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Good Reads 06.07.16 (on: discipleship, parenting, changing the world, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On discipleship: 4 Ways to Make Disciples by Mark Dever Jesus taught his disciples to live in view not of today or tomorrow, but eternity. We try to help others follow Jesus; we do deliberate spiritual good; we pray… Continue reading Good Reads 06.07.16 (on: discipleship, parenting, changing the world, and more!)

links, resources, Uncategorized

Good Reads 05.11.16 (on: depression, discipleship, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On sharing about Jesus and making disciples: 10 Great Commission Thoughts to Challenge You Today by Chuck Lawless A single 30-minute sermon is more time in the Word than 3 billion+ people in the world have had engaging the… Continue reading Good Reads 05.11.16 (on: depression, discipleship, and more!)

links, resources

Good Reads 08.05.15 (on: bible reading, prayer, seeking approval, and more!)

Here is a collection of links to good reads gathered over this past week. Be sure to check them out! On men and body image: The Epidemic of Male Body Hatred by Paul Maxwell A man who hates his body is really searching for love — a fundamentally relational search for intimacy with self in… Continue reading Good Reads 08.05.15 (on: bible reading, prayer, seeking approval, and more!)

links, resources

Good Reads 07.30.15 (on parenting, being a church member, joy, and more!)

Here is a collection of links to good reads found across the internet this past week. Be sure to check them out: On church membership: Why Join a Church? by David Mathis In our flighty and noncommittal age, neither non-Christians nor Christians are naturally inclined to find a place to put down roots and make… Continue reading Good Reads 07.30.15 (on parenting, being a church member, joy, and more!)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

None Beyond the Reach (a meditation on how the gospel can impact anyone, including a terrorist)

…though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. ~ Paul, 1 Timothy 1:13-14 What do you think when you see a stranger walking… Continue reading None Beyond the Reach (a meditation on how the gospel can impact anyone, including a terrorist)

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Good Reads 07.23.15 (on the good life, marriage and prayer, planned parenthood, and more!)

Below are a collection of links to good reads from this past week, be sure to check them out! On what makes life good: What Is the Good Life? by Darrin Patrick Despite the variety of responses, no one associated the good life with being poor, mournful, and meek. But if you asked Jesus that… Continue reading Good Reads 07.23.15 (on the good life, marriage and prayer, planned parenthood, and more!)

news and updates

Important Information Update: Discipleship Conference

**Important Update** If you are planning to attend the Discipleship Conference at FBC Adrian on Saturday, July 18, please be aware that the main exit for Adrian from I-49, the Hwy 18 ramp, will likely be closed due to repaving. The best alternate route will be to take the north Adrian exit, Hwys AA &… Continue reading Important Information Update: Discipleship Conference

resources, The Journey

Introducing “The Journey” (a little book to help you grow spiritually)

The Christian life is a journey. When calling people to himself, Jesus often used the words, "Follow me." To follow implies movement--you're travelling a path and going somewhere. That somewhere is an adventure in knowing God more and becoming more like Jesus. It is learning how to love God supremely and love others deeply no… Continue reading Introducing “The Journey” (a little book to help you grow spiritually)

pastor's blog, resources

Obey King Jesus, Honor Everyone (a pastor’s thoughts on the same-sex marriage ruling)

This morning news broke that is not surprising when given the direction our culture in the United States combined with previous Supreme Court rulings: same-sex marriage is now a right that must be legally recognized in every state. Here are some opening truths for us to remember: Jesus is still King, God is not surprised… Continue reading Obey King Jesus, Honor Everyone (a pastor’s thoughts on the same-sex marriage ruling)

news and updates, pastor's blog, resources

It Started with Pizza (thoughts on discipleship and upcoming discipleship conference)

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… ~ Jesus, Matthew 28:19 It started with pizza. As a junior in college I had just moved into my new dorm at my new school, the University of Oklahoma. In the hall, I talked with my new dorm mates when all of a sudden another guy approached… Continue reading It Started with Pizza (thoughts on discipleship and upcoming discipleship conference)