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Duke Student Refuses to Read Graphic Memoir by LGBTQ Author

Freshman year can be awkward enough, but Brian Grasso wasn’t afraid of awkward. The summer reading list came out for Duke students months ago. It was an optional reading list designed...
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Is Donald Trump a Christian?

Is Donald Trump a Christian?

The Bible never said that we should keep our faith “personal” and to yourself. Donald Trump is doing just that, I wish he would stop. Trump claims to be a...
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Jake Weidmann: Master Penman and Master Brother

“Dude, is this your cousin?!”  Over the last few weeks, people have been asking me if I know or am related to Jake Weidmann. Yes, I do know Him. Yes,...
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Unraveling the Confusion Around Church Ministry

Many people today claim to be Christians but are not on mission for God. They attend church as if it is a social activity. Sadly, the church has moved into entertaining...
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Family Matters (Colossians 3:18-4:1)

Click here to download the audio. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Colossians: Family Matters “Christ is in all!” is more than a nice statement. When we see Christ in...
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MAKING THE MOST

3 Questions To Ask at Every Meeting

Meetings have become a regular part of my life.  I spend most of my day in meetings with other people. I spend a lot of time meeting with my staff...
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The secret to Unleashing Your God-given Potential

The secret to Unleashing Your God-given Potential

We live in a day-and-age where making our personal identity known, is of great importance to us. Consider social media, we post all sorts of things as if it validates our mere existence,...
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08.06.15, delegate well

Focus: The Secret Weapon of Every Leader

I used to want to be skilled at everything. That was maddening. As time as passed and I’ve matured, I realize that being the jack-of-all-trades is not that glamorous. It...
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Put Off the Old Man, Put On the New Man (Colossians 3:1-17)

For Audio Download only, click here It is impossible for a person to know Christ and not experience total transformation. After we have been brought to faith in Him, we...
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A Leader’s Powerful Role of Inquisition

Questions are more than just a way to make conversation. As I start my new role as the Senior Pastor of Grace Chapel, I have been asking a lot of...
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Get Rid of Conformity and Cling to Christ (Colossians 2:16-23)

When a person becomes a Christian they chose to do life in the pattern of how Christ would live. We don’t have to be consumed with self-made activities to make...
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07.25.15, Janae

Four Things I Learned From My Little Sister

As a kid, I hated it when my sister had her birthday. It meant nothing but girl parties, painted nails, princesses, and all of my little sister’s friends that I thought...
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Colossians: Find True Life in Christ (Colossians 2:8-15)

Have you ever felt empty? A life without God will lead to emptiness. God knew that so He sent His Son to make us fully alive in Christ. Through faith,...
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Do The Hard Things First

The Key to Maximizing Your Efficiency Daily

“Do the Hard Things First.” I recently heard this principle from Greg McKeown, but I am sure my parents taught it to me long ago. It was probably the reason...
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God’s Secret Plan to Save Your Soul (Colossians 1:24-2:7)

Knowing the person of Christ and the power of the Gospel is the believer’s best protection against deception. In this passage we see the mystery of God revealed as His...
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Steadfast Faith in an Unchanging Savior (Colossians 1:15-23)

(audio only available for this message) Christ is God and always has been! Since the beginning of time, He came in human form to show us the invisible God. Christ’s...
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Dispel the Myth that What You Do is Who

Unleash Your True Potential

I am a professional extrovert. It surprises most people who have seen me preach in front of large crowds that I am not energized by being with people. Crowds are...
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What is the Gospel? (Colossians 1:1-14)

(audio only available for this message) As the letter to Colossians begins, Paul gives thanks to God for the faith, love, and hope they have in Jesus. He established that...
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3 Reasons

Creating Your Perfect Preaching Space

“Let’s get rid of the pulpit,” were some of my first words when starting my first senior pastor role in 2009. I was preparing to preach every week, which was...
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Five or Less Sentence Email Replies

Email has a way of controlling our lives. Think about it, we can get in the rut of doing nothing but responding to hours of emails every day. As fast...
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06.24.15 For All Its Worth

The Building Blocks of a Biblical Life

Finding the heart of God requires dedication to study the Bible. Let’s face it, sometimes, the Bible is difficult to understand. If we diligently observe, interpret, and apply the Scriptures,...
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06.24.15 For All Its Worth

How to Develop a Heart After God

The Bible is not just an ancient book, but it is a relevant guide for discerning life choices. How do we allow God’s Word to affect our minds and emotions?...
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This Way Out

Anger at God is a Dead End Street

In last week’s podcast, we began our conversation about what to do with God doesn’t act the way we would like Him to act. In our first part of looking...
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What You May Be Missing In your Prayer Life

What You May Be Missing In your Prayer Life

Do you know about the guy named Asaph in the Old Testament who truly shared with God what was on his mind? Asaph was a temple worship leader. He must...
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06.24.15 For All Its Worth

5 Mistakes We Make When Reading the Bible

The Bible is not an ancient, irrelevant letter. It is a guide for living in our modern world with passion, focus, and purpose. We will gain a greater understanding of...
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The Mercy of God is Relentless

Let’s be honest, life hurts. There are times where God doesn’t seem to act the way we want Him to act (which shouldn’t surprise us, but it still does). So...
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Where is God in My Fear and Pain?

A story of a storm in my life: We all have those moments in life that we will never forget. You know the ones: where you can seem to recount...
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A New Way to Think About Downtime

A New Way to Think About Downtime

I don’t rest well. I find a way to get busy doing something with every minute of my day. While I think it is good to be efficient and as...
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05.20.15, Three Ways Save Marraige Post

What it takes to Keep Falling in Love in Marriage

I have been formally counseling married people for over three years now, and the one thing I hear more than anything is, “We’ve fallen out of love.” Let me start...
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Plan Well to Preach well

How To Prepare to Preach Expository Sermons for Maximum Impact

Preaching well is not something I simply strive to do, it is something I am called to do. When I sit to plan my preaching the weight of that calling...
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Art and God: Podcast interview with Jake Weidmann

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:03 — 35.8MB) There are few people I am more proud of in my life than my brother, Jake. Take last night...
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God’s Most Unfair Trade (Mark 8:31-38)

God’s Most Unfair Trade (Mark 8:31-38)

“The Gospel calls for our life!” This was the message I wanted to leave with the congregation I love at Mission Hills. I cannot remember a sermon that was harder...
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Following the call of the Lord

I have something exciting to share! Two days ago I received a call from the Grace Chapel elders. They were all on speaker phone, calling me from an evening elder...
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Israel Tour 2015 Update One

Today we are in the Galilee region staying in the city of Tiberius. We started our time here by having a night out on the town (we arrived late) and...
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Why Joppa (Jaffa) Israel is Important to Our Lives Today

Today I am in Joppa which is the southern end of the city today called Tel Aviv. The port of Joppa was of great significance in both the Old and...
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