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Why the Church Must Become a Cross-Cultural Community

Most of us who have enjoyed Bible studies know the richness of digging into the Scriptures directly with each other. But we rarely do it together. Do we believe that the gospel really has the power to create not only saved individuals but also a saved culture?

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4 Ways Paul Encourages Us to Love the Church (Even When It’s Hard)

Around the corner from where I live, a house is for sale. In bold green letters, the lawn sign reads: “I’m Gorgeous Inside!”

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Think You Don’t Need a Church to Know Jesus? Think Again.

During the summer at one of our Summit campuses, an Afghan woman—I’ll call her Hadiya—showed up to VBS and, with a very limited vocabulary, let the staff know she was there for her 5-year-old to attend the event. 

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How Can the Church Welcome Those Who Mourn?

Episode 462 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about temptation, losing salvation, the eternal destiny of people in the Old Testament, and struggling with church attendance after the suicide of a child.

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Must Confession Be Exhaustive In Order to Be Effective?

Episode 460 |  Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about tithing and giving during job loss, the frequency of communion, and confessing sexual sin.

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8 Bible Reading Habits to Establish as a Young Person

There were years when I didn’t read my Bible at all. Sometimes, I would do it on and off, a few days then stop, a few weeks then stop. Other times I would do it legalistically, thinking that I had to read a certain number of verses every day to keep on God’s good side. 

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5 Marks of Contentment

In his book The Art of Divine Contentment, Thomas Watson described five characteristics of a contented heart.

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New Troubles Are Met With New Mercies

I don’t know about you, but when I read, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34 CSB), I think, “Well, that’s exactly what I was worried about with tomorrow!”

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Five Basics of Biblical Interpretation

The Gospel of Luke finds its unity in the person of Jesus and in his mission to seek and save the lost. 

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On Spiritual Grief and the Body of Christ

Each Sunday since this crisis began, I’ve found my eyes tear up during virtual worship with my church.