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Lay Down Your Hurt


Would you rather identify yourself by your hurt, your blindness—say it: your willfulness in withholding forgiveness—or would you rather get on with your undiscovered future, by growing into your new life and identity in Christ? Continue reading

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Strawberry Parenting


Learn how to grow kids for the harvest. . . . Nate Davis, M.Ed. Strawberry Parenting: Grow Kids Who Thrive! 160p.,$13.99, Deep River Books. Though Scripture is full of principles for parents to follow, the moment-by-moment application of those truths is … Continue reading

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Lay Down What’s Done 


Let’s face it: We’re all “pieces of work” in some way. And yet, all of us are also works in progress. Continue reading

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Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources


That should be self-explanatory enough. For pastors, teachers, and other Bible scholars who want to know where to dig deeper…. John Glynn. Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources. Michael H. Burer, ed. 336p., $27.99, Kregel Academic. There are thousands of … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Old Life: a small-group session


Laying Down Your Day (15 minutes) Leader: Note that the italicized sections of text below are for you to read aloud. Feel free to use your own wording, or just use what’s here (that’s why it’s here, after all). Have … Continue reading

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Alive: Gospel Sexuality for Students


A high-school/young adult curriculum for the not-faint-of-heart. . . . Cooper Pinson. Alive: Gospel Sexuality for Students. 136p., $15.99, New Growth Press. In a changing culture where feelings about our identity inform our sexual choices, this ten-week small group resource … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Shame (Part 2)


It’s not all work and struggle, though. Let’s circle back to Peter, because God uses him to give us a great “before and after” picture. Three years later, mere days after Jesus’ resurrection and appearance to the disciples—and for that … Continue reading

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