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5 Reasons The Maturity Of Sex Is Becoming Extinct by Jarrid Wilson

Sex is a word that is rarely used in The Church of today. But in reality, The Church should be talking about sex more than anyone else on this planet. Why? Because the origination of sex was divinely created by our Creator for a specific and beautiful purpose. If we don’t share that purpose, we can’t expect our culture to know the truth.

If The Church won’t talk about sex, we can’t blame our generation for seeking answers from the world.

OUR GENERATION NEEDS ANSWERS.

1. Sex outside of marriage is glamorized.

2. Sex is sold and advertised on a daily basis.

3. Sex is used for the purpose of entertainment.

4. Sex has become more about desire, and less about love.

5. The idea of waiting until marriage is mocked and ridiculed.

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The Next Billy Graham

The story is told that, during the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne in 1974, someone asked Billy Graham, "Who will be the next Billy Graham?" In answer, the nonpareil evangelist motioned to the panorama of Christian leaders around him, saying, "They will."

 

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The Tested Faith of Matt Chandler

Suffering in mercy—that’s been the theme of Matt Chandler’s life the past seven months. When Chandler, the lead pastor of North Texas megachurch The Village, woke up last Thanksgiving, all was well: 35 years old and healthy, a beautiful wife, three cute kids and a church of nearly 8,000. He was an up-and-coming speaker who often taught at national pastors’ conventions. Chandler was an emerging superstar.

Life was good. “Up to this point, everything we touched turned to gold,” says Chandler, now bald with a scar on his head, sitting on a couch in his church office. That Thanksgiving morning, his wife, Lauren, was in the kitchen preparing a few dishes for a family dinner at her parents’ house less than a mile away. He was in the living room feeding his then-6-month-old daughter, Norah. “I fed Norah, went to put her in the Johnny Jump-up, and turned around to head back to my chair. And that’s literally the last memory I have,” Chandler says.

 

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What Are You Afraid Of? by Brad Lomenick

What are you afraid of? What are you scared of? What frightens you?

Let’s face it. We are all scared of something. And all of us need a dose of courage to confront what currently is making us afraid.

Courage is facing up to something that frightens you. Looking at it straight on and dealing with it, straight up.

Reality us, we all need courage. Especially leaders. Courage to overcome. Courage to break through barriers. Courage to charge and climb the next hill. Courage to face fears. Courage to conquer and control fears. Fears. Yep.

Many times what holds us back is fear. Being scared. Living scared. Leading scared.

But take courage. Be FEARLESS, not fearful.

Boldly step into all God has created you to be.

Today, what are you scared of? What is holding you back from all that God has created you to be?

For me, my biggest fear is failure. Occasionally it creates some very unhealthy leadership landmines and roadblocks that I have to work through. And is paralyzing, because when a leader is afraid to fail, taking risks then gets moved to the side, and maintaining status quo is the focus. Reality is, for many type A leaders, we are scared to death of failing. Afraid of what our friends will say, what our families will say, and how it will impact our next career season. And afraid of potentially losing what we “feel” like we’ve helped build or create.

And many of us incorrectly assume that in failure, the leader should take all the blame and is responsible no matter what. Not true, but something that still evokes fear.

Fear and failure don’t have to go together. Failure is not something to be scared of. We should respect failure, but not fear it.

Take a bold step. Today.

 

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THE DIRTY MANGER  at The Resurgence 

God chose to have his Son enter the world in a stable and be laid in filthy slop so we could know that our sinful hearts are not too lowly of a place for him to occupy.

Why there? God could have chosen anywhere to rest his tiny head. Yet my soul is pierced as I remember the dirty manger is my heart too, "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?" (Jer. 17:9). Jesus can.

 

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4 Reasons Being Modest Is The Hottest by Jarrid Wilson

I’m sure some of these attributes can be appointed to men as well, but in reality this post is for the ladies.

Here are 4 reasons being modest is the hottest:

1. It shows others you have respect for yourself.

2. It shows you value a yearning for purity.

3. It will attract guys who are interested in more than just your looks.

4. It shows you are different.

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