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Tithe, support a missionary, give to those in need

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The world would be remarkably changed for the glory of God if all Christians simply did this: give 10% to church, support a missionary, budget for spontaneous giving to those in need. Most Christians give dramatically less than this, but the 3 areas the New Testament most strongly encourages us to give toward are the local church, missionaries, and the needy. These simple ...

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What is the doctrine of the “Perseverance of the Saints?”

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This doctrine explains that all who truly trust in Christ for salvation can never lose their salvation, but will certainly and assuredly persevere to the end. Scripture assures us of this by explaining that our salvation is not our “own doing; it is a gift from God” (Eph. 2:8). It’s God’s doing, not ours! Indeed, “Salvation belongs to the Lord!” (Ps. 3:8). And ...

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Praying the Bible

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What has helped me the most over the years in becoming someone more devoted to prayer is the practice of praying the Bible. By “praying the Bible,” I mean reading the Bible and turning its words into personal prayers from the heart. An example would be reading Psalm 23:1, which says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,” and then praying “Father, thank you...

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Why should I give to my church? And how much should I give?

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Through several years of young adult ministry and now church planting, I have noticed that many people (especially young adults) do not have a good, Biblical understanding of giving to their local church. As someone who came to Christ in college and didn’t grow up in church as a kid, this was something that took me a long time to understand as well. So I wanted to offer ...

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Peace and Quiet: A Different Pace for Church Planting

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As a church planter in one of the most vibrant and fastest growing cities in the country, one of the most interesting verses to me is Paul’s command in 1 Thessalonians 4:11, to “aspire to live quietly.” This seems strange. Live quietly? It sounds boring and unproductive. Similarly though, in 1 Timothy 2:2, Paul calls people to pray to the end of living “a peaceful ...

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Church Planting Internship

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This internship is for godly Christian men who are interested in church planting and pastoral ministry, and is focused on developing future pastors and church planters in 7 specific areas, each with assigned readings and practical experiences to participate in and lead. ...

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Taking Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Along with a time for prayer, this Sunday during service we will be taking a special offering for hurricane victims to be donated to Austin Disaster Relief Network. ...

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Help Harvey Victims

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Here are some links and opportunities to help serve in Austin and Houston. If you have other helpful information, please let us know and we will update this page. Keep praying, and serve or give however you are able! ...

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Hurricane Harvey and Sunday service plans

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We are cancelling service this morning, and encouraging everyone to spend time in family worship and prayer at home. Be safe, and be hospitable to those in need!...

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Intriguing quotes from a book on the Apostles’ Creed

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Over our annual summer family vacation I dipped into a few books, one of which was entitled, "What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine through the Apostles' Creed." As someone who didn't grow up in church and has never belonged to a church that recited any creeds, I found this book to be intriguing and encouraging! Since many of my friends an...

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