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“Talk is cheap!”  This is said when someone talks but doesn’t walk. When they can say sentences but can’t pay the proper penances of hard work and dedication.  This saying originated with the Christian author John Bunyan. He coined it as, “I know words are cheap, but a dram of grace is worth all the...
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Working with young people, we will encounter teens that have problems because the truth is that if we work with people of any age, we will encounter people with problems.  As youth pastors and youth workers, we must be able to help equip these young people on how to handle and deal with these problems....
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. They say that this once again proves the lack of “originals,” proving that the Bible has been tampered with by the hands of man. The issue with this is that as believers, we realize the validity of scripture amidst the eyes of critics.
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It seems to be a normal and popular idea in our day to have a “fall-back plan” before going into ministry. Some of the top fall-back plans are learning medicine, carpentry or other skills. The idea seems pretty legit – learn something so you can use it in case full-time ministry does not work out....
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These “digital strange women” are ruining our young men (and sadly young women as well), and something needs to be said about it. The church, for too long, has told themselves the lie that porn isn’t an issue. Let’s take a look at how the young man in Proverbs 7 went down to the strange...
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Jonah was asleep, with all the heathen around him, upbraiding him by their actions. They were praying while he was sleeping; and, at last, it came to this,—that the shipmaster sternly addressed the prophet of God, and said, “What meanest thou, O sleeper?” It is sad indeed when things have come to such a pass...
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We give here its most important parts, for personal reflection:“IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY: 1.“That we set an infinite value upon immortal souls. 2.“That we gain all information of the snares and delusions in which these heathen are held. 3.“That we abstain from all those things which would increase their prejudices against the Gospel. 4.“That we...
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Pastor Austin Gardner and VBM Director Jeff Bush discuss the setbacks that discouragement and depression can have on a person in ministry, and how one can get past it. How can we overcome discouragement and even depression when we are doing ministry?  When you are down or discouraged focus on the following advice:  Don’t let the...
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Mr. Robert E. Speer, in his pamphlet, “Prayer and Missions,” which has done so much to awaken the Church to prayer, goes to the heart of the subject: “The evangelization of the world in this generation depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men; deeper, far, than the...
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