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Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals

Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals

Millions of Christian parents know the pain of raising a child in a Christian environment only to see that child far from God as an adult. If you are one of those parents, I want to encourage you. I’m convinced that the shortest distance between the heart of your...
Not One Man Raised His Hand

Not One Man Raised His Hand

Our small church (www.gfc1.org) had our monthly men’s ministry meeting this past Monday night. There were sixteen men there, along with ten of their sons and grandsons. The “young men” ranged in age from 6-16. At the start of the meeting I asked the...
Not One Man Raised His Hand

The Pope or the Bible?

The sufficiency of Scripture was the center of the conflict during the protestant reformation. At that time within the Roman Catholic Church, the Bible was only available in Latin and was administered only through the priests. It was thought and taught that the common...

The Crucifixion of Marriage – by Aaron Amstutz

The Crucifixion of Marriage Guest writer – Aaron Amstutz – February 11, 2013 Marriage was on trial and she was left defenseless.   Oh sure, she was defended in the religious courts, but the trial was occurring in the civil courts and to most watching eyes she...
Planting a D6 Church

Planting a D6 Church

If you were to plant a church, what would it look like? In the Bible, God has given us everything we need to know about the mission, purpose, foundation and essential structure for the local church. This message was shared by Dr. Rob Rienow at the 2012...
Not One Man Raised His Hand

For Generations to Come

It’s never too late for God to use you to launch a multigenerational movement of faith in your family. It may be that you came to Christ as an adult, and that your life before conversion was disastrous. Perhaps you have a wayward child who remembers those days and...
Not One Man Raised His Hand

Legalism: A Great Enemy of the Church

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “There are two ways we can fall off on this.” The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a narrow path that leads to pleasing God in all things, but there are deep ditches on both sides. These ditches are the detours to sin and...
Mom & Dad, Your Time has Passed

Mom & Dad, Your Time has Passed

Learn how to have important conversations like this in our book Never Too Late: Encouraging Faith In Your Adult Child.” Mom & Dad, Your Time has Passed When we think about hurting and broken families, we often think of the impact on children. However, when it...

Where There Is No Vision

As a pastor (and I hate to admit this), I sometimes cringe when I look back at sermons I have preached. I am particularly burdened if I ripped a text of Scripture out of its context and used it to preach my thoughts, rather than God’s thoughts. Here is a text which I...