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Day: May 20, 2015

Squeaky Parents Don’t Always Need Grease

Sometimes it is our youth parents. Sometimes it might be students. It could even be your small group leaders, teachers or volunteer leaders. But there will always be those who don’t agree with what you’re doing. When we get caught up in pleasing those who aren’t happy, we often lose sight of the vision God planted in our hearts to begin with.

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Are the Spiritual Gifts for Today?

The Bible is full of provocative accounts of miraculous healings, signs and wonders that draw people’s hearts back to God. Still, some claim that the spiritual gifts have ceased, or at least the more charismatic gifts have. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener explores this important teaching.

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Kevin Watson ~ Top 5 Reasons Guests Become Part of Your Church Family

At one level, Melissa and I are the ideal first-time guests. And yet, we have been surprised at how difficult it has been to find deep and nurturing community in the local church. We have often been discouraged, because our initial strategy for finding new community when we have moved has been to try to quickly plug in to a new church. There have been a few times when the church did not seem to need or want new people. Of course, they would say that they did, but their actions communicated more loudly that the community was content the way it was and did not want to be disrupted.

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6 Healthy Boundaries for Parents and Kids

“I once had an ‘out of control’ teen brought to my counseling office by a Christian family. My first question to the parents was, ‘Tell me the rules you have for your son in your home.’ The parents looked like two deer mesmerized by car headlights. I knew that my work needn’t be with the child in this family. My work was to teach the parents how to set healthy boundaries for their son.” Are you seeking a healthier and more peaceful relationship with your children? Kathy Milans shares wisdom about the value of setting healthy boundaries.

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Getting On With the Gospel.

May 20, 2015 1 John 5:16-17 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those

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