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Revive: Commitment

According to sociologist Robert K. Merton, a role model is an individual whose behaviors, traits, disciplines, and examples can be measured up or emulated by others. A role model is someone we can look up to and admire. They are all around us. Role models inspire us, motivate us, challenge us to overcome adversity, and embrace appropriate...

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Revival: Commitment

Peter believed himself to be unshakable in his commitment to Jesus. Yet, just a few hours after he insisted it could never happen, Peter denied even knowing Jesus.   External forces threaten our commitment to following Jesus, as do internal. And as committed as we would like to say that we are, sometimes we falter in the moment, and sometimes our...

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How did we get here?

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” –2 Timothy 2:2 How did you get to be a part of this Body—the Church? How did you get to a place where you believe that when you read the Word, pray, or even as you...

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1:1 With Two Disciples

Sometimes relationships develop naturally. Other times, God gives them a jumpstart.Outside of church, Sophie Tsai and Becky Enright aren’t likely to cross paths:Sophie is a 15-year-old freshman at Oregon High School and plays volleyball after school.Becky is 31, mother to 2-year-old Olivia and 1-year-old Theo, and is expecting Baby No. 3 in...

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Disciple: Elijah and Elisha

"Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."  –Matthew 24:35 One of the ways God ensures that His Word will last forever is through discipling. We see this through the amazing process of being a disciple and making disciples. When we do this, we pass on the Word and his mission while exhibiting love and encouragement to...

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Revive: Discipling

Revive: Discipling

Revive…to activate, set in motion, or take up again, to make operative, to quicken, or renew in the mind, to reanimate or cheer… Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?  Psalm 85:6 Revive: Discipling Revive…to activate, set in motion, or take up again, to make operative, to quicken, or renew in the mind, to reanimate or...

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Witnessing with the Jaegers

Witnessing with the Jaegers

This is part of an ongoing series that celebrates how families from the Church are living out their calling as Household Wells. This month’s focus is Witness.  Asked about witnessing, Pete Jaeger keeps returning to this: “As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have...

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When kids ask: “Why does God let people be bad and mean?”

By Emily Powers   This is the conclusion of a two-part series on how Christian parents can guide their children through big and scary times, such as invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing pandemic. Part 1 is “Helping Children Process World Events.”    It’s hard to process complicated and scary world events – and that’s doubly true for...

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Helping Children Process World Events

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on discussing world events with your kids. Look for Part 2, “When Kids Ask ‘Why does God let people be bad and mean?’” tomorrow. Explaining a complicated and grown-up world to children is one of the most challenging parts of parenting. What do we allow them to know? What is the best response to their questions?...

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Walk the Walk

If you've been following Jesus for quite some time, you know some things"But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were...

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Four Questions to Consider

Remember the definition of “Revive” that we are using as our theme this year, as we take a closer look at 12 essential practices of Household WELLs? Here it is: Revive…to activate, set in motion, or take up again, to make operative, to quicken, or renew in the mind, to reanimate or cheer… This month as we focus on the essential practice of...

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Revival: Witness

Revival: Witness

Fact: If you are a follower of Jesus, you are His witness. “…and you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere…” (Acts 1:8 NLT) There are times when someone may flat out ask you what you believe, or why you do something.  And there are many times where your actions simply show others that there is something different about you.  ...

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