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What is God Asking You to Lay Aside in Your Life?

In Op-Eds by Stephen Cave

“For we believe that Jesus died and rose again…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:14, NIV When we think of Easter, we think of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. And obviously, that’s what it’s about. Easter is the centerpiece of our faith. But one of the things that has been gnawing away at me for the last couple of years is that we have almost set aside death and resurrection as just about Easter. In reality, it’s a motif, as …

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Do You Have Unreal Expectations for God’s Word?

In From the Desk of Stephen, Op-Eds by Stephen Cave

People start the year with the best of intentions. Whether they’re setting out to get in shape or to learn a new language, they have high hopes. But by February disappointment and defeat have set in. They give up. The same is true with our goals for Bible reading. We pick out a plan and then… around three weeks in… oops… missed a few days. We think, “Well, that’s not gonna work.” And we decide to maybe give it another …

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Daily Bible Reading in 2018: Whose Voice Are You Listening To?

In Bible by Stephen Cave

At this time of year, lots of people are making New Year’s resolutions. I bet you can guess what the most popular resolution is. That’s right: losing weight/getting in shape. Many of us aren’t eating right or exercising, and we know we probably should be. So at the start of the New Year, we give it another go.

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Life Behind the Mask: How Social Media is Affecting Today’s Youth

In Op-Eds by Stephen Cave

Young people feel compelled to create an identity for themselves that’s false. John Tyson, pastor of a church in New York, talks about this. He calls it keeping up the image and discusses how difficult it can be. Our kids and youth are exhausting themselves, trying to keep up appearances, trying to keep multiple conversations going on multiple social media channels.