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The Why and How of Torah Study

At the Noble Forum in October Stephen and I each talked about different aspects of Torah Study. Presentation: Why Torah?
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Walk

By Micah Landers A little over a month ago, our family moved across the country, from Cincinnati, OH to Oklahoma City, OK. The following post is one I wrote for our family blog recently, concerning maintaining a steady, life-long family discipleship priority through transition.
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The Power of Nostalgia

By Byron Shooner As I try to think through the “how” of creating disciples in my family, I was recently reminded that nostalgia does NOT equal faith. But is nostalgia counter to our efforts to grow up disciples of Jesus?
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How Long Should You Pray For Specific Requests?

One topic that has baffled me throughout my whole Christian life is how long should you pray for any particular request. Not just how many times, but even how many minutes or seconds per day.
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One Family’s Experience Starting A Family Meeting

By Adam Rust A few years ago, some close friends of ours told us that they had begun doing "family meetings" in the morning and that it had a big impact on their family. They allowed our family to attend some of their "family meeting" times so that we could get a sense for how it worked.
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Repentance- A Dirty Word?

By Jesse Dolan Is Repentance a pleasant word?  In my mind repentance was a dirty word, it was like that word obedience, it was a task to be done to admit a wrong doing and ask for forgiveness and humble myself.
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You, Abba and the Throne Room

  By Christine Dolan  Do we see our Heavenly Father as our Dad?  If we are truly sons and daughters then we are able to see the creator of the Universe as our intimate Father.
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Knowing and Embracing Your Season

Do you know what the Holy Spirit is trying to teach you right now? “the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things...
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The Heart- Can it be Reprogrammed?

By: Jesse Dolan The heart vs the mind.... What is the difference?
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Is Homer Simpson a Great Dad?

By: Jesse Dolan Recently I was reminded how little value our culture puts on a dad. Often the media portrays a father as bumbling self absorbed igit who punches a clock every day and is out of touch with the rest of the world and their family.
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[Audio] Sukkot Activation

Description: Sukkot is a festival God gave His people that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a time to direct our attention to the fact that we are sojourners and this place is not our home.
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[Audio] Making a Disciple-making Disciple

Description: At a training to the staff at Crossroads in Cincinnati I spend 20 minutes blasting through the five key elements to making a disciple that actually reproduces more disciples. Download Audio Download Slides (PDF) Download Slides (Keynote)
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[Audio] Family-based Disciple-making

Description: God designed the family as an ideal environment for the making of disciples. In this staff training given at Crossroads in Cincinnati, April and I described some beliefs and practices that help families to reproduce disciples.
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[Audio] Can a Small Group Ministry Make Disciples?

Description: I was asked to do a workshop at the Cincinnati Christian University Small Groups Conference on how to make a healthy discipleship environment in small groups. Almost everyone in attendance was the leader of a church-based small group ministry.
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The Way to Peace

Do you know that Jesus taught us the way to bring peace to the world? As Jesus crested the Mount of Olives and looked down upon Jerusalem he wept and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.
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