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Why Self-Improvement Just Doesn’t Quite Do the Job

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“I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news…” This is a statement normally used by people when it comes to telling the truth about people. The minister has a similar burden of a doctor when it comes to delivering the harsh truth to someone about a terminal illness. …

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Resisting the Need for Validation While Doing God’s Will

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We’ve all been given gifts, talents, and abilities by God. When you develop your relationship with the Lord, there are also passions that develop towards issues that God has designed for you to address. Once you’re fully invested, you flesh out your ideas, create a vision, and pursue that vision. …

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How “Back to the Future” Is Ever So Slightly a Biblical Movie

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What if I told you Back to the Future was a biblical movie? It’s probably a stretch in the traditional sense, but bear with me. My fascination with time and God’s eternal existences outside of it is well documented. What I would consider to be my signature piece on GTHU …

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How Accepting Today’s Defeat Will Bring Victory in the Future

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I know it’s another article title with a paradox, but I seem to stumble across them fairly regularly in comparing the way God works with the general methods of the world. Surely you know which victory I speak of–the one where we get to laugh at death, and live life knowing the …

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The Importance of Enduring Storms with Our Brothers and Sisters

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The enemy has gone to great lengths to distract us into dwelling on our problems rather than trusting God through the process. In times of peril, we often seclude ourselves and feel as if we are fighting alone. Ephesians 6:10-17 illustrates how the believer is in spiritual warfare. Similar to …

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The Importance of Managing Your Expectations in Ministry

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I came across this quote that was tweeted by Dre Murray, and it resonated with me. The quote from James Baldwin applies to many things, but I immediately thought of how it applied to ministry: The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of …

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Death: The Beginning of so Much More We Have to Look Forward To

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Have you ever asked why we are all here? Have you ever asked why this place? Why earth? Why would we be made to dwell here by an obviously intelligent Being? Why this historical connection between the divine and man; God and man? Throughout history people have poked at these …

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