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Gutter Leaves

Posted by Colby Kinser on

A couple of weeks ago, I was in San Antonio for the EFCA's annual theology conference. While KC was getting dustings of snow, San Antonio still has dried leaves falling from trees and blowing in the warm breeze. During one of the breaks, I went outside to enjoy being outdoors without having to...

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Tags: spirit, wind

Demo

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There's no way to reduce the Christian life to a short slogan. And even if we find a condensed way to get the gist of the Christian life, there's another way that's just as good. Tossing all this wisdom aside, let me offer another condensed way to look at the Christian life. Demonstrate the...

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Tags: reality, worth

Why Do We Overthink It?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Share my faith? I can't do that! It's too … complicated. Too much to remember, too much that can go wrong, too many possible questions I can't answer. Plus … what will you think of me? I can’t remember all the passages of the Road or four laws of a spiritual nature. What...

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Tags: discipleship, evangelism, faith, sharing

Building the Church

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Become A FishermanJesus Christ gave this promise to His followers, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew  4:19 ESV).” Over the course of three years and beyond, Jesus did just that by transforming a group of rough commercial fishermen and sinners into a...

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In Christ

Posted by Colby Kinser on

What are the real differences between the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT)? Some say that God is different, that in the OT He's the God of wrath and in the NT He's the God of grace. But both testaments show both His wrath and His grace.  In both testaments, sins are addressed...

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Tags: christ, in

Happy Refugees

Posted by Colby Kinser on

If you're reading with us in our reading plan for 2018 (Walk Through the Bible 365, found on YouVersion at https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/2129-walk-with-god-for-35-days), we read through Psalm 2 this week. It's a great Psalm even in our own time and situation. The psalm begins by...

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Tags: happiness, happy, joy, psalm, refuge, refugee

How to Become Hungry by Eating

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There an interesting article by Barna Research from April of this year on Bible engagement, found out:  https://www.barna.com/research/state-bible-2017-top-findings/. It’s a survey taken each year over the last 7 or so years to measure how engaged Americans are with the Bible. Barna...

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Tags: bible

We've Got a Social Media Problem

Posted by Colby Kinser on

We've got a social media problem. "We" is not just the human race, or just Americans, or just believers around the world. "We" includes you and me as members of the same local church. We have a big problem. You can read elsewhere about the pluses and minuses of social media on relationships...

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Tags: media, social

A Remarkable Truth

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Last June, Nancy and I served the children snacks while they attended Vacation Bible School. While the children ate we also drilled the children on their memory verses. During one drill we showed the children that each verse they memorized had something remarkable to say. For example...

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Tags: stewardship

The Greatest Giver Gave the Greatest Gift

Posted by Cliff Coss on

It is Christmas 2017, which means it is time to celebrate Christmas with gayly wrapped presents, family get togethers, good food, and time off from work. This Christmas also marks the last article that I will write about giving having finished the assignment given to me by our Elder...

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