Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? by Brennan Kolbe I love the gospel of Mark because of its simplicity. Two threads run through the book: the identity of Jesus and the way of discipleship. Who is Jesus? And what does it look like (or not look like!) to follow Jesus? As we journey with Jesus, through Mark, towards…

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The Great Commission

The Great Commission by Brennan Kolbe God is Holy “…for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst…” I love this description of God in Hosea 11:9 because it helps us see two things at the same time. God is the Holy One: He is the awesome God. He is perfect. He is…

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One Church, One Body

One Church, One Body by Brennan Kolbe Worst Case Scenario Thinking I remember one morning in college when I suddenly felt a sharp pain under my left arm. At first, I thought I probably pulled a muscle. But deep breaths became more painful throughout the day, so of course the “worst-case-scenarios” started rolling through my…

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One Church, One God

One Church, One God by Brennan Kolbe Church Unity Reflects God’s Unity Church unity is not a core concern of the church because it’s a trend or fad. Jesus prayed for the church to be one “so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21). Unity demonstrates the love of God…

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One Church, One People

One Church, One People by Brennan Kolbe There is One Body Ask a handful of people on the street what they think of the church, and while I’m sure you would hear an array of answers, at least a few would lament or mock the divisiveness of the church. If it’s true, it’s a tragedy,…

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Unexpected

Unexpected by Maralee Parker Unexpected: A Memoir of Endurance and Triumph in Raising a Challenging Child Has your life gone as planned? I can hear many of you saying a big NO to that! Life can be very challenging, and full of the unexpected. God has called me to share the story of our family’s…

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Learning to Pray with the Scriptures

Learning to Pray with the Scriptures Read each scripture and let God’s Word guide your prayer One of the best ways to read the Bible is to use it to pray back to God. It helps us claim His Words but also to apply them as we speak back to God. In fact, many parts…

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A Guide to Friendship

A Guide to Friendship by Jessica Galván Begin to heal It’s no surprise that we have all been too distant this past year. Unable to physically be with our friends has made it almost impossible to be present for one another and to literally walk alongside in life together. You may have been able to…

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The Greatest Scientist

The Greatest Scientist by Jessica Galván For the longest time, science and faith existed as opposites. Thinkers and scientists study our physical world to explain what we experience on earth. Faith leaders and believers study the Bible and the miraculous to gain evidence of an all-knowing and loving God. For Gaby, a Doctor of Neurology…

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Who Are You Becoming?

Who Are You Becoming? by Jessica Galván As I read Philippians, Paul’s devoted and wise letter to the followers of Christ in Philippi, I imagine a man shackled in a cold, damp prison. This man could easily be my small group leader, my sister in Christ, or any other fellow believer. Imagining someone so dear…

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