when we break covenant, God takes responsibility

Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. - Leviticus 25:9 "It's about forgiveness" I don't know what sort of statistics preachers keep up with when it comes to sermons, but one hard to miss fact for Rebekah has been how …

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The number “One Million”, data, statistics, “reach”, and real people

The whole wide earth is full with your faithful love, God, teach me your ways! - Psalm 119:64 (paraphrase) - image from the web Numbers are both intimidating and curious - especially if you are a language-arts person like me who gets uncomfortable around much beyond 3rd-grade math. But, increasingly, numbers - primarily zeros and …

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10 Numbers for Jan 10: 10 for 1.10.2020

For some reason people like numbers. Lists too. Lists that include numbers, even better. So today, for fun and illumination, I'd like to share: "10 interesting numbers for Jan 10.” Or 10 for 1.10.2020. “2020” – My prayer this year is for clarity. Not just for myself but for those of you interested enough to …

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healthy men’s ministry: a critical demographic for church vitality

A men's ministry that encourages guys to practice the presence of God in their day-to-day lives, and then to share openly about those experiences, actively encouraging one-another in day-to-day faith, is - I believe - a critical emphasis if we want the church to be vital, alive, healthy, and growing.