Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 1
Dec11

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 1

The Book of Hebrews The Book of Hebrews can oftentimes seem intimidating. The unusual structure of the letter, coupled with the large amount of Old Testament references and priestly language, can make some 21st-century heads start to spin. But once you understand the basics of the form and the overall content, you’ll find Hebrews to be a straightforward (and very rewarding) book of the Bible. The purpose of the letter is to instruct...

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Freebie # 82-Dave Yauk: We Need Better Storytellers
Dec09
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 4
Dec04

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 4

Read this passage, and think about how Jesus has given up everything so he can get to you. Song Lyrics to Ponder:  Can’t you feel him in the room, all he wants is you … *For further reading in the Bible: Luke 15:1 –...

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Freebie # 81-Dave Yauk: Why do we Contemplate Creativity
Dec02
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 3
Nov27

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 3

Today, read the passage and think about how Jesus finds joy in revealing himself to the people he loves. Song Lyrics to Ponder: I’m so sorry for all the wrongsWe’re broken singers with broken songsWe paint our pride and call it truthI’m sorry no one explained Jesus to you … *For further reading in the Bible: John 4:1 –...

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Freebie # 80-Dave Yauk: Caricatures of a Disciple
Nov25
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 2
Nov20

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 2

Today, read through the passage and see how Jesus joyfully pursues those who deserve his love the least. Song Lyrics to Ponder: … if you’ve heard a knock at your front door, but all that you found on the porchis a pastor that just wanted to be right … … if you really want to pray to Jesus, but you’re never sure he’s listeningcause who could forgive what you did last night … I’m so sorry for what you’ve...

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Freebie # 79-Dave Yauk: Every Issue is a Worship Issue
Nov18
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Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 3
Nov06

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 3

How to Learn, Not What To Think … The most important thing we can learn to do, is to preach the Truth to ourselves. In my 18 years of teaching, I’ve seen educator after educator, and preacher after preacher assume that their audience knows the Word because they teach it to them. In my experience, it’s exactly the opposite. People don’t know how to learn,  from our methods, only what to think. We...

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Freebie # 77-Dave Yauk: A Guide to Singing and Living
Nov04
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Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 2
Oct30

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 2

1 Peter 3:15 says, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” What causes someone to ask you to tell them the truth? It seems this is what Peter’s getting at. He seems to imply that our “preaching” should be so loud through our “living” that it demands a question. So how...

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Freebie # 76-Hugh Whelchel: The Importance of Our Work
Oct28
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Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 1
Oct23

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 1

Questions Over Statements: Let me just pose to you something and see if it changes what you think of preaching. Here goes … If you were to go through the entire ministry and life of Jesus, and create a ratio from all of the things he said, you would come up with this: Jesus asked 4 questions for every 1 statement he made. Think about that … that the all-knowing God and most wise King of the universe stooped down to us to ask...

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Freebie # 75-Hugh Whelchel: Sacred and Secular Divide
Oct21
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 8
Oct16

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 8

Creatively Restoring Human Flourishing Music, art, innovation, and creativity have the ability to capture people’s attention. The ingenious works of our hands have the ability to speak loudly when our words might offend and fall useless; and to explore things in ways that are thought-provoking, convicting, and stirring to our affections. Bono of U2 understands this relationship between creativity, content, and cause. Take for example...

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Freebie # 74-Hugh Whelchel: The Why Behind All of Our Work
Oct14
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