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The Great Reward

My righteous one will live by faith. ~ Hebrews 10:38 In the Word:The quote is from Habakkuk 2. Paul used it in Romans 1 to indicate how sinners are justified. Here, the writer of Hebrews uses it to launch into his famous passage on faith. For centuries, Christians have treasured Hebrews 11 because of its […]

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Celebrate Recovery training in Johannesburg and Cape Town – October 2014

Two live Celebrate Recovery Training events! 10th to 11th October 2014 – Johannesburg 17th to 18th October 2014 – Somerset West (Cape Town) If you are new to Celebrate Recovery or have an existing Celebrate Recovery ministry, this two-day live event is for you. Pastors and lay ministers interested in reaching out to their congregations and communities are […]

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The Person, Not the Problem

by Phil Tuttle I was hanging out with some friends one night when we were in high school, and we decided to go get some pizza. A good friend of mine was old enough to have her driver’s license, so, of course, she drove. When we finished eating and came out of the restaurant, we […]

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There’s a Reason

by Phil Tuttle “There’s a reason a car’s windshield is way bigger than its rear view mirror.” That’s how my Dad used to make the point that we ought to spend much more time looking forward than backward. The Apostle Paul shared the same wisdom centuries earlier in Philippians 3:13-14: “Brothers and sisters, I do […]

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5 Ways to Prepare For 2013

by Pastor Rick Warren I love pastors. I always have. My father, grandfather and great-grandfather were Baptist pastors. My father-in-law, brother-in-law and son-in-law are or were all pastors. I spent part of my childhood on a seminary campus and was constantly around pastors and pastors-to-be. That’s why I’ve always been committed to helping pastors and […]

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Deliverance from Fear: One Moment at a Time

by: Chip Ingram Psalm 46 promises more than God’s protection, security in His strength, and gladness in His presence even when times are hard and fearful. This song of praise promises deliverance by God’s power. The psalmist says that God is within the city and “she will not fall; God will help her at the […]

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Fake Boxing

by Chris Tiegreen After Punching Bags and Illusions My last fight was in third grade. Someone cut in front of me in line, so I smacked him. Considering the fact that he was twice my size, this was a very brave thing to do. And stupid. It didn’t turn out well. I’ve been rather non-violent […]

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