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Top 20 Ideas for a Joy-Filled Christmas

Personal: Start each day of the holidays alone with God. You can take passages like Psalm 103:1-6 and Isaiah 9:6, 7 and pray through each verse. Pause and spend time with Jesus, day by day, as you connect with the One who created you (Lord’s Prayer resource attached below). Take at least one day to…

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November Church-Wide Prayer & Fast, 2023

Church-Wide Prayer & Fast Nov. 6-8, 2023 Purpose: As we close 2023, we want to end the year with three days of prayer and fasting for unity and to contend for breakthroughs in our union with God, communion with the saints and partnership in His mission. Prayer Guide: Union with God — We want to…

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Kingdom Culture Resource Guide

We believe the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and the first priority for guiding the lives and practice of people. While many of the listed resources have Christian authors and present race-related topics from a Christian perspective, none of them should be viewed as equal to or above Scripture. These resources are intended…

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The Power of Fasting

As we begin our corporate fast, it’s important to remember why we fast. After all, food is a gift from God, given to us at creation, and is a reminder of His provision for us. Food strengthens us, food provides refreshment and joy, and food helps us to build community with one another. Like all…

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Why We Fast and Pray

In a society that trains us to be independent and strong, fasting can seem very unnatural and unnecessary. But God uses fasting as a doorway to intimacy with Him and a key for breakthrough. WHY DO WE FAST? WE FAST FOR TRANSFORMATION IN OURSELVES // Many people think we fast for God so He will…

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Calling Out the Gold

“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said ‘The Lord is with you mighty warrior.” -Judges 6:12 Judges 6 tells us the story of Gideon, who we find in a place of defeat and hopelessness. The Mideonites had sent the Israelites into a state of poverty and instead of experiencing their promised…

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Outdo One Another

Competition in the Church is not a pretty thing. We have all seen the danger of comparison and competition that causes division within the Body of Christ. However, there is one passage of scripture that gives us permission to try and outdo someone else. Romans 12:10 admonishes us to: “Love one another with brotherly affection….

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How To Fulfill the Great Commission in Three Steps

“Go and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19 I wonder what was going through the minds of the disciples as they received this great commission. I can only guess that someone had to change their pants afterward. Making disciples is an intimidating task. It was scary when I was a Lifegroup leader in college…

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Three Ways Eternity Affects How We Live on Earth

In the grind of daily life, it can be difficult to think about living with a heavenly perspective. Weekly schedules, family and work often rest at the forefront of our minds and leave us with a very limited scope of what God is really doing in our midst. How is eternity relevant in our daily…

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3 Things You Should Know About Eternal Life

One of the most assuring truths from God is that He has put eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Eternal life is a gift Jesus offers everyone. It is a gift that allows us to experience abundant life in the now, while we’re on earth, and in the future when we’re in heaven. Here are…

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Six Ways God Describes Himself That May Surprise You

Exodus 34: 6-7a says “And He (The Lord), passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.’” This description may come to mind when we think of Jesus in the New…

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Do You Know Where Your Boundary Lines Are?

Psalm 16:6 “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. What would it mean if you really lived out this truth? Imagine this in terms of property lines between neighbors. When God created you, He created an…