Archive for April, 2012

Repost: A Word to Weary College Students

I’ve had five conversations that went almost exactly the same this week. A battle-worn college student says, “I’m not even sure what I’m doing here. I feel like I’m doing nothing and headed nowhere. I’m not where I want to be, and I’m really thinking about what I should do…” The conversations were so similar,…

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Repost: How to Help a Wounded Person

One of the most difficult circumstances of life and ministry is to try to help someone who has been deeply hurt. These are hard moments. More than anything, you want to take away the hurt, undo the pain, and fix the problem. But it’s just not that easy. Woundedness—regardless of how it occurred—requires time and…

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Five Lies That Will Wreck Your Marriage

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it…” (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) This…

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Please Pray for Youth Conference 2012!

Tomorrow evening we launch into a three day event with approximately 2,300 teenagers from all over the country. Dozens of churches are gathering on our campus for the West Coast Baptist Youth Conference, 2012. The teens will be engaged in six services filled with Bible teaching and preaching. And more than anything—we need you to…

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Resurrection Hope

Before the resurrection, there is a cross. Dark. Death. Hopeless. Before the rainbow, there is a storm. Howling. Desolate. Destructive. Before the sunrise, there is night. Lonely. Black. Cold. Before Spring, there is Winter. Frigid. Barren. Bitter.

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Pit-Bulls and Passionate Parents

Why the Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Kids is a Strong Marriage! “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:6) One beautiful Spring evening when our kids were still in elementary school, we decided to take a family walk together….

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