Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why Pray in Jesus’ Name?

…and we pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen. Heard that one before? If you’ve been around Christians much at all, no doubt this is a phrase you are well acquainted with. But why do Christians pray “in Jesus’ name”, and what does it even really mean? Remember, we shouldn’t do something simply because it’s what […]

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Youth Ministry Outreach Idea: Cupcake Day

One of the most successful youth outreach ideas I’ve used is something we call Cupcake Day. Once a year, our ISCF (Inner-School Christian Fellowship) club at the local high school gives away hundreds of free cupcakes to the students and staff, all for FREE! It’s simple, fun, and reaches tons of people you’d never otherwise […]

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Which Cup Will You Drink From: Wrath or Salvation?

After Jesus and his disciples finished their passover meal (the Last Supper), they went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Matthew 26 verses 39 and 42 records Jesus’ prayer: And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; […]

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4 Dangers of Being a Church Kid

Many Christians, like me, grew up going to church. Our earliest memories include attending church. It has been a part of our lives from the beginning and in many ways this is a great blessing. I cannot think of a circumstance where it would be better to not have grown up in church. As far as I […]

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Pay Attention for “Esther Moments”

If you aren’t familiar with the book of Esther in the Bible, here is a brief recap. Esther is a poor Hebrew girl who, through a strange and disturbing series of events, is vaulted out of her lowly position to be crowned queen of Babylon. Haman, the king’s right hand man, is plotting to destroy […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Women Pastors?

Does the Bible forbid women pastors? Christians are divided on this issue, and to be upfront, it is a secondary issue and not one of primary importance (like the existence of heaven and hell, Jesus as the only Saviour etc.). Still, the Bible does address this topic, and in our effort to be faithful to […]

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