12 Collective Posts You Missed Last Week 4/16/16

12 Collective Posts You Missed Last Week 4/16/16

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Redemption Beach: Invitation to Breakfast with Jesus
Jesus’ time with his disciples on the beach after his resurrection is one of the most touching moments in Eastertide. Kory Pence shares a phenomenal way to celebrate this redemptive beach moment and live it for ourselves. Free resources are included!

Worship Culture and the Personal Journey
We have these amazing moments when we feel such closeness to God in our personal worship. How can we bring those moments together to create the same closeness in the context of communal worship? Michael Jarrell shares some practical steps to get you going in the right direction.

Marriage, Divorce, and the Rule of God vs. the Rules from God
The bigger downside of our failure to establish extraordinary discipleship teaching and practice around the sanctity of marriage is our loss of credibility and integrity to effectively defend the sanctity of marriage against other cultural assaults.

In the Light of Friendship: A Free Lesson in First John
Need a free lesson for your youth group that will bring them closer together and teach them Scripture at the same time? Jeremy Steele offers a lesson on the light of friendship from 1 John.

Will It Cereal? Simple, Hilarious Up-front Game
Will it cereal? Get ready for tons of fun with the newest low-maintenance game from Mike Rollins and Youth Ministry Collective!

When Plans Fall Through (Episode 64)
What do you do when you have a trip planned and suddenly things fall through at the last minute? Find out some helpful life hacks from the collective!

Christians are Allowed to Experience Sorrow
Christians are allowed to experience and express sorrow, but they are often prevented from doing so. Marilyn Elliott shares some thoughts on the role of sorrow and lament in the Christian life.

The Purpose of Crying Out in Sorrow
What is the role of sorrow in life? We all know it is unpleasant, and we want to avoid it at all costs. But, we need sorrow! Marilyn Elliott shares the benefits of sorrow and how it can open us up to real, authentic life which later leads to joy.

The Weekly Breather: Crying Souls
Stop. Breathe. Be. Your most authentic self is welcome here. There are enough hard things in this world to set our souls to crying. What if we learned to authentically offer those tears to God? Marilyn Elliott provides this week’s Weekly Breather: Crying Souls

5 Convictions About Preaching Christ
Why does it matter how we preach about Jesus? Steve Dunmire shares 5 convictions about why the way we preach about Jesus matters.

Re-Working Sermons
Should preachers use another person’s sermon? Aaron Perry shares some thoughts on whether preachers should use another person’s sermon and how to appropriately re-work sermons to suit what God has to say to your own congregation.

Is Suffering in Our Christian Vocabulary?
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad for great is your reward in heaven.” Do you have room in your theology for that?


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