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Revopoly!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Yes, the picture is that of a dragon. It's biblical. Over the last couple of years, the Middle school Sunday school class read through Genesis and made their own pictorial scroll of the entire book. You likely saw their work displayed throughout the church in the Spring. By drawing what they...

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Tags: bible, revelation, school, study, sunday, youth

But if He did ...

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I'm sure most of you (or all of you) have encountered someone who objected to the existence of God based on the constraints of science. They want proof of God's existence, and then proof that He has any interaction with humankind. Without proof, they claim, they cannot subscribe to the idea that...

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Tags: apologetics, evangelism, existence, god, love

The I-Word

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Perhaps I should have said a whole lot less or a whole lot more. In last week's message, while describing God's will as "less Checklist and more EKG," I described how God's will for our lives is expressed more by His heart for matters than by a simple 1-2-3 checklist of things to do. To...

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Tags: heart, immigrant, kingdom, preaching, will

Cracking the Code

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Let this sink in: Your zip code is a better predictor of your success than your genetic code. According to statistics, which zip code you live has a greater impact on your success in school, work, social standing, health, mental health, and overall wellness than your DNA does. There's no...

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Tags: code, dna, gospel, missionary, success, zip

What Are You Thinking?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I admire the hospice workers and chaplain who have served my family through my father's terminal illness. Amazing people doing amazing work with excellence, patience, and compassion. They've been through the process dozens of times, but we hadn't, and yet they never acted like it was just...

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The True Definition of Leading

Posted by Macie Reitz on

Until this summer, I thought that going to the Challenge conference as a leader would require more of me than when I was a student. I was expecting to have to let the students decide what we do and keep from dominating the discussions. I was ready to take on that role. What I wasn’t...

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Tags: lead

Why Me?

Posted by Jill Reitz on

During the week leading up to Challenge I was tired. Exhausted to be honest. I felt ill equipped and unqualified to join the youth on this adventure and being run down didn't seem like a great start. I started to question my role altogether. “Why me?” This question weighed heavy. I...

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Tags: challenge, youth

This Door is Locked

Posted by Colby Kinser on

This door is locked. It's on the ramp leading up to the balcony of Municipal Auditorium where the main sessions for Challenge are being held this week. Unmarked, short, locked door that hides a mystery. I just walk by the door. Every time. It's not my door, and what's behind it is not my...

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Tags: challenge, youth

Fishing Lessons

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Fishing Lessons From Jesus’ Encounter with a Rich Young Ruler and a Chief Tax Collector Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem where He was to partake of His last Passover meal with His disciples. On the way, He and His disciples meet two men who were both seeking eternal life. The first one...

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Tags: discipleship, evangelism, fishers

Please Stop and Breathe

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I'm going to step onto thin ice, here. Please take care to see what I actually do and don't say, without inserting someone else's words into my own. I will try to parse my words carefully. I'm watching this controversy about immigrant children being separated from their parents. But...

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Tags: children, controversy, immigration, news

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