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Growing this Church Plant 17th Century Style: The Power of Community, Prayer and Service

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Something took place in 1673 England that we can gain remarkable instruction for in 2019 church planting, and is more relevant than ever. ...

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My Year in Books: 2018

This is a summary of my ten favorite books I read this year and a reflection on each of them. ...

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Your hope is in Jesus, not election day


This morning, bright and early around 5am as I ran on the treadmill, the TVs at the gym were already flashing commentary on the latest poll for the election. All the news anchors, with focused eyes and grave faces gave their opinion on which political party may come out on top. Our president has been relentlessly traveling all over, holding rallies to boost the GOP's vot...

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Dear Ocean County, Love your Jewish Neighbor

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In our current times, we are watching our nation make many efforts to overcome racism and prejudice in all its many forms. As we know, America is one giant melting pot, full of various people groups from all over the world. Because of our nations polity, a people group that are large in number who live in one location can begin making a cultural impact on the area, and t...

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What does it mean to be a church plant?

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It is difficult to think this way, but imagine this: The worldwide Christian Church used to consist of only around two-thousand people at it’s humble beginnings (Acts 2:41). That’s it. That may sound like a lot, but consider that today there are around 2.2 billion Christians estimated to be the world. For perspective, that is a 109,999,900% increase in numbers - th...

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The Importance of Biblical Literacy (Intro to the Story of the Bible)

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It is more important than ever in the 21st century to know your Bible. We are being bombarded with various worldviews and belief systems through the intensity of media today that, if we are not careful, will only lead Christians to a conglomeration of worldviews within themselves that is only partly Christian but part-many other things. ...

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Christian, are you experiencing Jesus?


So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvationif indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. (ESV) 1 Peter 2:13 Have you tasted that the Lord is good? I'm not asking if you are pious person, a religious person, or a Christian who is sinning ...

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A Call to a Deeper Christian Life Part 1 - The Christian Life Requires Deep Thinking


At one of my old jobs, I used to sit next to a TV that played the top hits of that summer in pop/rock. The music isn’t bad, I guess, but in all of the songs, there is very little depth to the lyrics. During that year, the top ten on the billboard charts within the pop genre, nine out of ten songs are about love and relationships. Only one song is not, but rather is a son...

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A Call to a Deeper Christian Life, Part II: Don't Let Your Appetite Be Your Master


A simple examination of our culture today will tell you that our appetites are being seduced and courted. Apples are waxed and glossed before they hit the shelf. Cheddar often is a very bright and an appealing orange (due to dye). Clothing lines hire the most beautiful people to display their products (even Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO was recently accused if having an "an...

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Searching for Meaning within the Sexual Revolution

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Whether we realize it or not, we are living in the most interesting eras since the 1960’s moral revolution. Before our eyes, we are witnessing an attempt by our culture to redefine what it means to be a human being. We are seeing a massive revolution in the realm of sexuality that has never been seen before in America, or really for that matter, anywhere else in the ...

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