Author: Joe

  • Building a Church Community

    Building a Church Community

    There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle […]

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  • Jesse Yamngi – Missionary to Thailand

    We believe in the power of prayer! Today we enjoyed the privilege of listening to how God has been directing Jesse into a new path. Listen to a bit of his testimony. Continue to pray for Jesse Yamngi as he takes on the new goal of translating the New Testament into a dialect of Thai. […]

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  • Solve the Scripture Problem

    Solve the Scripture Problem

    We must read Scripture, brother. God chose those words for you and for me. “Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it’s written for us” (Romans 15:4 MSG). God chose those words, carefully, so we could read them. And he designed us to need to read them. “Man shall […]

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  • Dare You to Pray This . . .

    Dare You to Pray This . . .

    In the aftermath of adultery and murder, King David pleaded with God. He begged God not to cut him off (Psalm 51:11). You see, David had experienced what it’s like to know God, what it’s like to spend time with him, to listen to him and trust him, to love and be loved by him—and […]

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  • Begin to Pull it All Together

    Begin to Pull it All Together

    You can move, brother, into “an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you” (Ephesians 4:20-24 MSG). We can all be remade into new selves, true selves—but God won’t force change upon us. He wants us […]

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  • Here’s a Little Heresy

    Here’s a Little Heresy

    “Life’s not all about success.” Those are fairly heretical words for most of us men—men trying to ascend—men for whom success in careers, success in raising kids, or success in just looking successful have become so important. Planning for success, working for it, worrying about it—they dominate our everyday lives. And, I mean, look around. […]

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  • You’re Built for Opposition

    You’re Built for Opposition

    Ever been in the middle of something tough, prayed for rescue, and heard . . . nothing? Ever questioned God, in frustration, “Why won’t you answer?” Could it be that God doesn’t always answer because, sometimes, he wants us to stay right where we are and learn, there, how to fight? Could it be that […]

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  • Who Are Your Enemies?

    Who Are Your Enemies?

    Who are your enemies? Do you have any? Who hates you? Anyone? Most of us would probably answer, no. We might even conclude that these words, spoken so long ago, have become a little irrelevant in our present, everyday lives. And we might try to just move on to the next set of instructions. But, […]

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  • Where’s Home?

    Where’s Home?

    “He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness” (Psalm 23:2-3). How does God restore your soul, brother? Where do you find rest? How are you most able to forget, even for a few moments, the pressures of this […]

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  • A Relationship > A Rule

    A Relationship > A Rule

    Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;  he’s the one who will keep you on track—Proverbs 3:6 We men like formulas. We like bullet points. We like bright lines. They make life easier. They cut through mystery and doubt. We’d love it if such things could govern our relationships with God. […]

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