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Eight Components of the Pathway to Happiness

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Five Core Truths God has designed us with the capacity to experience incredible happiness.   God has provided a pathway for us to experience real and lasting happiness.   Happiness is an outcome. Happiness is a byproduct of other things being sought after.   Real and...

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Fire or Fertile

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The stakes are high. Our words can either speak life, or our words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down. An unchecked fire doubles in size every minute. The right word spoken at the right time not only puts out fires but helps create fertile ground for...

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Six Responsibilities Christian Leaders Face As They Decide What’s Next for Their Churches

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Responsibility to care for the Flock (1 Peter 5:1-4) Responsibility to Submit to & Honor the Authorities Over Us (Romans 12:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-16) Responsibility to Be a Trusted Lightin our Community (Matthew 5:14-16) Responsibility to Prioritizethe Gathering of Believers (Hebrews...

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10 Cs for COVID-19 and SBC: Praying In, Through, and Beyond This Pandemic

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I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order    that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the    riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  Eph 1:18-19a Cure Medical...

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Adventures in Missing the Point: A Biblical Perspective on the Growing Covid-19 Partisanship

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WHAT IF WE ARE MISSING THE POINT? Thought Experiment TimeImagine being a parent who hears arguing coming from the rec room of the house and you go in to find out what is going on. As you enter, you see two of your children, ages 9 and 11, fighting over the remote to the family’s gaming...

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