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3 Apps To Accelerate Your Spiritual Growth

Do you want to grow in your faith but feel distracted by the noise of your daily life? Your smartphone can feel like your enemy when it comes to focus, but why not use it as a tool to grow spiritually? We asked some great leaders about their favourite apps for spiritual growth. Read on…

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5 Ways to Escape Pride and Practice Humility

We all want to be successful. We all want people to admire us and respect us. But, in order to be truly successful and become more like Jesus, we need to practice humility. In a world where pride is often seen as a virtue, humility can be difficult to come by. But despite what culture…

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How Do You Persevere When Things are Hard?

Perseverance through pain is where Jesus transforms you. Easy to say, hard to do. Right? But it’s under pressure where diamonds are produced, it’s in the fire where gold is refined. In James 1:5 he promises, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke…

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Seven Reasons Baptism May Be For You

You call yourself a Christ-follower. Maybe you made that decision recently, or maybe a very long time ago. So…what is the next step for you? For some of you…the next step is baptism. Now I realize for many of you that can be a scary concept. That’s why I’d love for you to read to…

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Jesus Loved You to Death – Journey Towards Easter – Good Friday

READ John 19:1-37 Like most boys, when I was little I wanted to be just like my dad when I grew up and do what he did. Maybe you can relate. Because he was a pastor, this made for some very interesting moments! Beginning when I was still a pre-schooler, I would regularly set up a…

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When Jesus Serves You – Journey Towards Easter Day 4

READ John 13:1-17 REFLECT I had a mentor for a number of years who shared and modelled two things that he felt were critical to following Jesus… There’s no bottom to humility. There’s no lid on passion. My friend’s name is Mo. I worked under him as a Youth Pastor for 4 years. He preached this,…

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The Compassionate Love of Jesus – Journey Towards Easter Day 3

READ John 13:21-32 REFLECT Can you imagine sitting around a table with Jesus when He tells you that one of those who have become your best friends over the last several years will betray Him? That must have been unsettling. You think you know those guys so well, but you find out Jesus is the only…

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Seeing Jesus: When Death Means Life – Journey Towards Easter Day 2

READ John 12:20-28 REFLECT Your showing up today demonstrates your curiosity about Jesus whether you’ve known him for years or are just beginning your journey with Him.  Curiosity, like the Greeks’ demonstrated in this passage, is a good thing. You are designed to desire God.  What is interesting here is that Greeks want to see…

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Reorienting Your Heart – Journey Towards Easter Day 1

READ John 12:1-11 REFLECT When was the last time you judged someone else’s actions? Over the last two years, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has viewed others’ actions as foolish, careless, or too cautious. When your heart is focused on anything other than Jesus, you place yourself in a seat that only Jesus…

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Celebrating Some of the Black Voices Pointing us to Encounter God in a Personal Way

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the voices of Black leaders who have made a difference.  For those of us who consider ourselves followers of Jesus, this can be a great chance to spend extra time learning from Black pastors, teachers, and authors who are influential in pointing people to Jesus and helping…

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