Featured Resource: "The Life of the Church" by Joe Thorn

    What does a Gospel-centered church look like? Pastor and author Joe Thorn explores three environments of a church where the mission is to make disciples of Christ—The Table, around which church members engage in fellowship, The Pulpit, which faithfully proclaims the Word of God, and The Square, or the surrounding community, in which church members proactively share the Gospel.

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    Featured Resource: "Knowing Christ" by Mark Jones

    Drawing from the Puritans, who centered a great amount of their study, writing, preaching, and prayer on the person and work of Jesus, Knowing Christ explores twenty-seven aspects of Jesus' character and nature. This deep and theologically rich book conveys the truth about Jesus and will enable you to know Him better and to love Him more. Request your copy when you make a donation to Truth For Life today.

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    The Bible's Priorities for Godly Mothers

    More than one hundred years ago, just before the outbreak of World War I, Congress passed a resolution to honor mothers on the second Sunday in May. For the last century, we have celebrated Mother’s Day as a day of reverence for the unique and sacred institution of motherhood.

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    How Can You Come to Know Christ More? 

    Many of us can recite the names of biblical figures and heroes of the faith who have impacted our lives. Often, we recall great military or historical figures that have shaped our world. But even the very greatest mind or saint is but a grain of sand compared to the Mount Everest that is the person of Jesus Christ. How many of us, though, can say that we set aside regular time to reverently ponder Jesus?

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    Jesus Christ: Great High Priest (5 of 7)

    Of the titles given to Jesus, “priest” is the only one that has virtually an entire book of the New Testament devoted to explaining it—the letter to the Hebrews. The author of Hebrews is anonymous, but his message is clear: in the face of life’s difficulties, he encourages his readers, including us, to “consider Jesus,”1 to be “looking to Jesus,”2 and especially to see him as our great high priest.

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    Jesus Christ: Suffering Servant (4 of 7)

    The second half of the prophecy of Isaiah1 is set against the dark backcloth of God’s judgment on his people and their exile in Babylon. Slowly, out of the shadow lands, a figure appears. He is described by God as “my servant,” and his presence dominates a series of poetic passages known collectively as the “Servant Songs.”

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    Jesus Christ: Humble Servant (1 of 7)

    After spending roughly half his account of Jesus describing the first three years of his ministry, the gospel writer John turns his attention, from Chapter 13 onward, to the most important week of our Lord’s life: the week leading up to his crucifixion.

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    The Waco Tragedy: 25 Years Later - How to Recognize False Teaching

    Over twenty-five years have passed since the horrendous loss of seventy-six lives in what is now often referred to as the "Waco Massacre," a nearly fifty-day stand-off between the Branch Davidians and government forces that ended with the cult's compound engulfed in flames. The siege left behind accusation, devastation, and confusion about the tragic events in its wake. To the watching world, a grave and certain injustice against common morality had occurred, and people grappled to understand how followers from various backgrounds and walks of life had become so subservient and deluded.

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    What Does A Gospel-Shaped Life Look Like? 

    “God so loved the world….” So begins John 3:16, and the verse goes on to tell of the Good News—the Gospel—the free gift of eternal life offered through faith in Jesus Christ. God’s rescue of perishing sinners is no less than a wondrous truth. But the Gospel does so much more.

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    How to Nurture a Gospel-Centered Community Within Your Church

    Community. How we define the term is probably based on our own expectations for a group's commonality and growth—and for most of us, finding a place to belong, engage, build relationships, and serve is an important consideration.

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