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Archive for August, 2014

  • Jesus and the Art of Improv, Week 1: Say Yes

    This Week’s Text: John 4:1-29 The first rule of improv is to say, “yes.” No matter where you look for the rules of improv, and no matter how different some of them may be, almost all of them begin with this rule—say yes. Saying yes is the first rule because it is critical to improv process. […]

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  • Here We Go

    This Week’s Text: Romans 12:1-8 Paul says we are to offer our bodies as living sacrifices as our spiritual act of worship. This would have caught everyone’s attention because he is using a familiar word in a new way—which is a really good practical evangelism tip. In this context, sacrifice was a technical religious term. […]

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  • The Obvious Secret of God’s Grace

    This Week’s Text: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 For so many topics that bind people up, at least the first steps can be obvious. If you want to lose weight, the first steps are to stop eating food that’s bad for you, and start moving more to kickstart your metabolism. This is not revolutionary information. It is also […]

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  • Beautiful Feet

    This Week’s Text: Romans 10:5-15 What do you think of, what do you feel, how do you react to the word evangelism? There is a wide-range of responses. Some are positive, and some are negative. Some are based out of motivation and excitement, some are based out of duty or obligation, and some are based […]

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  • The Unwinnable Fight

    This week’s text: Romans 8:26-39 We pick up today with the idea that we hold a deposit, and we wait with hope and patience. Yet, we don’t know how long it will be. So, how do we as individuals, and how do we as the people of God, have the kind of patience and endurance […]

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