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What Do I Do With That Guest Over There?

Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:19-21 It's Sunday morning. You're at church heading fo...

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Community With Fellow Galileans

What is the connection that drew you to your church? Was it that there were other moms with kids? Other empty nesters? Other people of the same race? Maybe someone else there is from the same hometown and that connection made you feel at home. In Peter's denials we see that commonality doesn't produce faithful community. ...

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Should I Leave My Church? Questions to Ask First

There are good reasons to leave a church. But there are bad reasons too. If we are going to be faithful members and covenant keepers, we should be asking ourselves questions that reflect the nature and importance of membership....

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You Need Strength, God Gives Grace

We encounter all sorts of calamities and challenges. How can we make it through?...

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Why Do I Tithe and How Much?

It is a personal question. Why do you tithe and how much? In a five year study by Christianity Today's sister group, Church Law and Tax, it was discovered, "only 10-25 percent of the families in the church tithe, but they often provide 50 to 80 percent of the funding." Where do you fall in that statistic? A couple questions every church member should ask themselves is how...

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How God Makes Our Grievous Ways Known

Should we expect to pray our own personal Psalm 139 and have God give us a special revelation right then and there? Does God’s word (God’s revelation to us) lead us to expect that? Before we get too disillusioned or set unbiblical expectations about God speaking in prayer, we must ask ourselves if Psalm 119:97 describes us. We are no more eager to hear from God in pray...

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Books for 2016

Its a new year! What are you going to read? Start the year off by reading. Make a New Year's resolution or a wish upon a star. Whatever. Mark Twain is credited with saying, "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read." Resolve to read something. Make a resolution you can accomplish immediately: I'll read 50 or 100 pages on New Years day. I'll rea...

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Thanks for All Things

Form the lighthearted to the gospel-empowered, here are some things Milwood is thankful for. ...

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A Take on The Endurance of Human Societies

What are the beliefs and worldview that make societies flourish? While each affair has unique dilemmas, societies are always a conglomeration of many issues. Various issues make up the whole of a nation’s interest. .........

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What is Love?

What is love? There are myriads of both technical and colloquial definitions of the term. There are all sorts of ideals and worldviews about love. But there is one thing our culture seems to agree on: love is the most important thing. Still, what is love? What is true and genuine love? John has some answers for us! ...

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