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No Back-up Plan

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“Take one risk for the sake of the gospel, that if He [God] doesn’t show up, you’re left high and dry . . . give Him the opportunity to show Himself strong.” ...
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In Hardship, Hope Lives

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We have a living hope and an inheritance that does not perish with cancer, is not corrupted by the brokenness of this world, does not fade with the loss of a loved one, but rather is kept in heaven...
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Off the Sidelines

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A faith family only functions as a family if we’re all willing to be known and to serve one another. For so long, we got this wrong and made the church about us—our needs, our wants. Thankfully,...
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One Yellow Notebook

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As the daughter of a Christian family, I had never seen the need to take ownership of my fruit’s harvest because of my dependance on the family’s overall tree. However, a family’s tree is only...
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Life Conquering Death

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I desperately wanted to believe in God, but I was so caught up in my apathy, self-loathing, and distrust that I found myself only pushing Him away.
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Encouraging Family Worship

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When I was a new father, I had grand intentions of faithfully shepherding my family toward Jesus but no real plan for how to actually do it.
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Freedom for the Incarcerated

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The last thing Jeremy Miller wanted to do was leave everything familiar and move to Alabama. He had recently been married and started his own business in construction, and they lived right around the...
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In Every Season

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I may not ever know the whys or what is to come. What I do know is God will never leave. He will always send His children to remind me of His unending love for us and how He will never abandon us.
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Legacy of a Brook Hills Small Group

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The dictionary defines a “legacy” as a gift that is handed down from one person to another. For us, one of those gifts came in the form of a small group at Brook Hills.
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2019 Matters

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"The end of all things is near,” Peter wrote to the suffering, scattered disciples across Asia Minor...
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When Things Don't Go as Planned

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Have you ever prayed for something without really thinking about how exactly the Lord was going answer your prayer? Looking back at the end of last year, my prayer was for the Lord to deepen my faith...
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An Eternal Legacy

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On most of my trips overseas, the local partners we’ve worked with were young — often college-aged or in their 30s or 40s — but this team is different. They are all between the ages of 50 and...
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The Joy of a Community in Christ

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If, at the end of my life, I can point to a single common thread that God has woven throughout my life, I’d be willing to bet it is community. I’ve only lived 25 years of life so far, but that...
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In Everything I Do

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We have all heard that actions speak louder than words. Whether you believe it, you have already influenced someone’s life in ways you may never know. The question is, how? For me, this question...
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Everyday Means of Grace

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The guys in my small group will never forget that night. The night that I am referring to was one of our many guys’ night out at the cabin by the lake. But this night was special. It wasn’t the...
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Helping Children Meet Jesus

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She was a first-time visitor to our class sitting beside me in the “big room” upstairs on the third floor. We were listening to Pastor John speak when suddenly I felt her nudge my side. I turned...
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Praying the Psalms

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We all know studying God’s Word and praying are essential elements of the Christ-follower’s life. These two disciplines can also work together hand-in-hand when we not only practice them...
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Alongside Our Foster Families

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Our small group had been talking about wanting to serve together in some way for a while. We just hadn’t figured out how that would work until one of our small group leaders brought us the idea of...
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Oaks of Righteousness

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So here I was – God had me pinned to the mat. I could do nothing but obey and submit.
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The Prodigal Son, Dr. Suess, and an Inflatable Pig

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My first experience with Rock the Block (RTB) can only be labeled as exceptionally unexpected. We were in the first year of our Small Group’s existence, and we organized our inaugural RTB week in...
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Fishing for Men

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I met Mohammed* and Abdullah*, teenage brothers from a Muslim family, when I knocked on the front door of their home and offered to pray for them. God had been at work in their hearts, and they had...
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When Missions Lets You Down

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I remember the first time I went to East Asia on a mission trip. As I walked the bustling streets, I could feel the weight of lostness. I remember the excitement I felt as I bridged a conversation...
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Work From the Heart

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I grew up in a church-going family, and whenever the doors were opened, we were there. But at the age of 16, I dropped out and didn’t attend another worship service for 35 years.
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Just in Time

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I am constantly humbled and amazed at the places and people that God presents to us to carry out His work and plan.
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