Category Archives: small groups

Bottom line & personal (the real deal)

The real “bottom line” is your spiritual condition, not your financial condition. You’re true “net worth” is what you possess after everything material is gone. Pursuing Jesus is a game changer. Life’s never the same when you put Him first. … Continue reading

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How church can grow into the mature body of Christ.

We live in a time when millions of Christ-followers are leaving church because they long to see the risen Jesus directing His body and because they are weary of complying with religious systems. Some are meeting in small groups. Others … Continue reading

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First century therapy groups . . .

A First Century Therapy Group . . . –The early Christ-followers formed therapy groups to help them heal from the dysfunction in their culture and in their personal lives. There is a description of how those therapy groups met to … Continue reading

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Are Christians dying for dialogue in church services?

The most effective group communication depends on dialogue, sharing ideas, and personal interaction. A monologue reduces attempted communication to passively listening to one person’s ideas. That may work in an authoritarian environment, but it fails to build relationship. Nowadays churches … Continue reading

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Taste test the Lord in a Christ-led support group

Without a strong connection with your Creator, the suffering is real. Nothing can offer ongoing relief for your inner angst, but reconciliation with God. Taste tests are popular ways of promoting food or drink products. In a taste test, a … Continue reading

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I’m amazed at how God leads me to books that confirm what He’s telling me . . .

I love how God leads me to books. It has happened regularly for decades. I feel like I’m on God’s reading program. About a week ago I was walking in Glascow, Kentucky and saw a Salvation Army Thrift Store that … Continue reading

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For a holy high–walk in the light!

To walk in the light is to be honest, real, and vulnerable. It is to take off our masks; to come out of hiding, and to let people see what’s really going on in our hearts. It is to open … Continue reading

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