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Disciples are Made- Not Born

Jesus is Lord whether you want Him to be or not. Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things and “by the word of His power” He holds everything together. Have you ever considered how little of your life you control? Did you decide when you would be born? Or who your parents would be? […]

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Why God Had To Become A Man

Why God Had To Become A Man

During our recent trip to Israel, we noticed a big billboard-like sign in the city of Nazreth that read as follows: “O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion. Say nothing but the truth about Allah (The One True God). The Christ Jesus, Son of Mary was only a […]

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2014: Your Best Year Yet

  The American Indians tell a parable of a brave who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up as one of them.  All his life, the changeling eagle, thinking he was prairie chicken, did what prairie chickens […]

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The Church Growth Planning Retreat

Pastor Thomas was quite aware that he had a problem. His church desperately needed a new shot of excitement and enthusiasm. He felt the need to inspire a burden into his people to reach the lost. Somehow they had lost their vision for growth, winning souls, and reaching their city. His outreach had dropped off […]

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Gathering Laborers for the Harvest

Several years ago a “critical issues” questionnaire was sent to a large number of church leaders. They were asked to list what they believed to be the most critical issues facing the church today. In overwhelming response, these leaders agreed that the number one critical issue was the need for trained workers and lay leaders […]

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The Care and Feeding of Monkeys

Mark glanced at the phone on his desk when it rang. He had recently gotten caller ID and was now in the habit of looking at the name of who was calling before answering. The small screen on the phone said ‘V R Baker.’ He smiled and answered on the third ring. “Greetings, Elder! What […]

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Training Leaders For Growth And Revival

  Before any individual can be placed in a position of leadership, the question must first be asked, “Will this person be faithful?” Faithfulness, dependability, reliable, trustworthy – as we have explained before, these are attributes that are worth their weight in gold. They are much more desirable than only talent or ability. It does […]

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