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Easter 2017: "Bad News, Good News"

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The phrase “gospel” means “good news” and the Easter holiday celebrates that Good News.  But the good news only makes sense in the context of the Bad News.  In order for a person to accept the good news and respond to it, they have to understand and accept the bad news.

EASTER 2017 - Bad News, Good News study guide

Parables of Jesus: "Good Neighbors"

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So who exactly is this “neighbor” I’m supposed to love the way I love myself? How do I know? And what does that “love” look like? Your neighbor just may be someone you don’t like, and have trouble seeing yourself “loving”. But God can change all that and give you the ability to love your neighbors!

PARABLES OF JESUS - Good Neighbors Study Guide

Parables of Jesus: "The Dirt They Live In"

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The gospel is like seed that is planted everywhere, so everyone has a chance to respond. But not everyone receives the gospel the same way. What’s the difference? In large part, how we receive the gospel is related to how we are made up individually. So, if we want people to have a chance to believe, we have to pay attention to the dirt they live in!

PARABLES OF JESUS - The Dirt They Live In Study Guide

Parables of Jesus: "The New and the Old"

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Change can be welcomes or dreaded. But change does come, and, when it does, it often affects far more than what we are hoping for. Sometimes, when change needs to happen, it needs to happen broadly. How can we tell? And how can we handle the good changes?

PARABLES OF JESUS - The New and the Old Study Guide

Christmas Is - Trust

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Trust isn’t a word most people immediately associate with Christmas. But trust is part of faith— and faith is how we accept THE Christmas Present. So, what is trust? How do we trust— especially when we don’t FEEl trust? And how can we make trust a part of this Christmas celebration?

CHRISTMAS IS - Trust Study Guide

What's Going On? - Obsession

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Obsession typically has a negative connotation, but the truth is that it can be good or bad. Depending on how its used, it can be a driving force to bring us closer to God or a force that distances ourselves from Him and everyone else around us. It could cause us to sin. So what does the difference look like? Let’s take an inside look on what obsession looks like biblically.

WHAT'S GOING ON? - Obsession Study Guide

What's Going On? - Morality

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In general, the Christian body strives to maintain a sense of “good” and “morality” within their homes; however, sometimes that task becomes a bit more trying when it comes to morality within the world. We want to be difference makers, but in a world so different from The Kingdom, how are we to behave and represent the Lord? Sometimes, what is asked from us biblically and secularity are different; what do we do?

WHAT'S GOING ON? - Morality Study Guide

MYTHBUSTERS: The Good Person

April 28, 2013Randy Christian

Why do bad things happen to good people? How could God judge good people just because they don’t follow Jesus? The question presumes a fact not in evidence-that there are good people. Of course we all know people who seem to be not only good, but great! Yet Jesus said something very different about people, leaving us to understand something: Are there good people, or is that a myth?

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La Buena Persona
¿Por qué suceden cosas malas a la gente buena? ¿Cómo podría Dios juzgar buena gente sólo porque ellos no siguen a Jesús? La pregunta presupone un hecho no en pruebas, que hay gente buena. Por supuesto todos sabemos quienes parecen no sólo buenos, pero grandioso! ¿Pero Jesús dijo algo muy diferente sobre personas, dejándonos entender algo: hay gente buena, o solo es un mito?

REAL PEOPLE FEEL: Fear

November 6, 2011Randy Christian

Fear is one of the most common and powerful emotions. From general uneasiness to phobias fear can nag us, haunt us, demoralize and even defeat us—if we let it. But fear doesn’t have to have this power over us. In fact, it can even be turned into a positive force in our lives. Join us as we look at what the Bible tells us about conquering fear and turning it to good!