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  • Why We’re Here!

    “Why am I here?” No doubt we’ve all asked this at some point. In today’s devo, Pastor Dan Hickling reminds us of God’s specific purpose for our lives.

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  • Secret Formula

    We all know our bodies need physical nutrition, but what about spiritual nutrition? In today’s devo, Lisa Supp talks about why and how we can give our souls spiritual nutrition.

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  • Belonging Done Right

    Do you love others in the Church? How about those who aren’t in your circle or are different from you? Gabi Silva talks about why it’s important to do so in today’s devo.

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  • Serving Together as One

    Why does God put so much importance on people living in harmony? Does He really care that much? Yes, He does! In today’s devo, Robert Nieminen shows us why.

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  • We Belong Together

    Has a difference of opinion ever caused a fallout between you and a close friend or family member? In today’s devo, Danny Saavedra shows us the ways Satan tries to deceive people into believing that earthly differences can make one person superior to another.

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  • Belonging to God and Belonging in God

    Have you ever wondered why we desire to belong? In today’s devo, Gabi Silva breaks down why God made us that way and how we can find true belonging.

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  • How Do We Walk in Our Identity?

    How do we embrace the new person we become when we accept Jesus? How do we walk daily in our new identity? In today’s devo, Danny Saavedra shows us how.

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  • Who Are You?

    How do we apply our identity in Christ to impact how we live, view the world, people, and ourselves? In today’s devo, Danny Saavedra gives us the two-part answer!

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  • Clear Eyes, New Lenses

    Isn’t it crazy how differently you can see and experience the world simply by having the right lenses on? In today’s devo, Danny Saavedra breaks down how we can have the right lenses for our spiritual lives.

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  • Label Maker

    Do you ever feel like your idenitity has been lost or is rooted in the wrong thing? In today’s devo, Danny Saavedra shows us who’s the most qualified to label us and shape our identity.

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  • Identity Crisis?

    Have you noticed our world is in crisis? There’s actually a reason for this! In today’s devo, Pastor Dan Hickling dives deep into what you may be feeling about this.

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  • Looking Ahead and Pressing On

    “As we embark on a new year, let’s resolve to press on toward the calling of God in our lives! Does God have resolutions for us? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra shares God’s goals for us and how we can accomplish them this new year.”

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  • Looking Back and Pressing In

    “Your life is a testimony, a demonstration of the transformational power, faithfulness, and mercy of our Savior. What are memory markers? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra offers practical steps to recall and share memorable moments in our lives.”

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  • Making the Most

    “The wisest thing we can do as stewards of the time given to us is to sow it into an eternal cause. New year, new goals, right? In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shares how we can make the most of our time for God’s Kingdom.”

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  • Suit Up!

    “The armor of God is at our disposal, but we must be diligent to wear it fully. Do you feel like you’re in a losing battle? In today’s study, Gabriella Silva shares our weapon for fighting for our faith.”

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  • A Living Hope for All My Days

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”—1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every…

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  • Day 13 – Illuminate the World: His Light. Our Mission.

    “Jesus has a strategy to illuminate the world one person at a time. And His strategy is YOU! Merry Christmas, our light has come! In today’s study, Javan Shashaty shares practical strategies for shining God’s light with everyone.”

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  • Día 13: Ilumina el Mundo: Su Luz. Nuestra Misión.

    “Ustedes son la luz del mundo. Una ciudad en lo alto de una colina no puede esconderse. Ni se enciende una lámpara para cubrirla con un cajón. Por el contrario, se pone en la repisa para que alumbre a todos los que están en la casa. Hagan brillar su luz delante de todos, para que…

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  • Day 13: Lighting Up the World with the Good News

    READ “When the angels left them and went back into Heaven, the shepherds said to each other, ‘Now let us go straight to Bethlehem and see this thing which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they came as fast as they could and they found Mary and Joseph—and the baby lying in the…

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  • Day 12: Lighting Up the Gift: King. Priest. Savior.

    READ “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”—Matthew 2:11 (NIV) I love receiving gifts. But, honestly, I get way more enjoyment out of giving gifts. No gift I’ve received…

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  • Day 12 – Illuminate the Gift: King. Priest. Savior.

    “As we reflect on what these gifts mean in relation to Christmas, let’s never forget the gift we received! What do you want for Christmas? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra elaborates on the gifts Jesus received and their importance for us.”

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  • Día 12: Ilumina el Regalo: Rey. Sacerdote. Salvador.

    LEER “Cuando llegaron a la casa, vieron al niño con María, su madre; y postrándose lo adoraron. Abrieron sus cofres y le presentaron como regalos oro, incienso y mirra.” – Mateo 2:11 (NVI) Me encanta recibir regalos. Pero honestamente encuentro más satisfacción en dar regalos que en recibirlos. Ningún regalo que he recibido en la…

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  • Day 11 – Illuminate the King: The Birth Announcement

    “Though the world had no room for Him at His birth, He has room in His heart for everyone. Christmas is a time to celebrate our King. In today’s study, Pastor Dan Hickling describes how our King Jesus entered the world. “

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  • Day 11: Lighting Up the King: The Birth Announcement

    READ “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.”—Luke 2:8 (NKJV) Can you think of a famous person? Who are you thinking of? Imagine if the most famous and important person in the world decided to come visit your school. The news stations…

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  • Day 11: Ilumina a El Rey: El Anuncio del Nacimiento

    LEE “Había pastores en la misma región, que velaban y g uardaban las vigilias de la noche sobre su rebaño.” Lucas 2:8 (RVR1960) Si fuera coronado como el rey de un país, digamos un país que es promedio en términos de tamaño, influencia y poder, ¿cómo te gustaría ser celebrado? Probablemente querrías una banda y…

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  • Day 10: Lighting Up the Journey: From Nazareth to Bethlehem

    READ “About that time Emperor Augustus gave orders for the names of all the people to be listed in record books. These first records were made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to go to their own hometown to be listed. So Joseph had to leave Nazareth in Galilee and go to Bethlehem…

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  • Day 10 – Illuminate the Journey: From Nazareth to Bethlehem

    “Although the journeys God takes us on may seem challenging, we know that He’s still faithful to illuminate the way. Where are you on your journey? In today’s devotional, Sammy Rodriguez shares how we find God’s faithfulness in our every step.”

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  • Day 10: Ilumina el Camino: De Nazaret a Belén

    LEE “Por aquellos días César Augusto decretó que se levantara un censo en todo el Imperio romano. (Este primer censo se efectuó cuando Cirenio gobernaba Siria). Así que iban todos a inscribirse, cada cual a su propio pueblo. También José, que era descendiente del rey David, subió de Nazaret, ciudad de Galilea, a Judea. Fue…

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  • Day 9 – Illuminate the Family: The Parents God Chose for His Son

    “Marriage, parenting, and family help us to grow in our dependence on the Lord. How would you describe your family? In today’s study, Regan and Kiana Hershey present God’s purpose for our families through the Christmas story.”

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  • Day 9: Lighting Up the Family: The Parents God Chose for His Son

    READ “Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.”—Luke 1:30–31 (NKJV) How would you describe your family? Jesus had a family. He was the first child of Mary and…

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  • Dia 9: Ilumina la Familia: Los Padres que Dios escogió para Su Hijo

    “Aquí tienes a la sierva del Señor —contestó María—. Que él haga conmigo como me has dicho. Con esto, el ángel la dejó.”– Lucas 1:38 (NVI) Cuando José se despertó, hizo lo que el ángel del Señor le había mandado y recibió a María por esposa. Pero no tuvo relaciones conyugales con ella hasta que…

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  • Day 8 – Illuminate the Path: John the Baptist, John the Trailblazer

    “You can prepare all you want but if you don’t know the way, all of that is pointless. Who made a way for you to know Jesus? In today’s devotional, Sean Fryer shares about the life of John the Baptist and his role in the Christmas story.”

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  • Dia 8: Ilumina el Camino: Juan el Bautista, Juan el Pionero

    “No tengas miedo, Zacarías, pues ha sido escuchada tu oración. Tu esposa Elisabet te dará un hijo, y le pondrás por nombre Juan. Tendrás gozo y alegría, y muchos se regocijarán por su nacimiento, porque él será un gran hombre delante del Señor. Jamás tomará vino ni licor, y será lleno del Espíritu Santo aun…

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  • Day 7 – Illuminate the Purpose: What Did Jesus Come to Do?

    “Hundreds of years later, it’s the same purpose of God to send His Son to bring the good news. What was Jesus’ purpose while on Earth? In today’s study, Denise Trio elaborates on how Jesus’ mission is still at work today.”

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  • Día 7: Ilumina el propósito: ¿Qué vino a hacer Jesús?

    LEE “El Espíritu del Señor omnipotente está sobre mí, por cuanto me ha ungido para anunciar buenas nuevas a los pobres. Me ha enviado a sanar los corazones heridos, a proclamar liberación a los cautivos y libertad a los prisioneros,”—Isaías 61:1 (NVI) “El Espíritu del Señor está sobre mí, por cuanto me ha ungido para anunciar buenas nuevas…

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  • Day 6 – Illuminate the Prophecies: In the Making Since the Beginning

    “All of history was all in service of this glorious occasion when God Himself made His dwelling among us. Do you know the Messianic prophecies? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra unpacks some of the prophecies surrounding Jesus’ life.”

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  • Día 6: Ilumina las profecías: en la fabricación desde el principio

    LEE “Porque la profecía no ha tenido su origen en la voluntad humana, sino que los profetas hablaron de parte de Dios, impulsados por el Espíritu Santo.” 2 Pedro 1:21 (NVI) ¿Qué es una profecía? Según el Diccionario Bíblico HELPS, la profecía se define como aquello que se “aclara de antemano”. La profecía implica la…

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  • Day 5 – Illuminate the Name: Who Is Jesus?

    “Jesus…It’s the perfect name for the perfect gift of God! Do you know the meaning of your name? In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra elaborates on the names of Jesus and how we can celebrate His name this Christmas season.”

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  • Día 5: Ilumina El Nombre: ¿Quién es Jesús?

    LEE “Todo esto sucedió para que se cumpliera lo que el Señor había dicho por medio del profeta: «La virgen concebirá y dará a luz un hijo, y lo llamarán Emanuel» (que significa «Dios con nosotros»)”—Mateo 1:22–23 (NVI) ¿Qué es lo primero que aprende sobre alguien cuando se lo presenta por primera vez? ¡Su nombre! ¿Por qué?…

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  • Day 4 – Illuminate the Promise: A Nation. A Seed. A People.

    “The birth of Jesus is the culmination of God’s promise to Abraham and to all mankind. Have you ever received a gift that was beyond your expectations? In today’s study, Gabriella Silva shares how God’s promises always exceed our imagination.”

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  • Día 4: Ilumina la Promesa: Una nación. Una semilla. Una Gente.

    LEE “Haré de ti una nación grande, y te bendeciré; hare Famoso tu nombre, y serás una bendición. Bendeciré a los que te bendigan y maldeciré a los que te maldigan; ¡por medio de ti serán bendecidas todas las familias de la tierra!” —Génesis 12:2–3 (NVI) El origen de la narrativa redentora de Dios para…

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  • Day 3 – Illuminate the Plan: Crushing Heads and Bruising Heels

    “God promised that despite the consequences brought upon mankind through Satan’s plan, He, Himself, had a greater plan. How do you respond to crisis? In today’s study, Pastor Dan Hickling shares God’s response to sin by ushering in a plan for salvation. “

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  • Día 3: Ilumina el Plan: aplastando cabezas y magullando talones

    LEE “Y yo pondré enemistad entre la mujer y tú, y entre tu simiente y la simiente suya; ella te herirá en la cabeza, y tú le herirás en el talón.”—Génesis 3:15 (RVC) A primera vista, este pasaje puede resultar un poco confuso. Es posible que se pregunte: “¿A qué se refiere esta “enemistad” aquí?…

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  • Day 2 – Illuminate the Problem: Sin and Separation

    “Sin brought death and we were helpless to save ourselves from it. We had a serious problem: sin. In today’s study, Danny Saavedra shares our greatest problem and how it finds its solution in the Christmas story.”

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  • Día 2: Ilumina el problema: el pecado y la separación

    LEE Dios nos hace justos a sus ojos cuando ponemos nuestra fe en Jesucristo. Y eso es verdad para todo el que cree, sea quien fuere. Pues todos hemos pecado; nadie puede alcanzar la meta gloriosa establecida por Dios. Sin embargo, en su gracia, Dios gratuitamente nos hace justos a sus ojos por medio de…

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  • Day 1 – Illuminate the Beginning: The Word, the Light, and the Life

    “Jesus is the light of the world, the light that created life, sustains life, and gives life to its absolute fullest. Where do we find the beginning of the Christmas story? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra share the origins of the story of redemption.”

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  • Día 1: Ilumina el comienzo: La palabra, la Luz y la vida

    LEE “En el principio ya existía el Verbo, y el Verbo estaba con Dios, y el Verbo era Dios. Él estaba con Dios en el principio. Por medio de él todas las cosas fueron creadas; sin él, nada de lo creado llegó a existir. En él estaba la vida, y la vida era la luz de…

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  • Day 1: Lighting Up the Beginning

    READ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has…

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  • The Light Inside Me

    “The same Creator who spoke the sun, moon, and stars into existence also chose to make His glory known to our hearts. Christmas time is one of lights! In today’s devotional, Isabelle Reardon shares the significance of Christ’s light in us.”

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  • Light and Salvation

    “When we acknowledge who Jesus is and what He’s done for us, every trouble that comes against us dwindles. Have you ever battled a time of darkness? In today’s study, Gabriella Silva shares how to fight moments of fear by calling on our light.”

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  • God’s Word is Light

    “The word that is lamp and light is not only the Word of God, but also our Savior Jesus Christ. God’s Word illuminates our lives. Gary Adyniec shares in today’s devotional how to apply God’s Word to our daily lives. “

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  • The Light of Life

    “Since the fall in Eden, our spiritual lives became lost and confused. But Jesus came and illuminated our way back to God. Is Jesus your light? In today’s study, Pastor Dan Hickling shares the significance of Jesus’ claim and what it means today.”

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  • The One and Only Light

    Everything in Him, everything about Him, everything that He pours into us and gives to us is full of light.

    What does it means that God is light? Today, Danny Saavedra shares the importance of recognizing God as the light of the world.

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  • Press the Sustain Pedal

    Have you ever thought about how playing piano can be a lot like our prayer life? Today Samantha Rodriguez shows us how prayer matters and how it can take us farther than we could ever even imagine.

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  • Weak Warrior, Strong Savior

    Have you ever hesitated to do something for the Lord because you felt you weren’t ready or qualified? In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us through the story of Gideon that we might be more prepared than we might think.

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  • Our Boldness Conforms to God’s Agenda

    Do you struggle with being bold? Gary Adyniec breaks down how God gives us the tools we need to live a life filled with valor.

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  • The Stabilizer of Boldness is Awareness of Opposition

    Are you afraid of telling people about Jesus because of what they will say or do? You’re not alone! Gary Adyniec shows us how the Bible can give us the courage we need.

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  • Prayer, Peace, and the Sovereignty of God

    How was the apostle Paul able to live with such peace in his life? Find out the answer in today’s devotional, where Danny Saavedra shows us how we can live by Paul’s example and find true peace.

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  • The Opposite of Anxiety

    Have you ever struggled with anxiety or are you currently struggling with it? Today, Danny Saavedra brings a powerful message of hope for anyone dealing with fear and anxiety and how to find peace in the truth of the gospel.

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  • Praying According to the Will of a Sovereign God

    What does it mean to say that God is sovereign? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra elaborates on what God’s sovereingty is and how it impacts our day-to-day life.

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  • Feel Used?

    For most of us, credentials are a significant part of landing a job. Today, Pastor Dan Hickling shares the essential qualifications we need to used by God.

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  • Simple Evangelism

    Do you know how to share your faith with others? In today’s study, Lisa Supp explains how sharing the gospel may not be as challenging as we may think. It starts with a conversation and leaning on the Holy Spirit.

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  • On Duty

    What does it mean to be an “on-duty” Christian? Today, Samantha Rodriguez shares the responsibility God has placed on us as beleviers and how we can live that out for Him any time or place.

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  • Messengers on Mission

    We live in a time of curbside pickups and next-day deliveries, but are we delivering the message given to us? In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shares insight on the need to share the gospel and who is called to share it.

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  • Until the Whole World . . . and Your Sphere of Influence Hears

    You have access to many parts of the world right in the palm of your hand. But is that what Jesus meant in His Great Commission? Today, Danny Saavedra explains the significance of understanding our call to make disciples of all nations and how we can live out that call.

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  • Send Me

    What do you think God’s voice sounds like? In today’s study, Denise Trio elaborates on how we can identify God’s voice and how we should respond to His call.

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  • Journeys of Faith

    Have you ever started on a certain path and then realized God was leading you off course? In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp reminds us of the important role faith and obedience play in our journey with God.

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  • Word of Mouth Evangelism

    Do you know the message you carry? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra teaches us the importance of sharing our faith and how it may be more simple than we think.

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  • Abiding in the Word and Walking in the Work

    Do you hunger for spiritual food? In today’s study, Gary Adyniec shares the significance of craving spiritual food for our lives and our world.

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  • Come and See: Why Your Story Matters

    Everyone has a story to tell, what’s yours? In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra showcases how one woman’s pain became the pathway to salvation for many and the importance of our own stories in God’s redemptive plan.

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  • The Mountain and the Messiah

    In our divided world, it may seem difficult to build relationships with those who think differently from us. In today’s study, Danny Saavedra shares the simple yet powerful encounter with the Samaritan woman as a model for building relationships and personal evangelism.

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  • Thirsty for Living Water

    Water is essential to life, but from where do you get your source? In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra explains our need for living water and its significance for our spiritual growth.

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  • Gifts of God

    Do you love receiving gifts? Most of us certainly do! In today’s study, Denise Trio highlights the imporance of God’s gifts to us and what they’re meant for.

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  • Divine Appointments and Disciple Makers

    How’s your calendar looking this week? In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra retells a famous appointment with Jesus, teaching us the value of making space in our lives for God’s plans.

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  • A Beautiful Bookend

    Are you trying to make sense of your life? In today’s devotional, Gabi Silva shares insight on God’s character and how it impacts how we find meaning in seasons of life.

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  • The Power of Thanksgiving: Health and Gratitude

    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) Who would’ve thought that one day Paul’s pastoral exhortation would be considered a form of treatment. There are numerous accounts in Scripture calling God’s people to give thanks, and recent scientific findings have…

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  • What Does Being an Ambassador for Christ Actually Mean?

    Christian. Ambassador. Follower of Christ. We can often say these words without taking the time to think about what they mean. Just like there is lingo that characterizes pop culture, various ethnic cultures, and even generational cultures, there is also a language of the church and Christian culture. Although these terms are an important part…

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  • His Heart

    Are you in need of guidance? Today, Pastor Dan Hickling highlights God’s character as our Shepherd and how we can trust God to guide us in every season of life.

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  • That Day

    The Bible talks about “the day.” Do you know what day that is? In today’s study, Pastor Dan Hickling elaborates on this important day and what it means for us today.

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  • Why We Rejoice

    How do we reconcile God’s mercy with His discipline? In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp explains the significance of Jesus as our Mediator and how it changes us from the inside out.

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  • Watching, Waiting, Hearing

    Is there a difference between worldly hope and biblical hope? In today’s study, Danny Saavedra defines biblical hope and highlights its implications for our lives today.

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  • Woe Is Me

    “What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the early figs that I crave. The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they…

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  • He Has Shown Us

    In the Book of Micah, the prophet is announcing God’s judgement that will come upon Israel and Judah because of their sinful behavior. Verse 6:8 explains that God had let the people know what He expected of them. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?…

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  • Life’s Lesson

    If you’ve tried long enough on your own and still haven’t gotten where you want to be, you know the dissapointment of failure. In today’s study, Pastor Dan Hicking points us to a different way to truly change.

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  • A Blind Eye

    Do you struggle to understand God’s will for your life and what He requires from you? In today’s passage, Pastor Dan Hickling breaks down God’s requirements and how they may differ from our own understanding of what God intends for us.

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  • When God Seems Unreasonable

    Does God demand too much from us? Is the Christian life unattainable for us to live? Today, Rob Nieminen shares what God truly requires of His people as a way of life.

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  • Israel on Trial

    Have you ever followed a major court case and wondered how the verdict would turn out? In today’s reading, Gabriella Silva unpacks God’s trial against Israel and its significance for us today.

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  • That Day

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us what should fuel our hope as we cry for justice, knowing we will be answered!

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  • Corrected but Not Abandoned

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling dives into answering the question of how Micah’s promises apply to us today as believers.

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  • Sin and Holiness

    In today’s devotional, Gary Adyniec breaks down how once we deal with our sin and truly give ourselves to God, we will then be complete and experience the freedom Christ bought for us on the cross.

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  • Shepherd King

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that whether we’re walking in seasons of trials and tribulations or seasons of prosperity, if we’re in Christ, then there’s no better place we can be!

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  • Little Town of Bethlehem

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us what the Lord has been teaching mankind since the very beginning: the value of humility.

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  • The Underdog Wins

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio breaks down Scripture showing us how God gives us victory now and in eternity.

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  • Love and Wrath: Application

    In our previous article, we discussed how God’s love and wrath are not in opposition, and how they were displayed on the cross when Jesus died for our sins. The implications for how we live in light of understanding God’s love and wrath are significant. God’s wrath may likely make us uncomfortable because we’ve missed…

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  • The Wrath and Love of God: Understanding and Implication

    “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children…

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  • God of Deliverance

    In today’s devotional, Gary Adyniec encourages us to rejoice always, no matter what we’re facing today.

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  • The Faithful King and Restored Remnant

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us how the faithfulness of God and the coming kingdom of Christ comforts and encourages us when we experience persecution.

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  • The Highly Anticipated Kingdom

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that God will provide believers with hope in times of persecution.

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  • Be That One

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp encourages us to act on Micah’s example by acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.

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  • Strange Work

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp reminds us that wherever we are in our relationship with God, even in calamity He rejoices in doing good.

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  • Hear Now…

    In today’s devotional, Gary Adyniec calls us to live with conviction in an age of compromise!

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  • Why the Faithfulness of God Matters

      An Overview of Micah   I don’t know about you, but I struggle to be close to God when I’m going through a hard time. That’s sort of funny, isn’t it? The periods of my life when I need to experience His presence, power, and peace the most, I’m the most resistant. There can…

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  • The Bringer and Breaker

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that we’re all fellow citizens with God’s people, as well as members of His household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets.

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  • Sin Will…

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling breaks down a consequence of sin that we need to see and how it can’t be reversed: destruction.

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  • Divinely Devised

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us that ultimately God wants us to value people above possessions.

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  • God of Justice

    In today’s devotional, Shona Baselice encourages us to not grow angry or weary when it seems like there is no justice to be found upon the earth.

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  • What Legacy Are You Building?

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra warns us against the consequences of our actions and how they can affect others.

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  • A Painful Picture

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us that we have the ability to pursue a different path by recognizing the reality of sin’s consequences and repenting.

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  • An Overview of Micah

    “The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. Hear, you peoples, all of you, listen, earth and all who live in it, that the Sovereign Lord may bear witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.”—Micah 1:1–2 (NIV) As we get ready to start a…

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  • When Walls Come Down

    In today’s devotional, Gary Adyniec reminds us that God will never force us to accept His love and love Him back, as that’s a personal choice we all have to make.

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  • The Bearer of Bad News and Good News!

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra walks us through our responsibility to deliver the bad news of sin and death, but to also provide the great hope of the gospel!

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  • A Community on Mission for Good

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling breaks down how community is the base that sustains the weight of the work God desires to do through us.

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  • A Community on Mission for Wholeness, Unity, and Service

    In today’s devotional, Samantha Rodriguez shows us that God equips us all with and for the same purpose: to grow together in unity as we serve one another, mature in our faith, and speak the truth in love.

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  • A Community on Mission for the Sake of the Gospel

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra breaks down how our lives can be the catalyst God uses to bring the light of Jesus into the lives of the people around us.

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  • A Community on Mission for Reconciliation

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that we’re called to represent Jesus to all people with love, grace, peace, forgiveness, kindness, and truth as we walk in, live out, and share the glorious gospel, the good news of Jesus!

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  • The Practice of Sincere Love

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us the culture God desires to define His people, His Church, the community of faith—and it’s the culture we can establish through one loving choice at a time!

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  • Transparency

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp encourages us to strive to be more accountable with God and with one another by helping our brothers and sisters live a holy life, correcting with gentleness and love and provoking one another to righteousness.

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  • Holy Apparel

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp shows us how we can be more Christ like in our own community.

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  • The Practice of Lending Strength

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra warns us not to leave our community to carry their burdens alone.

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  • The Practice of Having All Things in Common

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us that true community gives to all who have need; they are kind, generous, humble, and servant-hearted.

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  • The Power of Praying Together

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio shows us the power of prayer when it’s done in community.

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  • Community Prompts the Church Toward Discipleship and Multiplication

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra breaks down why we absolutely need discipleship to grow and mature as believers and how important it is we do the same for others.

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  • Going Further Together

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio reminds us that when we, in community, meet together, bring our God-given gifts, and set our attention on building up one another for one another, we can go farther than we ever imagined.

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  • Community Encourages the Church Toward Personal Growth

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us what it really means to show up as a true friend in Christ.

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  • Community Empowers the Church to Operate Effectively

    In today’s devotional, Gary Adyniec breaks down the biblical body and the part we play in it.

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  • Community is for Our Sanctification

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us that we have to have community to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together” (Hebrews 10:24–25 NIV), and to grow in our faith and intimacy with Christ individually and collectively.

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  • Better Together

    In today’s devotional, Samantha Rodriguez breaks down how God designed for us to be in community rather than to be fully self-sufficient.

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  • Thriving Together

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp reminds us that it’s only by God’s grace we survive and by extension we thrive.

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  • Community is God’s Design

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us that our need for community, as well as the provision of community, was by God’s deliberate design.

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  • Community is in God’s Nature

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling reminds us that being in community isn’t just something God wants us to do, it’s rooted in the very nature of who God is.

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  • “To All Creation.”

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra talks about how God wants to use us “to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.'”

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  • “Preach the Gospel…”

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling gives us a detailed definition of what “gospel” really means.

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  • “Go Into All the World…”

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp reminds us of the call the Lord gave us to share our faith with the world.

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  • Biblical Justice

    What is it? God is a God of justice; it’s a core aspect of His character. So, as people made in His image, we innately desire justice and can usually recognize when injustice has occurred. But here’s the thing: Because we live in a sinful world, our definition of justice is often significantly different from…

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  • Last Call

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us that God will equip you, and He will work in, through, and around you.

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  • Too Good?

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling reminds us that nothing God has told us is too good to be true.

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  • Mark 15:1–41 Study Guide

    In this study guide, we’ll continue working our way through the Gospel of Mark with a discussion of Mark 15:1–41 as Pastor Fidel Gomez takes us through the events of the cross and gives us a portrait of Jesus’ unconditional love for us!   TALK IT OUT Below, you’ll find some key discussion point questions…

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  • The Distinguishing Factor

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio shows us how Christianity is unlike any other religion, and this resurrection narrative is a distinguishing factor.

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  • Daring Devotion

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling uses Joseph to show us that we should never underestimate the value of your devotion to Jesus.

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  • See the Significance

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us the significance of the cross and what happened after Jesus died.

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  • A Great Work and a Dark Day

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra breaks down the language Jesus used while He was on the cross, moments before His death.

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  • Mark 14:43–72 Study Guide

    In this study guide, we’ll continue working our way through the Gospel of Mark with a discussion of Mark 14:43–72 as Pastor Duane Roberts examines Judas and Peter’s failures and how God can use our failures to redeem us! TALK IT OUT Below, you’ll find some key discussion point questions to reflect on and consider…

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  • Wrong to Right

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us what the cross truly is.

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  • Mocking the Maker

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling shows us that the humiliation Jesus went through before He was crucified was permitted to take place for God’s profound purpose.

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  • A Ticket to Freedom

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us how Barabbas won the lottery at the expense of Jesus.

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  • Amazed on Trial

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio breaks down why Jesus wasn’t doing everything He could to defend Himself against the questioning He was facing on trial.

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  • Rejection and Redemption

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us how we shouldn’t let past failures, mistakes, and painful experiences to keep us from all God wants to do in and through us.

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  • The Trial of Humanity

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra shows us the importance of Jesus’ response and breaks down who was actually on trial.

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  • The Trial of Jesus

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra helps us take a look at the injustice Jesus faced during his trial.

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  • The Indignity of Betrayal and the Fulfillment of Prophecy

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra breaks down the night that Jesus was abandoned by His disciples and how we can learn from them.

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  • A Spiritual Awakening

    In today’s devotional, Lisa Supp shows us how Jesus’ time on the cross is an example of how we are to to battle through our own sufferings and live in the light.

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  • The Man of Sorrows

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that in times of confusion, we must remember that God’s will be done as we lay down our will.

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  • “I Would Never…”

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra gives us a glimpse into the action steps we should be taking in order to learn from the disciples example when they fell away from Jesus briefly.

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  • The Last Supper

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra breaks down the significance of why we take communion and how we can appreciate it on a deeper level.

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  • The Judas Factor

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that no one is too far gone, and just as Jesus loves them, we must love them, pray for them, and seek to help them be reconciled to God.

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  • Priceless Opportunities

    In today’s devotional, Lissa Supp breaks down the different paths we see represented in the Bible of following Jesus and how our journey with Him should be rooted in faith and humility.

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  • The Fragrance of Discipleship

    In today’s devotional, Danny Saavedra reminds us that we are called to hold nothing back from Jesus, submit, surrender, and sacrifice everything to Him.

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  • A Common Problem

    In today’s devotional, Pastor Dan Hickling gives us insight into the three groups of people that were present at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.

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  • Parenting Resources: Mental Health

    Articles Axis – Parents Guide to Depression and Anxiety » Axis – Parents Guide to Fear and Worry » Axis – Parents Guide to Teen Identity » Helping Our Kids and Ourselves Conquer Stress » Resource Guides & Lists Mental Health Resource Guide » Mental Health Resources Flyer » Parent Cue Crisis Resources » Parenting…

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  • Parenting Resources: Racial Reconciliation

    Books to Read For Younger Kids Carrot and Pea: An Unlikely Friendship » We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street) » God Made Me and You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity » For Middle School and Up People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression » Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice…

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  • Parenting Resources: Social Media

    Podcasts & Blogs Parenting on Purpose » Focus on the Family » Parent Cue » It’s Just a Phase » Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety » Faith in an Anxious World » Instagram Accounts to Follow @CalvaryKidsFTL » @Six78Calvary » @HSMCCFL » @ParentCue » @FocusOnTheFamily » Facebook Accounts to Follow Family Ministry » Calvary Kids »…

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  • Parenting Resources: Volunteer Opportunities

    Love Your Neighbor Outreaches For more information on Love Your Neighbor Outreaches, contact: AndyV@CalvaryFTL.org – Andy Vital Church Workdays For more information on upcoming church workdays, contact: GretchenS@CalvaryFTL.org – Gretchen Slapp Family Outreaches and Church Serving Opportunities For outreach and serving opportunities for your family and or child, contact: LoriW@CalvaryFTL.org – Lori Watkins

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  • Parenting Resources: Technology

    Phase Life Booklet Phase Life Booklet » Whole House Protection Pandoras Hope » Meet Circle » Mobile/Laptop Device Protection Mobicip » NetNanny » Safe Eyes » Bark » Free Filtering & Monitoring Google Family Link » Apple Family Share » Web Resources How to turn Google safe search on » How to turn on your…

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  • Parenting Resources: Marriage

    Books Love and Respect » Five Love Languages » Grace Based Marriage » Classes Live the life » Bible Plans Building a Better Us »

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  • Parenting Resources: Holy Sexuality

    Books/PDFs Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality »*(covers sexual abuse prevention) Phase Life Booklet » Passport to Purity (5th–9th Grade) » Swipe Right » Preparing Your Child for Dating » Digital Resources Juli Slattery – Java with Juli podcast Family Matters: Video Resource » All Age Resource Guide Be Broken – Resources for Parents » Child…

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  • Parenting Resources: Parenting

    Books on Parenting Intentional Parenting » Effective Parenting in a Defective World » Romancing Your Child’s Heart » Grace-Based Parenting » The New Strong-Willed Child » Better Dads, Stronger Sons » Five Love Languages of Children » Parent/Kid Bible Study Trail Map For Life (6th–12th Grade) » World’s largest PJ party (Girls 7-12 years old) »…

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  • Parenting Resources: Grief

    Spiritual components to help your family walk through crisis: Pray with your family daily. Incorporate and/or continue a daily devotional time. Make space to be available for your children and listen. Keep your regular daily routine. Remind them that God loves them and is always with them. Passages from the Psalms on Grief “Even when…

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  • Parenting Resources: Faith

    Digital Application(s) Parent Cue App » Devotional Books Adventures in Odyssey: 90 Devotions for Kids by AIO Team » Devotions for Young Readers by Janet and Jonet M. Bair » The One Year Devotions for Kids by Children’s Bile Hour: Volume 1 »  Volume 2 »    Volume 3 » PDFs Phase Life Booklet »

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  • Parenting Resources: Discipline

    Books Creative Correction » Parenting with Scripture » PDFs The Role of a Parent » Family Guidelines » Family Conflict Guidelines » Building Responsibility in Your Child » Cell Phone Contract » Family Contract of Terms »

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  • Nueva Vida en Cristo: El Milagro de Una Vida Resucitada

    “Y si el Espíritu de aquel que levantó de los muertos a Jesús mora en vosotros, el que levantó de los muertos a Cristo Jesús vivificará también vuestros cuerpos mortales por su Espíritu que mora en vosotros.” – Romanos 8:11 En Juan 11, vemos a Jesús hacer una obra asombrosa, resucita a Lázaro de entre…

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  • ¿Cómo Sigo a Jesús?

    EL REGALO MÁS GRANDE QUE SE HA DADO En Romanos 6:23, dice: “Porque la paga del pecado es muerte, mas la dádiva de Dios es vida eterna en Cristo Jesús Señor nuestro”. ¿Qué significa esto? La Biblia dice que antes de recibir a Jesús, estabas separado de Dios a causa del pecado; y tristemente, nuestro…

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  • ¿Qué es la Salvación?

    “La siguiente declaración es digna de confianza, y todos deberían aceptarla: «Cristo Jesús vino al mundo para salvar a los pecadores»… .’“— 1 Timoteo 1:15 (NTV) Los rescates atrevidos son una de las narrativas más comunes que se encuentran en el cine. Desde Black Hawk Down, Captain Phillips, o hasta Star Wars Episode IV: A…

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  • ¿Qué es el Pecado?

     “Dios nos hace justos a sus ojos cuando ponemos nuestra fe en Jesucristo. Y eso es verdad para todo el que cree, sea quien fuere. Pues todos hemos pecado; nadie puede alcanzar la meta gloriosa establecida por Dios. Sin embargo, en su gracia, Dios gratuitamente nos hace justos a sus ojos por medio de Cristo Jesús, quien…

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  • Help My Unbelief: How to Deal with Doubts in Your Faith

    The Book of Mark tells us a story of a demon-possessed boy who was brought to Jesus for healing by his father who asked if He could do anything to please take pity on them. “Jesus said to him, ‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes.’ Immediately the boy’s father…

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  • Addressing the Controversy Around the Anointing of Jesus in Bethany

    In this article, I want to address a passage that trips some people up. And honestly, it tripped me up quite a bit. I was at a loss for a bit. But then, I did A LOT of research and I wanted to share what I found in the hopes that it would help you in case you find yourself confused or tripped up by it. So here goes . . .

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  • Learning From Children

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio breaks down what we can learn from Jesus’ example when He broke the social norm and brought a child into an “adult” conversation.

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  • Mark 6:1-29 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from Calvary Young Adult Director Drew Eales and Calvary Women Director Annie Harley on Mark 6:1–29.

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  • Easter 2021: Good Friday and Easter Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from Calvary Young Adult Director Drew Eales and Calvary Women Director Annie Harley on Good Friday and Easter.

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  • Why Do We Celebrate Palm Sunday?

    Check out this article explaining the significance behind Palm Sunday and Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to kick of Holy Week!

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  • Mark 4:35–5:20 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from Boca campus Worship Pastor Andrew Wooddell on Mark 4:35–5:20.

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  • Mark 4:1–34 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from Boca campus Worship Pastor Andrew Wooddell on Mark 4:1–34.

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  • What Is a Disciple?

    By Danny Saavedra I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that Christians talk a great deal these days about “discipleship.” But often when we use words we know only from the Bible, we don’t fully understand them. In fact, we usually only scratch the surface of what some of these biblical concepts really mean….

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  • Mark 3:7–35 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from Boca campus Worship Pastor Andrew Wooddell on Mark 3:7–35.

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  • Prayer and Fasting

    This article was originally published on Cru.org. God considers fasting important. The Bible contains 92 passages referring to it. Many of our heroes of the faith, including Moses, Elijah, Esther, Nehemiah, Daniel and Paul, fasted at crucial points in their journeys with God. Fasting played an important role in the life and ministry of Jesus….

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  • Communion: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    At-Home Communion on Good Friday   Friends, even though we can’t gather together in person and take part in communion this year on Good Friday, we can still experience this beautiful and holy time of remembrance in our homes during service!  Here’s what you need . . . The Blood of Jesus: For this element,…

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  • Jesus and the Passover

    Seder Symbology: Discovering Christ in the Passover I love Christmas. As a kid, it was my favorite day of the year. But as much as I love Christmas and everything it represents, I must say it’s no longer the day of the year I look forward to the most. No, my friends, that day is…

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  • Mark 2:18-3:6 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from High School Ministry leader Javan Shashaty about Mark 2:18-3:6.

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  • Mark 2:1-17 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from High School Ministry leader Javan Shashaty about Mark 2:1-17.

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  • What Are the Gospels?

    “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”—Mark 1:1 (NKJV) This begins the Book of Mark, which is identified by its author (Mark) as a “Gospel.” Let’s hold that thought for a moment and take a closer look at what that means. To our 21st century ears, the word gospel can be connected…

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  • Mark 1:21-45 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from High School Ministry leader Javan Shashaty about Mark 1:21-45.

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  • Mark 1:1–20 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource with a video from Javan about Mark 1:1-20.

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  • Get in the Global Story Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway and group resource, diving into Pastor Doug’s message on the heart of missions and how we can get in the global story!

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  • The Good Life: The Habit of Service Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway with a video from Pastor Chris about the habit of service.

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  • The Good Life: The Habit of Life Together Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway with a video from Pastor Chris about the habit of community.

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  • The Good Life: The Habit of Prayer and Rest Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway with a video from Pastor Chris about the habit of prayer.

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  • The Good Life: Habits of Grace (Bible Reading) Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway with a video from Pastor Chris about the habit of Bible reading.

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  • An Overview of Mark

    “In summary, Mark’s gospel is short, to the point, colorful, and powerful. It tells the simple story of Jesus without much background information and then ends with a challenge: Believe, be baptized, and be saved or disbelieve and be condemned. The reader is forced to deal with the facts by deciding.”— Mike Mazzalongo As we…

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  • Peace Is Here: Messengers Of Peace Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s message on how we can be effective messengers of peace in the world.

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  • Peace Is Here: Longing For Peace Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s kick-off message in our “Peace” series.

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  • Undivided: Week Three Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Dr. Ed Stetzer’s message in the “Undivided” series.

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  • Undivided: Week Two Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s second message in the “Undivided” series.

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  • Undivided: Week One Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s first message in the “Undivided” series.

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  • Colossians 4 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching on Colossians 4.

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  • Colossians 3:18-4:1 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Chris’ teaching on Colossians 3:18–4:1.

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  • Colossians 3:1-17 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching on Colossians 3:1–17.

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  • Colossians 2 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching on Colossians 2.

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  • Colossians 1:15-20 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching on Colossians 1:15–20.

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  • Colossians 1 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching on Colossians 1.

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  • This Is Our Story: Generosity’s Light Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s final message in this special three-week vision series.

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  • Spiritual Gifts Form

    Did you know God created you with a unique purpose and set of gifts that are meant to help you accomplish all the amazing things He has for you, to bless you, and to impact others? If you’re unsure of what your gifts are, don’t worry, you’re not alone! In fact, about 38% of Christians…

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  • Origins Part 3: More Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching through Genesis 45–48.

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  • Origins Part 3: ‘Who Is the Hero of Your Dream?’ Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping HSM Youth Leader Javan Shashaty’s powerful message on Genesis 40.

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  • Message Takeaway: Fighting Temptation

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s powerful message on Genesis 39.

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  • Origins Part 3: The Drifting Dreamer Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Chris’ powerful message on Genesis 34–35.

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  • Origins Part 3: Wrestling with God Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping Pastor Doug’s teaching through Genesis 32.

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  • Origins Part 3: Best Dad Ever Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway recapping this very special Father’s Day study.

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  • Origins Part 3: Relationships Are Complicated Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder continues our “Origins: The Dreamers” series with a message from Genesis 28.

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  • Origins Part 3: ‘Is the Dream out of Reach?’ Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder continues our “Origins: The Dreamers” series with a message from Genesis 28.

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  • Origins Part 3: The Blessing Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder continues our “Origins: The Dreamers” series with a message from Genesis 27.

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  • Origins Part 3: Hope Beyond Grief Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder kicks off our “Origins: The Dreamers” series with a message from Genesis 25.

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  • Miracles: The Miracle of Family Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder shares about the miracle of family and adoption.

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  • Spiritual Disciplines: Read the Bible

    By Danny Saavedra This article is part of a series of articles on spiritual disciplines that help us grow spiritually, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, become more like Him, and live in such a way that please Him and draws others to Him!   Today, we’re looking at one…

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  • What Is Sin?

    By Danny Saavedra “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did…

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  • What Is Salvation?

    “This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners . . .’”—1 Timothy 1:15 (NLT) Daring rescues are one of the most common narratives found in film. From Black Hawk Down to Captain Phillips to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the rescue mission…

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  • Miracles: The Miracle of the Resurrection Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug shares a powerful Easter message!

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  • Miracles: The Miracle of Divine Intervention Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug continues our “Miracles” series with a look at two miracles involving water.

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  • How Should the Church Respond to Times of Crisis?

    In His famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5), Jesus calls His followers “the salt of the earth,” “the light of the world,” and a “city that is set on a hill.” You know, it’s easy to live out verses like these in good times—to stand at the door and welcome someone to church with…

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  • Miracles: I Need a Miracle Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug kicks off our series “The Miracles of Jesus.”

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Book Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug wraps up our series through the Book of Daniel.

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Prayer and the Prophecy Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug shares from Daniel 9.

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  • A Message of Hope with Nick Vujicic Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Nick Vujicic shares a powerful gospel message!

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Ancient of Days Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug shares the vision of the four beasts in Daniel 7.

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Lions’ Den Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug shares the epic story of Daniel in the lion’s den.

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Writing on the Wall Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug teaches about pride in Daniel 4.

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Mad King’s Diary Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug teaches about pride in Daniel 4.

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  • Message Takeaway: Stand

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug teaches about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s stand and their encounter in the fiery furnace in Daniel 3.

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  • Why Is There Suffering?

    Hey, Eikon Fam! As we work our way through the Book of Judges, check out this article exploring a difficult topic for many to grasp.

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: The Dream of the Kingdom Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug teaches about the king’s dream in Daniel 2.

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  • Revealer of Mysteries: Better Than Your Wildest Dreams Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Chris teaches a profound word about dreams from Daniel 2.

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  • Daniel Revealer of Mysteries: Living with Purpose Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug kicks off “Revealer of Mysteries” with a message from Daniel 1.

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  • Imperfect Christmas: Imperfect Year, Faithful God Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Duane shares the final message of 2019.

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  • Imperfect Christmas: Imperfect Family Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down our special Christmas celebration service!

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  • Imperfect Christmas: Imperfect Places Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug shares about the imperfect places God uses in week two of “Imperfect Christmas.”

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  • Imperfect Christmas: Imperfect Timing Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we kick off the Christmas season with a message titled “Imperfect Timing.”

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  • Unsinkable: Week Four Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as special guest Pastor Alan Platt explains the mission of the Church.

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  • Unsinkable: Week Three Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder tells us what the gospel is and how it can radically change our lives.

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  • Unsinkable: Week Two Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as Pastor Doug Sauder tells us who God is and how we can know Him.

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  • Unsinkable: Week One Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we hear Pastor Doug Sauder share the truth about truth.

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  • Galatians 6 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we hear Pastor Doug Sauder share from Galatians 6.

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  • Galatians 5 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we hear Pastor Doug Sauder share from Galatians 5 and explore the freedom we have in Christ and how to walk in the Spirit.

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  • Galatians 4 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we hear Pastor Doug Sauder share from Galatians 4 and explore the fragility of freedom and how we must fight to hold onto it.

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  • Galatians 3 Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we hear Pastor Doug Sauder share from Galatians 3 and explore the contrast between faith and reliance upon works, between the law and the promise.

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  • The Discipleship Model

    “Afterward Jesus went up on a mountain and called out the ones he wanted to go with him. And they came to him. Then he appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles. They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach, giving them authority to cast out demons.”—Mark 3:13–15…

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  • The Holy Spirit: Understanding His Purpose and Work

    One of the most iconic, profound, and jam-packed scenes in the Gospels has to be the Last Supper. Seriously, so much happened in this one evening it’s hard to know where to begin. A Seder dinner leading up to the Passover celebration, this seminal event in the life of Jesus and His disciples took place…

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  • Live Free: An Overview of Galatians

    Before starting our “Life Free” series, we encourage you to check out this week’s featured article where Danny Saavedra breaks down the context, background, and significance of the Book of Galatians!

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  • Sexuality & The Gospel: Holy Sexuality Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Doug Sauder’s teaching regarding holy sexuality.

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  • Origins Part 2: Friend of God Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Doug Sauder’s teaching on Genesis 25 and the legacy of Abraham.

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  • Origins Part 2: A Match Made in Heaven Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Doug Sauder’s teaching on Genesis 23–24 and the coming together of Isaac and Rebekah.

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  • Origins Part 2: The Mountain Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Doug Sauder’s teaching on Genesis 22 and the story of the binding of Isaac.

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  • Origins Part 2: Being a New Testament Follower of Christ Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Steven Khoury’s teaching on Genesis 21.

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  • Origins Part 2: Called Out to Go In Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Chris Baselice’s teaching on Genesis 19.

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  • Origins Part 2: A Conversation with God Study Guide

    Check out this week’s message takeaway as we break down Pastor Stephan Tchividjian’s teaching on Genesis 18.

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  • Origins Part 2: The Definition of Relationship Study Guide

    Check out this week's message takeaway as we dive deeper into Pastor Duane's teaching on Genesis 17.

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  • Origins Part 2: The God Who Sees Study Guide

    Check out this week's message takeaway as we dive deeper into Pastor Doug's teaching on Genesis 17.

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  • Origins Part 2: Abram the Righteous Study Guide

    Continuing our “Origins: The Promise” series, Pastor Jerry Sander from our Boca campus shared a powerful word from Genesis 15 about the covenant made between God and Abraham. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its…

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  • Origins Part 2: The Choice Study Guide

    Continuing our “Origins: The Promise” series, we made our way through Genesis 13 and 14 as Pastor Doug shared a word about choices. In this message, we discovered six ways that our choices eventually become our destiny. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends…

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  • Origins Part 2: Origins of the Promise

    This past weekend, we kicked off part two of “Origins,” our three-part summer series through the Book of Genesis! In this first study, we discovered the origins of the Messianic promise as Pastor Doug explored the call of Abraham found in Genesis 12. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share…

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  • Parables: A Woman’s Parable Study Guide

    This past weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day as Pastor Doug shared an inspiring word from Luke 15:8–10 and Luke 18. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here. For the Note Takers What does…

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  • Parables: The Parable of the Rich Fool Study Guide

    This past weekend, we continued our “Parables” series as special guest Alan Platt returned to Calvary to share from the Parable of the Rich Fool. In this message, we explored three amazing things we can experience in Christ, we discovered the life-changing gift of contentment, and we learned why we shouldn’t place our value in…

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  • Parables: The Parable of the Talents Study Guide

    This past weekend, we continued our “Parables” series as Pastor Doug took us through the Parable of the Talents found in Luke 19:11–27. In this message, we discovered how we can be good stewards of all God has entrusted us with and embody whole-life generosity. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from…

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  • Easter 2019: There’s More to the Story Study Guide

    This past weekend, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus and discovered that the chapter we’re in is not the end of our story because Jesus has so much more in store for us. Examining the perspectives of Mary Magdalene, Thomas, and Mary the mother of Jesus, we saw how the resurrection changes everything for us…

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  • Parables: The Parable of the Seed Study Guide

    This past weekend, as we celebrated Palm Sunday and the launch of our North Miami and Parkland campuses, Pastor Doug shared a powerful word from one of Jesus’ most notable stories, the Parable of the Sower. In this message, we explored the power of a story, the four types of people Jesus is alluding to…

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  • Joshua 23 Study Guide

    Continuing our “Taking Ground” series, this past weekend Pastor Doug explored Joshua 23, where we saw Joshua deliver his farewell address to the people of Israel. In this message, we discovered the importance of investing in and discipling the next generation, as well as the dangers of dropping the baton like Joshua did by failing to train…

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  • Message Takeaway: Give Me This Mountain

    Continuing our “Taking Ground” series, this past weekend Pastor Doug shared a powerful word from Joshua 11–21. In this message, we saw how God was so faithful to keep His promises while also exploring what audacious faith looks like. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with…

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  • Joshua 22 Study Guide

    Continuing our “Taking Ground” series, this past weekend Pastor Duane Roberts from our Boynton Beach campus explored Joshua 22, exposing a big misunderstanding that took place between the tribes of Israel. In this message, we discovered how unity within the body of Christ brings about blessings, how much chaos and division can be caused by…

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  • What Is Baptism?

    Before ascending to heaven, Jesus commanded His followers to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV). And all throughout the Book of Acts, we see the apostles do just that. Here at Calvary, we believe that baptism…

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  • Joshua 10 Study Guide

    Continuing our “Taking Ground” series, this past weekend Pastor Chris Baselice from our Plantation campus shared a powerful word from Joshua 10. In this message, we saw a wild and miraculous scene as God made the sun stand still in order to help the Israelites take ground, and we learned why the devil will often…

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  • Joshua 9 Study Guide

    Continuing our “Taking Ground” series, this past weekend Pastor Doug shared from Joshua 9. In this message, we explored the deception of the Gibeonites and how we can ensure we find ourselves in the truth, why we shouldn’t be so hasty to make oaths or promises, and the importance of keeping our word. Watch the…

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  • Joshua 8 Study Guide

    Continuing our “Taking Ground” study, this past weekend Pastor Doug shared from Joshua 8. In this message, we saw Joshua and the Israelites learn from their previous failure at Ai and listen to the Lord on their way to a sweeping victory. We also saw them renew their covenant with God as we discovered why…

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  • Joshua 7 Study Guide

    This past weekend, Pastor Doug shared a powerful, timely message from Joshua 7. In this message, we saw the secret sin of Achan catch up to him and lead to the deaths of 36 men, showing us that our sin doesn’t just hurt us and will never stay buried. We also discovered the importance of…

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  • Joshua 6 Study Guide

    This past weekend, Pastor Doug shared a powerful word from Joshua 6 as we studied the toppling of the walls of Jericho. In this message, we explored the power of faith and obedience to the Lord even when we don’t understand and how faith allows us to share in God’s victories with Him. We also…

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  • Message Takeaway: Barefoot

    This past weekend, Pastor Doug explored Joshua 5 and the amazing and holy moment that took place just before the Israelites took the city of Jericho. We discovered the importance of what took place at Gilgal and how we see the resurrection of Jesus parallel this moment. Watch the video below to see a few…

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  • Joshua 3 & 4 Study Guide

    This past weekend, Pastor Doug shared an update on Vision 2023 as we explored Joshua 3 and 4, the crossing of the Jordan, and the amazing work God did among the Israelites. Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the…

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  • Joshua 2 Study Guide

    This past weekend, Pastor Chris Baselice of our Plantation campus shared a powerful word from Joshua 2. In this message, we discovered how God used an unlikely hero named Rahab, and how He wants to use you, no matter who you are or what you’ve done, to take ground and change the world. Watch the…

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  • Joshua 1 Study Guide

    This past weekend, we kicked off the new year with a new series, “Taking Ground: A Study Through Joshua.” In this first message, Pastor Doug shared from Joshua 1 as Joshua is appointed leader of the people of Israel and given an amazing encouragement by God. We also explored how both God’s command and His…

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  • Noel: A Song for Everyone Study Guide

    This past weekend, we celebrated Christmas with a special message from Pastor Doug, which uncovered why the coming of Jesus is good news that brings great joy to all people! Quote to Remember: We all need people to be with us during significant moments, people who know our story and sing it over us.—Doug Sauder A…

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  • Noel: The Gift for Everyone Study Guide

    This past weekend, we kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with part one of our two-week Christmas series titled, “Noel: Christmas Is for Everyone.” In this message, Pastor Doug breaks down Isaiah 9:6, giving us a powerful and poignant explanation of who Jesus is, what He means to us, and how He…

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  • LOVE ON: Love Wins Study Guide

    What if you got a guarantee about how life turns out in the end? What if you could know that your story will have a happy ending, that you’d win when it’s all said and done? How would you live your life differently? This past weekend, we concluded our study through 1 John as Pastor…

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  • An Overview of 1 John

    Have you ever created a manifesto? According to Merriam-Webster, a manifesto is “a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.” Dating back to the 14th century, manifesto is derived from the Latin word manifest. Merriam-Webster further explains, “Something that is manifest is easy to perceive or recognize, and a manifesto…

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  • August Date Night Challenge

    Generation after generation of married couples have walked through these same seasons and have triumphed. As we encounter these tough seasons, that’s when you should reach out to seasoned couples and glean from wisdom and knowledge. We should ask them how they got through their unexpected seasons. 

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  • Message Takeaway: “What If . . .”

    What if you had only three years to fulfill God’s purposes in your life? How would you live? What would you do with your last 1,000 days? This is where Jesus is during the Sermon on the Mount. He knew His time was short. For us today, we know we have a mission from the Lord,…

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  • Necessary Judgement

    “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.”—Romans 2:1 (NKJV) The word judge gets a bad rap. We’ve all heard phrases like, “Who are you to judge?” or “Don’t judge me!” These comments probably stem…

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  • Public Prayers

    “The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour.”—Acts 10:9 (NKJV) Yesterday we looked at sanctimonious public prayer, which happens when our public prayers are more about highlighting our own holiness rather than pointing to the holiness of…

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  • Race Training

    “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”— 1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV) Have you ever trained for something? A competition, race, or match? Whatever it was, I think we can…

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  • Endless Love

    “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren . . . you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need.”—Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (NKJV) Certain things are just part of the DNA…

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  • Serving Our Neighbors in Parkland

    How do we respond when a tragedy takes place? As believers, as the Church, we are called to respond as representatives of God; as His ambassadors we’re supposed to be His hands and feet. And in Psalm 34:18 (ESV), David tells us what God’s response is and what ours should look like when he writes,…

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  • Practicing Faith First

    “We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.”—1 John 5:18 (NLT) Practice makes perfect . . . Ever heard that? I’m sure you have. This expression implies that if you do something enough times, it will become natural…

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  • Peace Makers

    “Do not go hastily to court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame?”—Proverbs 25:8 (NKJV) Up front, we need to be clear about something. God has ordained a specific purpose and place for the civil courts. The laws of our land and the authorities who enforce…

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  • Peace and Quiet

    “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”—Romans 12:18 (NASB) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension.” But the truth is, we oftentimes settle for the absence of outward tension. Think about it . . . how often do…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “The Law of the Kingdom”

    Continuing our study through the Sermon on the Mount, this past weekend Pastor Doug shared from Matthew 5:17–26. In this message, Pastor Doug shared the purpose of God’s law, how Jesus came to give the law its full meaning, and what the law of the kingdom means for our lives. Watch the video below to…

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  • Diffusing Peace

    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”—Matthew 5:9 (NIV) Diffusers are astonishingly useful to modern life. This tool—in its various incarnations—is used to distribute the light of a lamp evenly throughout a room, to ensure an entire area gets air conditioning as it deflects it from a single outlet, and…

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  • Blessed are the Meek

    “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”—Matthew 5:5 (NIV) As I examine the entire Marvel Studios collection, I’ve most enjoyed the Captain America films. There is just so much heart and sincerity in the character, and a real moral center! For me, one of the most poignant scenes in the entire trilogy…

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  • Our Heavenly Inheritance

    “Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”—James 2:5 (NKJV) God made His choice. He has written it in the stars and declared it from Heaven, so frankly there is nothing we…

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  • The First Will Be Last

    “Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”— Proverbs 18:12 (NLT) Did you ever watch Marvel Studios’ Thor? It’s a story about a prince from the fictional realm of Asgard who is stripped of his powers, cast out of Asgard, and sent to earth because his father, King Odin, believed he was an arrogant prince, unworthy…

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  • Being Filled by the Spirit

    “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”—Matthew 5:3 (NLT) I recently read an article in which the authors stated that poor people from impoverished countries view their lives as more meaningful because they find fulfillment through “life-enriching religious tradition over immediate gratification.” This…

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  • New Understanding

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”—Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) I can remember growing up and getting perplexed when the older, wiser individuals would say this phrase: “Had I known back then what I know now…

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  • Morning is Coming

    “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”—Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV) I remember countless nights going to bed with tear-stained cheeks, mournful sobs, and a heart weighing a hundred pounds. Nights felt as though they’d never end, and I often wondered if…

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  • Rivers In the Desert

    “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”—Isaiah 43:18–19 (NKJV) You don’t remember, but it was scary. You tightly gripped…

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  • New Seasons

    “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”—Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) As we start a new year, many of us will focus on making goals or resolutions we would like to accomplish in the coming twelve months. Here are four considerations for 2018 that we can garner from two of the most…

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