The process of salvation (jutification, sanctification and glorification) Christian Living

The process of salvation (jutification, sanctification and glorification)

Stage: Serve

By Raymond Woodward

“SALVATION IS THE MOST ELASTIC WORD IN THE BIBLE” Time Past Present Future  Experience  “I was saved”   “I am being saved”  “I will be saved”  Theological Te...

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Are Humans More Valuable Than Animals? Christian Living

Are Humans More Valuable Than Animals?

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By PragerU

If you saw your dog and a stranger both drowning in the ocean, which would you save first? Your answer says, well, everything about how you see the world. Dennis Prager explains.

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The Truth About... Drinking Christian Living

The Truth About... Drinking

Stage: Discover

By World Video Bible School (WVBS)

"The Truth About... Drinking" covers the controversial topic of Social Drinking. Can Christians engage in social drinking? What constitutes drunkenness? Sooner or later, most of us find ourselves facing moral, social, and ethical situations that command our attention. These situations can affect our...

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Training Your Mouth for Marriage Christian Living

Training Your Mouth for Marriage

Stage: Discover

By MarriageToday

How well you communicate has a direct correlation to the success of your relationship. Your marriage will never rise above the level of your mouth. Words have a dramatic impact alnd are always consequential.

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The Power of Your Words Christian Living

The Power of Your Words

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By MarriageToday

Jimmy Evans discusses how our speech determines success or failure. Just like a farmer plants for a harvest, our words are like seed that grow positively or negatively in relationships.

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FLIP Method of Disciple Making Christian Living

FLIP Method of Disciple Making

Stage: Learn

By DM Lab

FLIP method of disciple making will work best in the context of a healthy relationship. When you think of the word FLIP, what comes to your mind? Words like turn around, or repent. What is the FLIP method of making disciples? FLIP is an acronym we use as a method of making disciples. Find a top...

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What is Biblical Repentance? Christian Living

What is Biblical Repentance?

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By DM Lab

Repentance means different things to different people. To a greek scholar, repentance is a change of mind. Do a search in the dictionary and you will find that its definition means to be sincerely remorseful. Ask a military man and they will tell you to repent means to march in the opposite directio...

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What Does Faith Look Like? Christian Living

What Does Faith Look Like?

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By Pursue God

Faith is central to Christianity. In fact, the only way you can have a relationship with God is through faith in Jesus Christ. God saves people when they trust in him as their savior. Hebrews 11 teaches us that faith isn’t something new, but has always been central for God’s people....

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Running the Race of Life Christian Living

Running the Race of Life

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By Newsong Church Hawaii

Is the Christian life really worth it?  How can we live it well? Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance th...

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How Do I Start a Hard Conversation? Christian Living

How Do I Start a Hard Conversation?

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

If you’re like most people, you probably avoid having hard conversations with people in your life. It’s a risky endeavor to challenge someone because you don’t know how they will respond. It usually goes one of two ways: either you have a great conversation and growth occurs or the...

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How to Start a Family Devotional with Little Kids Kids

How to Start a Family Devotional with Little Kids

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By Pursue God

As a parent it is your responsibility to help your kids to know God and understand how to pursue him. One of the greatest to do this is by starting a family devotional with your kids. Here are some tips on how to do that.   Video Highlights:   Use kid friendly Bibles. You kids aren’t goin...

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Three Things Every Parent Should Know about Getting Involved at Church Kids

Three Things Every Parent Should Know about Getting Involved at Church

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

We believe connecting to a solid Christian church can have a life-changing impact on every family,  but parents need to understand a few simple things to make that happen. Parents are the spiritual leaders at home. The pastor at church is not the pastor of your home; parents have that job...

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Going Full Circle as a Parent Kids

Going Full Circle as a Parent

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

Principle #1: Trust Jesus No matter who you are or what you have done, you can start a relationship with God by trusting Jesus. The Bible says that our default position as human beings is to trust ourselves, whether it be trusting our opinion on how to live or trusting our ability to save ours...

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The Birds and the Bees (Kids Series) Kids

The Birds and the Bees (Kids Series) (Series)

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By Pursue God

In this 3-lesson series we help kids and parents talk about sex and purity and stuff. They might as well hear it from you, right? Recommended for 10-13 years old. Download the Workbook

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Don't be a Delusional Parent Kids

Don't be a Delusional Parent

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By Pursue God

Watch out for these three common delusions of parenting. Delusion #1: Quality time is better than quantityMany parents try to justify time away from their kids by saying, “I don’t see my kids much, but when I do see them, I make it count.” Your kids need both quantity and quality. Delusion #...

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Getting 5-Point Clarity on Parenting Kids

Getting 5-Point Clarity on Parenting

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

Point #1: Mission Mission answers the question, “Why do we exist?” As parents, we need to be clear about our main job. What is our real goal as parents? Try to articulate it in a sentence or two. Though it might change as you get more clarity as a parent, it’s helpful to try to wr...

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Intentional Parenting Kids

Intentional Parenting

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

It takes a lot of energy to parent well. Each kid has a unique personality and way they need to be handled. There is a constant battle for time; time for the extra-curricular activities and time to be a family. And, there is the ongoing internal struggle as parents to know when to step in ...

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Your Family, Jesus And The American Dream Kids

Your Family, Jesus And The American Dream

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

There is a strange and sad phenomenon happening in the Christian church today. We see in the Bible the radical conversions and jaw dropping miracles that occurred during Jesus’ ministry and in the early church. We hear about powerful stories of how God answered prayers and deepe...

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The Trajectory of Parental Discipline Kids

The Trajectory of Parental Discipline

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By Pursue God

Many parents discipline without direction For some parents, discipline is mainly about fixing some pressing need. The kids got in a fight, so mom needs to step in and break it up. Her goal may be simply to restore a bit of order. The boys are making noise, so dad can’t watch the game. His goa...

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Pray Blessings Over Your Children Kids

Pray Blessings Over Your Children

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

There is a long standing Jewish tradition of elders and leaders praying blessings over God’s people. The blessing wasn’t a promise of a perfect life but a reminder that a perfect God was on their side. God started the tradition of praying over his children. He started with Adam and Eve and pas...

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An Overview of Matthew: Matthew Chapters 14-28 Theology

An Overview of Matthew: Matthew Chapters 14-28

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By Pursue God

The first 13 chapters of the book of Matthew had three main themes; Jesus is the true messiah, he is the new authoritative teacher and he is Emmanuel (God with us). Jesus announces the coming of the Kingdom and brings this into the daily lives of the people. Some people accept this good news while o...

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An Overview of Matthew: Matthew Chapters 1-13 Theology

An Overview of Matthew: Matthew Chapters 1-13

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By Pursue God

The book of Matthew is the earliest official account of Jesus, his life, death and resurrection. It is thought to be written by the apostle Matthew, who was formerly a tax collector. The book is arranged according to several themes. The first theme shows that Jesus is a continuation of and fulfillm...

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The Cross of Jesus and the Altar Theology

The Cross of Jesus and the Altar

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By Pursur God

The life and work of Jesus is part of a much larger story that began in the Old Testament. In the OT, we read about an elaborate sacrificial system that the Israelites had to go through in order to remain right with God. There are many chapters in the OT that describe the sacrifices, festivals, and ...

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What Stephen Hawking Got Wrong About the Universe Theology

What Stephen Hawking Got Wrong About the Universe

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By Pursue God

Let’s talk about the universe and where it comes from. We want to start with a quote by Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist and cosmologist. It’s a quote you may have seen before. “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we c...

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Archeological Evidence: The Bible - Can You Dig It? Theology

Archeological Evidence: The Bible - Can You Dig It?

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By Pursue God

If the Bible is true, then we should expect the work of archaeology to support the Bible. As we examine archaeology we find this is exactly what happens. 19th century discoveries In the 19th century, archaeologists began to discover the ancient remains of Egypt and Assyria. These early discoveries...

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3 Things Bill Maher Might Be Wrong About Theology

3 Things Bill Maher Might Be Wrong About

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By Pursue God

As people investigate Christianity they may get many of their ideas about faith from people like Bill Maher or some other popular people in society. But what if they are wrong? Here are three things that Bill Maher may be wrong about. Number 1: Faith is the purposeful suspension of critical thinkin...

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Why We Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead Theology

Why We Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead

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By Pursue God

Christians claim that Jesus came to life after death and is alive today. This is an historical event and is central to claims of Christianity. If it never happened, Christians are believing a lie. So why do we believe it’s true? Discussion Questions: Watch the video together or invite some...

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What Is Prevenient Grace? Theology

What Is Prevenient Grace?

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By Pursue God

John Wesley taught that God extends his grace freely to all of humanity to overcome their total depravity. Video Highlights: Prevenient grace is “the grace that comes before.” It is also called “preventative grace.” Calvinism teaches that we are “predeterm...

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The Rules of the Pharisees Theology

The Rules of the Pharisees

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By Pursue God

The Pharisees were are group of very zealous Jewish leaders who took their faith very seriously. They believed that the way they would please God and make it to Heaven was by meticulously following a long list of religious rules and regulations. Here’s a breakdown: The Mosaic Law The foundat...

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Bible themes - Light and darkness Theology

Bible themes - Light and darkness

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By Pursue God

Throughout the Bible, the words “light” and “darkness” are used metaphorically to convey deep spiritual truths. The way these words are used throughout the Bible give us some interesting insights into salvation. In the Old Testament, God is pictured as light (Psalm 27:1; 36:9). His salvati...

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How Far is Too Far To Go When Dating Relationships

How Far is Too Far To Go When Dating

Stage: Discover

By Jefferson Bethke

When you are dating it's best to remember that the person is first and foremost not your boyfriend or girlfriend, but someone else's future spouse. Living with that idea will allow you to honor them physically.

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Best Tip For Healthy Dating Relationships

Best Tip For Healthy Dating

By Jefferson Bethke

Advice for a healthy dating relationship. Do not make each an idol. Commuincate with: God Elders The person you are having courtship  

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Pre-Marriage Principles (Series) Relationships

Pre-Marriage Principles (Series) (Series)

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

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Selfishness and dating Relationships

Selfishness and dating

Stage: Learn

By Matt Chandler

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You Are Not Alone (Inspirational Christian Videos) Relationships

You Are Not Alone (Inspirational Christian Videos)

Stage: Serve

By Inspire Christian Books

No matter how alone you may feel, Jesus has promised in His Word that He will be with you always (Matthew 28:19-20). Read the verses that are referenced in the video, and continue to search and study God's Word for the promises that He has given to those who believe. Discussion Questions: W...

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How far is too far? Relationships

How far is too far?

Stage: Discover

By Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler answers the question is how far is too far in courtship? Discussion Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you? Has this video help you? If yes or no, how?...

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How to test your emotionally health? Relationships

How to test your emotionally health?

Stage: Discover

By Marriage today

10 standards to test your level of emotional health. Emotional health gives us the ability to relate to god and others properly.   Rate yourself 0-5   We measure our emotional health, the ability to openly express both physical and verbal affection to the satisfaction of your sp...

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Assumptions about Christian Dating Relationships

Assumptions about Christian Dating

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

 I don’t claim to have all the answers about dating and relationships. But the lessons I have learned can help as you reflect responsibly on your relationships. To start with, let me outline a couple of underlying assumptions that shape my perspective. Assumption 1: Dating is ultima...

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What to Look for in a Potential Spouse Relationships

What to Look for in a Potential Spouse

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

In evaluating a relationship that might lead to marriage, three elements are really important (you may decide to include others). I recommend continually assessing any dating relationship in these terms. As the relationship grows more serious, you will want to talk about these categories with the ot...

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Marriage Tips from Jesus: Don't Retaliate Relationships

Marriage Tips from Jesus: Don't Retaliate

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

From the time we are born, we are eager to retaliate and take what’s ours when the opportunity presents itself. When someone wrongs us, our first reaction is to wrong them back. However, Jesus teaches a different message. Matthew 5:38-41 38 You have heard the law that says the punishment must...

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Idols (series) Seekers

Idols (series) (Series)

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By Pursue God

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God's invitation to intimacy Seekers

God's invitation to intimacy

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Christians are often told that we’re supposed to pray and read our Bibles, so we renew our commitment to improve those disciplines. But why? Out of duty? To earn God’s approval? As you consider your spiritual goals, the best motivation for getting better at them is because God cares abou...

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The Right Response to Sin Seekers

The Right Response to Sin

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Nobody likes to be told they’re wrong. But we all sin, and how we respond to our sin is critically important in our lives. A story in the Bible shows us the proper response to our sin. The Apostle Peter was finishing up his very first sermon to a large crowd, telling them about the depth of th...

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How Your Attitude Affects Your Pursuit of God Seekers

How Your Attitude Affects Your Pursuit of God

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Discussion Questions: Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you? Read Isaiah 53:6. Do you agree that everyone is directed toward their own way? Defend your answer. ...

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RECAP Amazing Grace Seekers

RECAP Amazing Grace

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Discussion Questions: Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you? Write a personal action step based on this conversation. ...

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Grace and Good Works Seekers

Grace and Good Works

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Discussion Questions: Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you? Write a personal action step based on this conversation. ...

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Understanding Your Sinful Nature | Galatians 5 Seekers

Understanding Your Sinful Nature | Galatians 5

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

There is a force within each one of us that pushes us away from God. The Bible calls it “the sinful nature” (in older translations, “the flesh”). Galatians 5:17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit giv...

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Calvinism Through the Eyes of a Calvinist Seekers

Calvinism Through the Eyes of a Calvinist

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Calvinism is the formal name given to a Christian theological perspective held by some Christians today, summarized well by the acronym TULIP. Calvinism is the formal name given to a Christian theological perspective held by some Christians today, summarized well by the acronym TULIP: T = Total ...

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Universalism, Heaven, and Hell Seekers

Universalism, Heaven, and Hell

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

The Bible teaches that everyone who has not trusted in Christ for salvation will experience eternity in hell, separated from God. But many Christians today struggle to stand for this truth in an increasingly universalistic culture. Universalism Universalism is the belief that everyone will go to h...

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Justification by Faith Seekers

Justification by Faith

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Justification by grace through faith erases past sins and gives encouragement for present struggles. Justification by faith alone is a doctrine worth celebrating because it allows people to live lives reconciled with God through Jesus Christ. This makes a difference in providing Christian encourage...

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How Can Homosexuality Be Wrong If It Doesn't Harm Anyone? Talking Point

How Can Homosexuality Be Wrong If It Doesn't Harm Anyone?

Stage: Impact

By The Gospel Coalition

Voddie Baucham, J. D. Greear, and Russell Moore discuss one of the most complex and pressing questions of our day.In this video: Voddie Baucham, J. D. Greear, Russell Moore

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What does the Bible say about suicide? Talking Point

What does the Bible say about suicide?

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Suicide is a final and tragic sin that a person commits against himself and God. What does the bible say about it? One of the ten commandments is “Thou shalt not murder”. Suicide is murder of yourself.  No one is to stop their own life. God decides when we are going to be born, he ...

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How has Christianity helped the world? Talking Point

How has Christianity helped the world?

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Have you ever heard someone make the argument that the world would be better off if Christianity had never existed? They point to things like the Crusades, slavery, and religious persecution and claim that the world would be better if Christianity had never shown up. Well, the truth is that Christia...

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Does the Bible condone slavery? Talking Point

Does the Bible condone slavery?

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

Many critics of Christianity and the Bible argue that the Bible must be wrong because it condones slavery. It is true that the Old Testament law that governed the life of Israel allowed for a form of slavery. (You can learn more about that at the post Slavery in the Bible.) It is also true that...

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Intro to the Love Languages Talking Point

Intro to the Love Languages

Stage: Discover

By PursueGod

This is lesson 1 of 6 in the 5 Love Languages series for couples. In Ephesians 5, Paul compares the love Christ has for the church to that between a husband and wife. We know how Jesus loved. He was selfless and sacrificial toward us when He chose to go to the cross to die for our si...

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How can we make difficult decisions without arguing Talking Point

How can we make difficult decisions without arguing

Stage: Serve

By iQuestions

Great video about resolving conflcits. An argument is simply an effort to convince the other person is that your way is the right way. Argument leads to nowhere. Arguments are not the best way to make decision. Don't create a loser, treat them as a human. Spend energy looking for solutions ins...

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How to Identify Future Leaders Ministry

How to Identify Future Leaders

Stage: Serve

By Pursue God

One key element of successful leadership is raising up and equipping future leaders. Great leaders give leadership away. But how do we determine who we should be investing in? Who should we give leadership attention and responsibility to? Look for the right qualifications In every role, certain sk...

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How to Avoid Being a Weird Small Group Ministry

How to Avoid Being a Weird Small Group

Stage: Serve

By Pursue God

If you’re going to be invitational (as you should!), people will visit your group who aren’t familiar with how you do things. If they find your group awkward or uncomfortable, they probably won’t come back. So put yourself in their place. Don’t assume that what you have becom...

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Here's the Real Reason No One Makes Disciples Ministry

Here's the Real Reason No One Makes Disciples

Stage: Impact

By Pursue God

There are hundreds of videos out there of well-meaning pastors who challenge their people to start making disciples. Everyone knows Christians are supposed to make disciples, but so few Christians are actually doing it. Pastors have offered explanations for why this is. Maybe it’s because no one ...

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How to Start Mentoring Conversations Anywhere Ministry

How to Start Mentoring Conversations Anywhere

Stage: Impact

By Pursue God

Mentoring conversations can happen anywhere and with anyone, but how do you start those conversations? Ryan describes how he uses the resources on pursueGOD to start the mentoring conversations in everyday life. He gives some tips on how you can initiate mentoring conversations with the people in yo...

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What Is Team Culture (and Why Does It Matter)? Ministry

What Is Team Culture (and Why Does It Matter)?

Stage: Impact

By Pursue God

Every team and organization has a culture, and it means everything when it comes to accomplishing your mission and vision with full integrity. Once you’ve gained clarity on your team’s mission, values, vision, and strategy you can move on to the next thing. The next step in a truly ...

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Preaching Goofs Ministry

Preaching Goofs

Stage: Impact

By Pursue God

Even seasoned pastors mess up from time to time, but that doesn’t mean we should quit on our ministries. Pastors Mark Dever, James Macdonald, and Matt Chandler share some wisdom in this Gospel Coalition conversation. Video Highlights: Mark Dever made an error when he accidentally undermine...

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The Purpose of Work	Ministry

The Purpose of Work

Stage: Learn

By Pursue God

Whether you are employed in the work force, go to school, or work as a stay-at-home parent, the Bible outlines a number of reasons why we go to work. We work to provide for our families. Labor is a means God has designated to provide sustenance to ourselves and our immediate family members who mig...

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Where to Draw the Line with Someone Rebelling Against God Ministry

Where to Draw the Line with Someone Rebelling Against God

Stage: Discover

By pursuegod

Strike a balance Whether it’s a son or daughter, friend or neighbor, or small group member, it’s difficult to know where to draw the line in a relationship with someone who is blatantly making rebellious choices. The issue is striking a balance between being a friend versus condoning sin. It wi...

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5 Reasons You Should Mentor Ministry

5 Reasons You Should Mentor

Stage: Impact

By Pursue God

Every Christian should mentor (disciple) at least a few people in their world, for at least five basic reasons: Reason #1: Jesus said so Jesus told his followers in Matthew 28 to go and make disciples. Reason #2: People are headed for hell That’s a hard truth, but Jesus...

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The Mentor Tree and the Law of 2 Generations Ministry

The Mentor Tree and the Law of 2 Generations

Stage: Impact

By Pursue God

Discussion Questions: Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you? Fill out your personal mentoring tree. Who will you directly mentor? Who do you think they may be able to...

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Five Life Tips for Parents With Teens on Social Media Youth

Five Life Tips for Parents With Teens on Social Media

Stage: Discover

By Pursue God

In this video we are talking to Wyatt – a high school senior with solid values – to share some tips for parents who aren’t sure how to help their kids when it comes to social media like Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Listen to his answers and talk with your own teens about how th...

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