Category: Spiritual

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“Take heed that no one deceives you.” -Jesus, Matthew 24:4b Everyone loves a good story of victory over evil. What “Left Behind” brings about is a story of faith, persecution, and victory of those who are faithful to God. You may say that there is nothing wrong with that. You may say that every Christian needs to know that victory will be coming in order to increase their faith. But is there something else that is being left behind in…

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I was watching a video this morning of Louis Armstrong singing, “What a Wonderful World,” and it had me thinking quite deeply about life. The song reminded me of the current atmosphere, not only in politics, but also with life in general. There is a lot of Thanksgiving that needs to be instilled into our hearts and into our minds. People are ultra focused on everything that is wrong around us. There is constant criticism of everyone’s move. This is…

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[Photograph of Donald Trump by Martin Schoeller for TIME. Photograph of Hillary Clinton by Stephen Lam / Reuters. Montage added.] If this election has taught anything to anybody, it should be that we need to love one another, even if we disagree with each other. I have found that the only way people can change is for us to engage in an intentional conversation and genuine care for the other person, regardless of our differences. The beauty of this world is…

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My name is Kevin Watson and I am an EXPAT living in San Luis Potosí, MX for a few years. I attend a local church here in SLP and have wanted to find ways to help the local church. As opposed to churches in the US, many churches here struggle with technology because of the price of electronics is typically more in Mexico than in the US. The general worker makes approximately $4-$5.70 USD per day ($74-$108 MX pesos), so…

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“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” –Hebrews 11:7 Noah was not a perfect man. However, he was a man that moved when he heard what God wanted him to do and acted according to faith and trust. He was ridiculed by neighbors and mocked by everyone around. Noah could have…

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Use these discussion questions to get your youth to start talking. Make sure you allow for everyone’s input. You may get a wide range of standards in the answers that are given, but do not rebuke the youths’ responses. Facilitate the discussion so that other youth can defend the “right” answers. If you try to ask the question and then tell them their answer is wrong, then they won’t answer any more questions. Help create an atmosphere where they can…

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Use these discussion questions to get your youth to start talking. Make sure you allow for everyone’s input. You may get a wide range of standards in the answers that are given, but do not rebuke the youths’ responses. Facilitate the discussion so that other youth can defend the “right” answers. If you try to ask the question and then tell them their answer is wrong, then they won’t answer any more questions. Help create an atmosphere where they can…

FI-ToughQs

Use these discussion questions to get your youth to start talking. Make sure you allow for everyone’s input. You may get a wide range of standards in the answers that are given, but do not rebuke the youths’ responses. Facilitate the discussion so that other youth can defend the “right” answers. If you try to ask the question and then tell them their answer is wrong, then they won’t answer any more questions. Help create an atmosphere where they can…