Category: Deeper Faith

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Sharing in Suffering: Being with People in the Midst of Pain

There are undoubtedly many ways in which we could discuss life’s curveballs that move us into difficult days of disillusionment and disorientation with the world around us. We could sit here and talk about how to make sense of pain, suffering, evil, and heartache from a philosophical, theological, psychological, or biblical perspective, but my hunch

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Pensive man comparing different possibilities and questions
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The Most Important Question: Jesus & Hope

There is no doubt that we live in a chaotic cultural climate. It seems like every day we are made aware of another political controversy, another sex scandal, another tragic shooting, another corrupted leader, etc.  People are looking for answers, but let us begin by asking the right question.

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Vexation, Virtues, and our Search for Value » Blog by Cody Whittington » Shepherd's Heart Ministries
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Vexation, Virtues, and our Search for Value

In our world, there is the vexation of having everything only to realize that you still have nothing. But there is the opposite end of the spectrum as well – those who experience failure in this world. Where success produces vexation, failure produces despair. How & where can we find lasting virtue and value?

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The Discipline of Public Confession of Sin
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The Lost Art of Public Confession

Recently while reading the story of Jesus I was struck by something related to John the Baptist’s ministry: people were publicly confessing their sins. And it was normal in the early church. Where are we now?

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Growing in Grace

  The disciple Peter has a spotty leadership record. He was rebuked by Jesus as Satan; tried to kill a guy (no one aims for the ear); denied that he knew Jesus when it mattered most; and even after receiving the Holy Spirit and participating in launching the Church, he still struggled with racial prejudice.

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3-Week Music Challenge

We are what we eat, what we watch, and what we hear. What we take in through our five senses has an effect on us for good or evil. And what comes in, always comes out. We sit in high heat sauna’s to sweat out toxins and we do food “cleanses” to do the same,

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Reputation Transformation

When is the last time you worked on your image or considered it as a priority? The fact is we don’t really consciously work on our image most of the time. But our reputation is something that we are constantly developing for the good or bad, whether we know it or not. Our behavior constantly

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Relic or Remnant: Which one are you?

  https://shepherdsheartmin.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Relic-or-Remnant-Which-one-are-you.mp3 Relic // Throughout the Old Testament, the nation of Israel continually struggles with their relationship with God. God remains faithful to His covenant with Abraham and offers incredible benefits to the descendants of Abraham if they would keep covenant/loyalty with God. However, the nation of Israel often falls away from God, breaking the

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