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Blackberry Bushes and a Messy House

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by Dave Martin Due to physical factors, I chose to do a media fast during our church's week of fasting a couple weeks ago. Although it wasn't as physically uncomfortable as a food fast, I believe it had a bigger impact on my use of time than a food fast would have, and I'm glad for that. I chose to abstain from social media, news media, entertainment media, opinion media...

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Communion

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He died for me... He died for you too....

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Grounded in God's Truth

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How can we agree on something that happened 2,000 years ago if we cannot agree on what happened a month or so ago in our nation’s capitol? ...

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Just Out of Reach

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Our hearts were made for contented satisfaction....

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Under the Sun

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A reflection on all that is wrong “Under the Sun”...

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Simeon's Hope

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An after-Christmas post about Simeon's hopeful expectation and ours...

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Joy to the World

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Jesus came to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found....

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

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By Mike Garland Jesus is the Word. Word of the Father now in flesh appearing, O come, let us adore Him! O Come All Ye Faithful This deeply meaningful line is hidden in the last verse of "O Come All Ye Faithful" and it is inspired by the Bible's description of Jesus as the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was wi...

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Mary Did You Know?

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The baby in Mary's arms was the great I AM!...

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What Should We Do with Our Anxiety?

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Pastor Josh Howeth offers some honest encouragement for dealing with anxiousness....

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How to Make a Kingdom Impact with a Family of Any Size: Three Reminders

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The GBC blog has a new "How to..." post by Lynsey Bock. She offers some wise insight on family size and God's calling for all of us....

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Clarifying Some Ecclesiology

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This post addresses three areas of ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and seeks to clear up misconceptions, drawing on a few recent books....

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Sovereign Scattering

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Today's blog post is an encouraging reminder from Michael Garland. "If you are His child, trust that God is able to use the scattering winds that blow in your life to accomplish His perfect will for your good and for His glory!" At the end of the post Mike suggests using the comments below to share some of the ways you've grown or been challenged in this season....

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How to Be Content & Single: Three Reasons We’re Invited to Rest

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Cece Woloszyn writes about singleness on the blog today. This is a wonderful post with relevant insight and encouragement for us all....

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The Strong, the Weak, and Striving for Maturity

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Today on the GBC blog, Dan Stump thinks through Romans 14 and its instructions for believers to interact lovingly with one another even when our views differ....

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What Has God Done for Me Lately? Forgetting Not All His Benefits

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In today's post on the church blog, Michael Garland reminds us to praise the Lord for his timeless faithfulness. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2)....

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The Gospel and Racial Injustice

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The topic of racial injustice comes up a lot these days. This issue and the tension surrounding it are not new in our country or in the world, but things have intensified again in the past several weeks since George Floyd was killed. We are all experiencing and processing these things differently, but what unites us as Christians is our identity in Jesus and our calling to...

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