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Training Resources

Beholding Christ

How do I increase my desire for something? Desire is kind of a slippery thing and it’s not entirely controllable. Often, we have to approach it in a roundabout way. But I think with Christ it’s not as complex as it may seem.

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Caution, Sharp Objects Inside

The cover of your Bible is like a leather sheath which protects the master-crafted, razor-sharp, steel-bladed knife cradled inside. Such a knife out of its sheath must be treated with the utmost respect because sudden thoughtless moves can result in certain injury.

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Giving It All for the Gospel

I fear coming to the end of my days and feeling that I have nothing to show for my many years of toil on earth. I fear the regret that I spent my life focused on and worried about all the wrong things while missing what really mattered.

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The KKK, Daryl Davis, & Seeing People as People

We are really good at telling each other what we think and quite terrible at listening to each other. We’re more interested in classifying people or groups so we can dismiss them.

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The Christmas Stamp

One famous carol, in particular, caught my attention this year because it honors what the advent means for believers. It begins by citing events described in Luke 2.

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The Heart of It All

Recently something has begun to change in my walk with Christ. I have been challenged to see the primacy of the heart and the affections in following Jesus. Similar to what happened as a new believer, a specific verse and a specific book have been significant in beginning this revolution in my life.

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When Does the Easy Part Come?

My name is Jack and I am a recovering que sera sera Christian. I wonder how many other que sera sera Christians are squandering the privilege of being on mission for Jesus Christ. That’s the word that really catches in my throat: “privilege.”

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Regarding People

The goal in discipleship is to be neither a cynic nor an optimist, per se, but to be a realist looking through the lens of the Spirit’s power. What I mean is that our attitude toward someone’s growth must be dependent on God’s promise to will and to work, not on the immediate results we currently see.

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The Anti-Disciple Maker

How many of the people wandering the halls of our building on a Sunday morning have taken in far more knowledge than they’ve actually been able to apply? How many people are going from class to class and sermon to sermon gathering information that isn’t leading to transformation?

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Choosing the Right Discomfort

There are two kinds of discomfort in life, and we have to pick one of them. The first is good and the second is bad.

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