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What's Holding You Back?

6 Things Holding You Back from Making a Difference. Article by Neal Samudre, from Relevant Magazine. Read more at: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/reject-apathy/worldview/6-things-holding-you-back-making-difference#t3eqvu1duSMXo5f4.99 "As a child, I used to dream of changing the world. But now, I no longer treat that dream as a reality. That desire to dream big and...

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My Abundance & Your Emptiness

2 Corinthians 4:7   "As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own. I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use. I want you to be filled with My v...

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Gloomy Anticipations

Psalm 42:9 “Why must I go about mourning? "Can you answer this, believer? Can you find any reason why you are so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told you that the night would never end in day? Who told you that the sea of circumstances would ebb out ‘til there should be nothing left but long leagues of the mud of hor...

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Does My Life Really Matter?

Maybe you've asked yourself the question, "Does my life really matter?" I was talking to a friend recently who was reflecting on his life and career path as he now is looking ahead at the second half of his life. He mentioned that for many years in business he was always concerned about being successful and making the grade. He siad that he often thought about s...

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Being 'radical' = being faithful.

"I’m a thirty-something with two kids living a more or less ordinary life. And what I’m slowly realizing is that, for me, being in the house all day with a baby and a two-year-old is a lot more scary and a lot harder than being in a war-torn African village. What I need courage for is the ordinary, the daily every-dayness of life. Caring for a homeless kid is a...

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They are everywhere.

Who would “They” be?....the lost. If I could choose only one prayer for our church and our community, it would be this: loving and passionate evangelism. We will never see revival without passion. Name one great leader in the church who doesn’t or didn’t have passion for the lost. I’m not sure one exists. Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, J.C....

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Intentionality

Intentionality... A recent situation came up that left me thinking…a somewhat dangerous pastime for me! However, this time was different, I was left thinking about relationships and being intentional about them. Especially the ones that we don’t really want to cultivate, or even more truthfully, don’t make a genuine effort to do so. How many times do we...

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Distractions

Distractions As my Covenant Group has been working through Matt Chandler’s study in Philippians for the past several weeks, God has used him to bring forth some very difficult questions that I have to answer, particularly about my passions and affections toward Jesus. When I read Paul say things like, “I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing wor...

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Missions Month

I could not think of a more appropriate time to begin a CCC Staff Blog than the month of February -- Missions Month! The one time every year when we as a body of believers spend concerted effort and focus on seeing how the Gospel must go through us to a lost and needy world! As important as it is to pray for, support, and send missionaries to foreign lands, it is also cruc...

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