started, most would likely agree that the story of Moses and the Israelites was one of the first Bible stories learned. It’s basic introductory literature of the faith. However, in this article I want to highlight a few lessons that your Sunday school teacher …

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RMM & Will Thomas’s Powerful South African Ministry Trip Film

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The Renaissance Movement Music team has been very busy after receiving inspiration and conviction from a recent ministry trip to South Africa. In response, they have launched the Safe House Project which includes a new album releasing in January with 100% of the proceeds going toward building a place to protect elementary …

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