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    I Want God to Change Columbus!
    Dustin Speaks—September 19

    I have lived in Columbus, Ohio for the bulk of my life. I have seen many changes here in the past 28 years, some good and some bad. When I was a child, I cared about entertainment, fun, and how Columbus could serve me better. Now I am starting to see things differently.

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    Salty Speech for Royal Witness
    Mike Yoder—September 17

    If you want to be salt and light for Jesus Christ, developing some salty speech would do wonders! “Salty speech?” you wonder. For many, that reminds us of the type of language that we have often associated with sailors and—let’s face it—a large number of our encounters in daily life. “Surely Jesus wouldn’t want us to speak in a ‘salty’ way, would He?” you protest.

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    Closed for Remodel
    David Nicodemus—September 15

    I’m completely serious when I say that Burger King is one of my favorite restaurants. A few years ago when our family moved to Columbus, I was overjoyed to discover a Burger King just a few blocks away from my house. It was only a few weeks later that I was alerted to the condition of my beloved Burger King: they had placed a notice on their sign that read “Closed for Remodel”.

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    Wilder Tutoring Initiative
    Dustin Speaks—September 12

    This fall, starting October 8, a team of volunteers from Grace Polaris Church will be partnering with Wilder Elementary to help third grade students improve their reading skills. Many children in the Columbus metropolitan area are struggling to pass their required proficiency tests in the subject of reading, so our desire is to help ensure that every student at Wilder passes this coming year.

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    Blessed are the Persecuted
    Mike Yoder—September 10

    Warning! You might be a marked man or woman. For any modern-day marketing guru, Jesus’ pattern of promotion was an enigma. That’s putting it mildly. The more honest among us would consider his promotion a colossal breach of etiquette, wisdom, and sanity.

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    The Easiest Form of Evangelism
    Zac Hess—September 8

    When I was a kid, I remember a huge emphasis on inviting non-Christian friends to attend church services. We even had a day called “Friendship Sunday.” Just fifteen years ago it wasn’t unusual for people to accept an invitation to church.

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    The Harbor Ministry
    Dustin Speaks—September 5

    In 2012, 9,551 children were removed from their homes and placed in the temporary care of the state of Ohio. Many want to help but don’t feel equipped to be a full-time foster or adoptive parent, yet the nagging ache to do something resides in their heart.

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    A Simple Matter of Time
    Beau Stanley—September 3

    In Sunday’s sermon and panel discussion, we noted that the mission of Grace Polaris Church is to honor God by multiplying devoted followers of Jesus through worship, community, training, and witness. The key point of our discussion was this: your work is critical to our mission.

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    Worship Service Styles
    Zac Hess—September 1

    Have you ever thought about what goes into planning a worship service? In his book Center Church, Timothy Keller suggests there are three elements that should be considered when planning services: Biblical theology, historical tradition, and cultural context.

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    The Journey of Generosity
    Mike Yoder—August 27

    Money and possessions were truly a big deal to Jesus. He spoke about wealth more than heaven and hell combined. He warned against “the deceitfulness of riches” and reminded people that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”