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Following Jesus…More Than Just Reading a Tweet

In today’s technologically driven world, we feel connected to people we hardly know through social media. Old friends from high school, acquaintances, or even politicians, athletes, and celebrities. All you have to do is “like” or “follow” their page on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and you’re instantly updated with everything they post. The digital age is amazing! However, it can also lead to a false sense of relationship. You can begin to feel as though…

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Diversity in the Church: Christ’s Love for All

One way that Christians can demonstrate their love for Christ is by how they love people—all kinds of people. Not just those who look like us or speak our language, but also those who come from different social and cultural backgrounds. According to Ed Stetzer, a Christian pastor and missiologist, diverse churches remain rare. He said, “Everybody wants diversity, but many don’t want to be around people who are different.” The early Christian churches were…

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Serving Royalty – Determining Where to Serve in the Kingdom of God

As God’s child, you are blessed with unique gifts and talents that God uses to help you grow spiritually and fulfill different aspects of church ministry. Every Christian is called to serve fellow believers. Peter wrote in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” And Paul echoes a similar sentiment when he wrote in Galatians 5:13, “For you…

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What to Do—When You Don’t Know What to Do?

By Dudley Rutherford Recently at Shepherd Church, a dear friend and fellow pastor, Jeff Walling, talked about a single verse in the Bible that is the answer to the question, “What should I do in a difficult situation?” There are many wonderful Scriptures that provide guidance in life, so I wasn’t sure what Jeff was going to say was the biblical answer no matter what one might be facing. When he said, “Psalm 37:3,” I…

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