Category: Gospel

First of January – New, Free Study

New years somehow brings up the same old questions about fresh resolve for new behaviors, habits, or outlooks. Everything around us seems to suggest a new wardrobe, diet, workout plan, GPA, or relationship goal to freshen up where we fell short in 2016. Believers often make spiritual goals for the new year – a consistent time in more »

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You’re Not Good Enough…Be Thankful

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it is really hard to live a life of thankfulness. I’m pretty good at showing gratitude for a one-time gift. But being thankful constantly, in all things? If I’m honest, I’m actually more of a pity party person. Why is that? Psalm 107:1 says, “Oh give thanks to more »

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The Cross: Dying To Self

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20  When Jesus asks us to “take up more »

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Know It and Sow It

  A young American man, named Steve, goes into a McDonalds in India for something cool in the scorching summer heat. He orders his ice cream and notices a young man about his age wearing a jersey of a team he likes. They strike up a conversation, only to find that Steve follows Jesus and more »

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Carlotta’s Life was Transformed

  As a part of the Transform Student Ministries team, our mission is to establish people in God’s Word. As you read earlier this week about students and their stories of how their lives have been changed through learning to study the Bible, I’d love to take a minute to share my story of how more »

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Our Mission and Vision

    Have you ever seen a student read the Bible and get so excited about the truths they are discovering that they shout out loud in class, “I get it! I get it! Have you ever seen a young person who is struggling with the purpose or value of their life transform into a more »

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Why Study

  Once a week we sit across from one another at a local coffee shop. Each week she sits there and shares her heart with me. We talk about life, and its struggles. We share our ups and downs of the week. Some weeks, we spend time talking about the victory we have tasted…but we more »

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Why Study the Bible? A Love Story with Jesus

Introduction Why study the Bible? Well, just as a husband romantically studies the wife whom he loves, and just as a painter studies intensely the painting he adores, so I study the Bible passionately because it is the very thing which I delight in.   Let me give you some personal reasons why I love more »

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Why Should Students Study God’s Word?: Personal Relationship, No Third Party

  Have you ever met a person and became fast friends because you just “clicked”? What do you do after that? I am guessing most people would say that they would make the effort to get to know that person as much as possible. You would probably keep up with them on Facebook & Twitter, more »

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Why Should Students Study the Bible: It’s More Than An Experience…

  It seems everyone wants to know God but no one wants to take the time to know God. Most people I have talked to feel that what it means to know God is having an “experience”. I’ve heard things like:  “I went to this conference and man I have never felt closer to God more »

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PRAYER REQUEST: CREED

This weekend we will be discussing doctrine and how it affects the way we live. We are posting lyrics from Rich Mullin’s song, “Creed”, because it seems to get a sense of what we will be discussing this weekend. If you want to listen to the song, you can find a version on the internet. more »

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Thankful in an Election Year

  This year is an election year. Many of you have already gone to vote and many are probably heading that way this week. Do you feel the tension of an election year? I know that I do. I get so frustrated and bothered. It seems like most people I know have said, “Well, I more »

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My daily need: the perspective of the gospel

 My Poppop hardly ever wore his teeth. He would put them in on occasion when he had company or if he wanted to chew some Juicy Fruit. One time he and my Grams drove all the way to their favorite restaurant and ordered dinner only to realize that he had left his dentures at home more »

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Suffer for the Gospel Part 2

  “Remember Jesus  Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal but the word of God is not imprisoned” 2 Timothy 2: 8-9 In my first post on 2 Timothy, we took a look at the presentation of the gospel more »

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Walking Worthy

I spent much of my life thinking I was living okay. I was a “good” girl in the eyes of pretty much everyone. I didn’t do all of those things (drinking, drugs, sex, etc.) that many of my friends were doing. In college my life began to change. I started really studying the Bible on more »

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Identity Crisis: Shame, Hope, and the Gospel

Last week, I talked about some of my struggles that I had in life. I was insecure and my insecurity was masked by an identity founded on popularity. I wanted others to think highly of me according to the world’s standards. Well, I am reminded that the “sand foundation” of popularity is quickly washed away more »

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Friendship of David & Jonathan (pt. 2)

Last week I discussed the friendship between Jonathan and David. Theirs was a God-given bond. This week I want to discuss their relationship by asking a few questions to challenge, motivate, and inspire us in our friendships today. Do you have any friends like David or Jonathan? When you read 1 Samuel 18:1, do you more »

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