A simple reminder from Aaron Earles that the a very significant part of the enduring fruit of Christian discipleship happens in the context of relationships and takes time. The conclusion: Because conversion, discipleship, relationships, and leadership all take time, it’s no wonder that change usually takes time in a church as well. When we see …

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While no family is without some level of disfunction, those whose experience of family has left them hurt and alienated can experience what family is truly meant to be as part of the church. It’s one of the reasons I look forward to gathering with Christians week by week: From Derek Thomas: …the church is …

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Church is meant to be the one place on earth where people can come just as themselves and feel welcome and at home. But it’s not always the case. I found these seven reasons provided by Stephen Grcevich to make sense. It’s helpful to read what is obvious when made plain, but is so easy …

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David Burke suggests two questions that Christians could include in their everyday conversations with each other: 1. What part of Scripture did you read today? 2. How was your prayer life today? Read some more of his thoughts about it at his blog. One thing struck me in Psalm 121 is that God is with …

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