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Ignored but Important

It’s not something that we should ignore. God has made it clear that it is important to Him (Exodus 20:8–11, Deuteronomy 5:12–15). However, we, as a nation, seemingly have no qualms about skipping this particular commandment. The Sabbath is something that the United States seems to have given up on completely. Instead, we’ve filled our […]

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Sabbath: God’s Response to the Rat Race

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). What a wonderful promise our Lord gives — rest as response to life’s demands. The continuity of God’s character is boldly declared, emphasizing an essential weekly rhythm established at Creation (Genesis 2:2–3). An Old Testament prescriptive pace […]

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What’s Rest?

“Rest” is a great idea. What does it mean? Some of the most familiar and potent Bible passages use the words “Sabbath” or “rest.” God rested on the seventh day for some inexplicable reason. He went a step further and blessed the day of rest “and made it holy” (Genesis 2:2–3). He wrote about the […]

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Partnering Across Ethnicities

Most Christians don’t realize that when we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we are asking God to make our churches multiethnic. The phrase “thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” must be viewed through the heavenly picture in Revelation 7:9: of “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, […]

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Surprisingly Simple Laws of Youth Leadership

One question comes up in virtually every phone call and roundtable discussion I have with youth pastors. Just last week I stood in a buffet line with a student ministries pastor when our conversation turned to the familiar inquiry: “What are you doing to develop student leaders?” The question is thrown around all the time. […]

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Go Waste Some Time

I learned to type in high school. That’s one of the best things I can say about that time. High school was the four worst years of my life. It rewarded bad decisions, bad friends and bad behavior. For many of my peers, those were lawless, pointless years. Did I mention that I learned to type? […]

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Social Media Strategy

As our team travels around the country, we get feedback that there’s a need for us to talk about how to develop a communication and social media strategy. If you are a pastor or leader here are the basics for getting started: Email Even with Facebook, Twitter and texting, email is still the defacto method […]

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Social Media Strategy

As our team travels around the country, we get feedback that there’s a need for us to talk about how to develop a communication and social media strategy. If you are a pastor or leader here are the basics for getting started: Email Even with Facebook, Twitter and texting, email is still the defacto method […]

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Ending Modern Slavery and Creating New Futures

by Kevin Austin More slaves are in the world today than at any other point in history. Women, children and men are trafficked into slavery in every country and forced to work or sell their bodies in atmospheres of violence and shame. Humanity is denied. Destinies are stolen. The Free Methodist Church, founded on freedom […]

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