Inspiration


21
May 2015
make a difference

Computers and iPhones, self-driving vehicles, and much more society-shaping technology exists at this very moment. This church website is possible because certain individuals worked to change the world around them. Think about some of the men and women who have shaped our society today. How did they do it? Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Bill Graham, Joyce Meyer, and many others. What is different about these people, how were they able to achieve what they did? There is a couple of things you and I can do to really make an......

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21
May 2015
commandments

It’s a bright morning, blankets of clouds are holding the sun up and the car is heating up nicely. Its 16 degrees and you’re sipping on your to-go cup racing to get to work on time. You’re careful and used to it, hardly ever waking up when you’re supposed to. You pick up your cell phone to skip tracks and your awareness slips through cracks for what seemed like a moment. Ding.. ding.. ding.. The car door hangs open, you feel dizzy… almost like you’re floating in space. You look up, past......

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28
May 2014
gospel of john

You’ve got bills to pay, and you can’t help but wonder how to do it or where the money will come from. You’re having relational troubles and wonder if things will ever be made right again. We face all kinds of trouble and sometimes it just doesn’t feel like God is standing by our side. He is aware of us feeling this way toward him, check out some things God has said to his followers in the past and what he is still saying to you and I. Here’s four strong reminders......

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27
May 2014
church leadership training

There are two kinds of mentors: the ones you know and the ones you want to know. You want to be a good pupil to the mentors you may already have but you also want mentors at a higher level. It is very important to be picky with the people you confide in. Do not–I repeat–DO NOT confide in somebody without serious consideration and prayer. There are a few ways you can be helpful to the mentors you already have and some tactics to get a hold of mentors that can accelerate......

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25
May 2014
leaders on twitter

Though anti-bullying campaigns have their merit, they won’t defeat bullying themselves. Unfortunately, bullying has been around for ages (since Cain killed Abel, actually.) The silver lining here? There are ways to turn bullying on its head that anybody can do. Take note: There isn’t an immediate fix. You may even need to get a little thick-skinned in the process. That being said, here are a few things you can do to make a difference when you’re in the hot seat. Shrug it off and change the subject That’s right, when you’re someone’s......

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12
Mar 2014

It’s no secret that a large opinion of Christians is a negative one. There is an overwhelming sense that they are a hypocritical, judgmental group of people. It’s no wonder a lot of people don’t want to attend church. If they have questions they can easily go to Google and find church websites or informational sources. There isn’t much pressing need to actually attend a church. To make matters worse, online information is just that, there’s no personal affection, connections made, or rarely testimonials about God working in the lives of His......

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27
Feb 2014
prayer

1. There’s No On-Demand Service Although Jesus himself stated our prayers could move mountains figuratively and literally, that doesn’t mean we have God on speed dial doing things out our every whim. He loves us and cares for us but He is not under our control. We can’t give God orders and be upset when He doesn’t cater to us. 2. You’ll Still Face Trouble Though God is loving, He forewarned us of many trials and troubles should we decide to follow Him in faith. In Jesus’ own words found in John......

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25
Feb 2014

A happy life seems to be the most elusive thing known to man. Everybody wants one and only a few appear to ever get one. There are five things that when in order give the best chance of living a happy life. Remember, afflictions are always going to be with us just the same as blessings. Here’s a good methodology to go by: God You’ll want God to be the first and foremost, your top priority. Don’t say you already knew that; it’s easier said than done. There’s a few things you......

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25
Feb 2014

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25
Feb 2014

There is no question most of us want to look back on our lives and be glad at what we’ve achieved. So, why do we constantly put our aspirations off till tomorrow? Bronnie Ware wrote her book Top Five Regrets of The Dying with her experience as a palliative nurse. She wrote compelling information she’d gathered from all of the people she conversed with on their deathbed. #1 “I wish I’d Had the Courage to Live a Life True to Myself, Not the Life Others Expected of Me.” She wrote that this......

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