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How NOT to read the Bible

Jonathan Miller

We all make mistakes. Reading the Bible is awesome, powerful, and worth the effort. However, it can also be difficult to read. So, it should be no surprise to us that there are WRONG ways to read the Bible.

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How to Read the Bible

Jonathan Miller

Reading the Bible isn't always easy, but it is so worth your time. Get the most out your time studying the Bible with these five tips.

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4 Reasons Why Reading the Bible is Worth Your Time

Jonathan Miller

Is the Bible worth your time? Reading the Bible can be quite difficult for everyone, so is it worth the frustration and exhaustion? I believe with all my heart that the answer is yes! Here's why.

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Why is Reading the Bible so Hard?

Jonathan Miller

Maybe you’ve been trying to read the Bible your whole life or you just picked it up for the first time yesterday. Maybe you’ve pretended that reading the Bible is a piece of cake, but inside you just don’t get it.

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What is Worship?

Ronnie Petkovich

What is worship? Why do millions of Christians gather around the world on Sunday to sing songs to God and about God? Is worship simply singing songs?

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What is the Church?

Jonathan Miller

What is the Church and what is God's intention for it? Is it just a building or a weekly gathering where Christians sing songs and listen to a message? Or is the Church much more than that?

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Why do Christians go to Church?

Jonathan Miller

On Sundays all across the world, millions of Christians gather together in buildings called churches. Why? Why do Christians get together once a week? Does the Bible tell Christians they need to gather together in a building on every Sunday?

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Why Christians Should Share Their Faith

Tom Kopp

It is essential for those who are not yet followers of Jesus to understand the Gospel. God created mankind and desired a relationship with us.

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Why Do Christians Serve?

Jonathan Miller

Christians are not called to serve out of the kindness of their own heart. They are meant to serve out of the kindness of God’s heart.

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What Does it look like to Follow Jesus?

Jonathan Miller

Jesus leaves it up to us to choose to follow Him, but He doesn’t give room for how to follow Him. Are you passionately pursing Jesus?

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How to Host Church from Home

Emily Heaton

We always desire the church community to be united. It’s good to remember the Church isn’t a building, but it’s also not just one individual watching a YouTube video of a sermon in their house and stopping there. It’s a group of believers, united and moved into action from the good news of Jesus! Regardless of what building you’re in, you are specifically called to bring the good news to the world.

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The Impact of Trauma and Adversity on Mental Health

Perry Emerick

The word “trauma” can be very misunderstood and difficult to understand. Trauma is one’s response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms their ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.

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Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Tom Kopp

One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. So what is a mental illness? Mental illness is not a character flaw or defect. It is a diagnosable illness that affects a person’s thinking, emotional state, and behavior. Someone with mental illness is often disrupted in their ability to work, attend school, or engage in satisfying relationships.

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6 Ways to Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Mark Faul

Teen suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, and AIDS combined.

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The Science of Silence

Roxanne Small

Our culture often says that says more is better. As a result, the art of silence and mindfulness has almost evaporated from our culture altogether.

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We Don't Pray Enough

Caleb Baker

We focus too much on being overwhelmed and intimidated than we focus on the God that should cause us to feel prepared and confident. The big reason for this is that we don’t pray enough.

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