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What is God Up To?

Have you taken the free Knowing Jesus Personally online study? <!-- "And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to...

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Evangelism is a Conversation

Evangelism is all about getting to know people and seeing where they are in relation to Jesus. Sometimes evangelism looks like a sermon – you’ve heard your pastor share the Gospel on a Sunday morning. Other times, and maybe more often, evangelism looks like a conversation. It starts with caring about people enough to ask questions and...

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Invest Your Life

  There is something we all have in common. We want to leave this planet knowing that we did something significant, that our lives had real value. Don’t we? Jesus told his followers the story of a man with three servants. He entrusted each of them with a portion of his fortune while he went on a journey. When the man returned,...

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Spiritual Thresholds: The Journey Towards Christ

If you’ve ever tried to share your faith, it’s likely you’ve had that moment where you stand there thinking, “God is so big, and faith is a such a huge decision. Where do I start?” It can feel like a massive conversation, one that’s pretty easy to talk yourself out of having. You may have been trained in the past to use a Gospel...

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Through Jesus’ Eyes

There are so many ways to see the same person. God chooses a vision that is redemptive, seeing through grace and compassion and hope. And He wants us to see people the same way. To see them for who they could be if they knew just how much Jesus loves them or wants to transform them. To see, we need light, and Jesus is the light source...

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Remarkable Love

There’s a longing in each of us to belong—to find people who will accept us for who we are, not for who we pretend to be. It can be pretty tiring to feel like we have to veil or adapt who we are in order to please others. That’s a big part of why Jesus commanded His disciples three times to love one another. His revolutionary plan was...

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Lean in to Jesus

Jesus’ disciples are willing to follow him anywhere with joy. But that’s the challenge isn’t it? Deciding to follow Jesus is one thing. But how do you keep walking with Him when it’s hard, when it hurts, when it doesn’t feel like God’s plan at all? How do you stay close to Jesus when the circumstances just make you want to run away...

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When Mormons Come Knocking

I work for a missionary organization, and sharing the gospel is literally in my job description. But it’s hard! I am not shy about my faith, but it can be difficult to know the time or place or means to share it. Since I was hired, I have prayed for God to give me opportunities to evangelize outside of the office and, boy, has He shown up. One...

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