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    Our Hindrances: Lack of Opportunities
    Dustin Speaks—August 31

    One of the challenges that many people face in the area of evangelism is finding people to share with about Jesus. The reality of ours lives is that we spend a great deal of time with fellow Christians, at church functions, and with our families. Have you ever felt like you want to share the Gospel with people, but don’t know where to find them because you’re surrounded by Christians!

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    Good Reads: Gary Webb
    Gary Webb—August 28

    Pastor Gary gives us a glimpse into his life through what he’s reading.
    Leaders are readers and serve best when they are not running on empty. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Your pastoral staff at Grace loves to glean the wisdom of God that is found as we hear from many counselors.

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    Good Reads: Pastor Dustin
    Dustin Speaks—August 26

    Pastor Dustin leads off the Good Reads series on the Pastors’ Blog with a little insight into his life through what he’s reading.
    Leaders are readers and serve best when they are not running on empty. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Your pastoral staff at Grace loves to glean the wisdom of God that is found as we hear from many counselors.

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    Our Hindrances: Fear
    Dan Green—August 24

    Many of us have expressed that our main obstacle to sharing the Gospel is fear. Fear has many possible causes. Maybe we are fearful that people will reject us if we share the Gospel. Perhaps we are uncertain what to say and don’t want to mislead anyone. Others might think that they could lose their job if they share with a co-worker. However, the hindrance that the Apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to overcome was being ashamed of the Gospel.

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    Worshipping Idols
    David Nicodemus—August 21

    Idols are for other people. Idols are those things that strange people with unfamiliar religions on the other side of the world worship. Idols do not exist in my town, my school, my church, or my life. Right? Unfortunately, the answer is that idols are very much alive in our world and take on a form that we don’t often recognize as an object of our worship.

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    Back to School = Opportunity!
    Matt Vosberg—August 17

    I regret to inform you that, yes, that time has arrived. It’s time to go back to school. While this is probably a matter of disappointment for many students (and a matter of celebration for many parents), going back to school is more than just the sad end of a carefree summer, it is in fact a great opportunity.

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    Marriage and Sexuality
    Zac Hess—August 14

    Followers of Jesus must navigate a changing culture in which the Gospel continues to become more and more peculiar. In our desire to be faithful to Jesus, we must be committed to being people of conviction and people of grace.

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    Bringing Hope to Philadelphia
    Dustin Speaks—August 7

    Last week a group of seven men and women from Grace travelled to inner city Philadelphia for five days of concentrated training and practical outreach into the city. During that time, our eyes were opened to the desperate need of many families in the inner city.

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    Fearful But Not Afraid
    David Nicodemus—August 3

    The next few seconds were a blur as I looked down at the ground and noticed a large Northern Copperhead snake coiled and in the striking position only a few feet ahead. I didn’t have time to be afraid, I didn’t have time to stop, there wasn’t even time to change direction and go around it; I was on a crash course for a venomous snake.

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    Living Relentlessly
    Matt Vosberg—July 31

    I had the opportunity to take a group of students and leaders from our student ministry to Momentum Youth Conference a couple of weeks ago. Momentum is always a great week for our group and I have seen God speak into the hearts of students each year that I’ve been a part it.