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Heart Soil

How Does The Holy Spirit Use Kingdom Community To Prepare Hearts For The Gospel?

How Does The Holy Spirit Use Kingdom Community To Prepare Hearts For The Gospel?  by Warren Mainard Recently, I preached on the Parable of the Sower (AKA- The Parable of the Soils) from Matthew 13.  In this parable, the Sower is Christ, the Seed is the Gospel, and human hearts are the Soils.  As Jesus […]

Punch in the Face

Love Punched

Love Punched:    Most mornings, I come downstairs from my office to do a brief devotional with each of my children before they head off toward their busses for school.  Each morning, we open the Bible and the kids read the Scriptures for the day, then I read the devotional while they eat their breakfast. […]

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Secret Church 2015

   When we think of “church” in America, we think of going to meet at a building, singing, praying and hearing a message from a pastor or teacher. But in many places around the world, “church” meets in a home, an apartment, and sometimes even in secret. Many times there are just a few believers […]

Empty-Tomb

Empty and Full

Empty and Full by Warren Mainard Most people, when they honestly examine their lives, describe a sense of emptiness. Job describes the result of empty pursuits- “Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment.” Job 15:31 If you pursue emptiness, trust emptiness, to expect anything other than emptiness is […]

Silly Rabbit

Jesus and the Easter Bunny

There is a lot of confusion regarding what Easter Sunday is all about. For some, Easter Sunday is about the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts. In a 2010 survey, only 40% of Americans associated Easter with the resurrection of Jesus. Those that do are often confused as to how the […]

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