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[Activation] Evangelism

Taught by Billy Otten What was the apostle Paul's strategy for advancing the gospel and winning the lost? Will his strategy help us today?
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[Activation] Repentance

Taught by Steven Manuel -  Jesus said that if we don't repent, we are all going to die. But repentance isn't just an emotion, or even a one-time act; it's a spiritual SKILL at which, with repetition, you can become an EXPERT.
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[Activation] Biblical Households

Description: In the West our identity is formed almost entirely as individuals but not as households. Often the missing piece of our understanding of how the church functions at the local level requires rediscovering our identity as households.
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[Activation] Sukkot

Sukkot is a festival God gave His people. It has been practiced for thousands of years.
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[Activation] Singles

The New Testament lays out a very distinct mission and lifestyle for unmarried believers that is critical for both singles and families to understand. We'll study these Scriptures together and then have a practical discussion about how we can best resource and release singles in our city.
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Fathers Getting Financially Schooled

Part 1 - When I Went Back to School. Back in 2000 my family was virtually penniless but happily serving the Lord.
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[Activation] Shabbat

Having a family meal to begin a day of rest is one of the most powerful tools in human history to cause a family to live rhythmically and to deepen identity as ateam. We'll be diving into both the why and the how of beginning your own household Sabbath tradition.
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Q&A session – Common Purse

by Micah Landers I have been spending a great deal of time lately talking to the Lord and pondering the concept of provision. Our family recently moved to Oklahoma City from Cincinnati, effectively leaving behind most of our close connections, both in the church and work related.
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[Activation] Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meetings are the most frequently mentioned gathering of believers in the New Testament but they are almost entirely neglected by busy believers in our culture. At this equipping we'll be discussing the why of gathering for prayer as well as sustainable ways to activate a gathering for prayer into your rhythm.
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An Ode to My Dad

by April Pryor A few years back, several families in our community started teaching their kids to call their dads "Papa".  If I remember correctly, this was in response to the "sonship" concept and wanting to help our children deepen their identity as a child of God, him being our Father.
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[Teaching] Learn About Israel

Jed and Nicole Robyn have been involved in the Prayer Movement for over seven years. They have served on staff at several houses of prayerstarting with the Cincinnati House of Prayer in 2006, and have lived and ministered in Israel and the UK.
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Setting Up Stones: Creating A Multi-Generational Family Memory

by Adam Rust I grew up in a family that virtually never spoke about its past. Consequenlty, I reached a point in my adulthood where I suddenly realized that I knew absolutely nothing about my grandparents, great grandparents, or even my parents prior to the point in their lives when I was born.
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God the Father

By Mark Whitmore So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. [28] God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number.....
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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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Abraham’s Secret

By Kobi & Shani Ferguson. If you’ve ever committed yourself to reading the Bible through, you know some of the hardest parts to get through with excitement are the genealogies.
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Children and the Gospel

by Colin Jones 13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
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Daughters in Multi-generational Families

By Garrett Buckingham. It is amazing the unity I am beginning to see in regards to God’s Family and His perspective on Multi-generational faithfulness.
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Perseverance

By April Pryor "I don't know how you do this with all your kids" a friend recently said to me as we were on the last leg of the long journey home from a trip to Israel. I replied, "Well, they just have to learn how to persevere.
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The Death of a Father

We like to pretend that premature death does not occur in the West but occasionally and tragically it does. Specifically in the case of the death of a father when children are still in his home, how should we respond?
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A Bad Case of the Gimmes

By Cindy Hostetler When a person begins to believe deeply in a new story, changes may not happen overnight. In fact, many times the stories aren’t even challenged until a new season of life comes along and uncovers what we truly believe.
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Repenting of Bad Theology

Have you ever grieved over believing bad theology? Grieved for how your false beliefs about God have hurt your relationship with God and others?
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Longing for Poverty of Spirit

By Jeremy Pryor "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven." - Matthew 5:3 I was deeply struck when I heard Tim Keller once say something like, "It's not the good people who go to heaven and the bad people who go to hell.
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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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Tim Tebow, Home Schooling and the Impact of Parenting

Over the past 10 years as I've thought  about home schooling I've been torn between two insights. Insight #1 - Schools are not designed to make leaders who think differently and become world changers.
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Family Vision – Pictures in our head

By Justin Wolfenberg What are the pictures in our head that drive our decision making? I know they have changed over the years for me.
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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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Building a Multi-Generational Vision.

by Micah Landers We don't normally think multi-generationally. Simply put, most of us do not realize where our family has come from, and even fewer of us have any ideals or goals pertaining to where our families will be headed after we are placed in the ground.
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