Free Easter Resource:
The Fragrance of Easter
by Mark Steiner
Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus. She is one of only a few who ministered to Jesus directly. In a moving gesture that demonstrated her deep devotion and gratitude, Mary opened her alabaster jar and … Click Here For An Immediate Download
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Barry Sneed, NavPress Executive Vice President, writes, “Jesus gave us the biblical imperative to go and make disciples. Paul reminded the church in Colossae that we must teach everyone with all wisdom so that we may present everyone mature in Christ – in order that none be deceived by persuasive arguments and stay strong in their faith. I believe that Jesus was saying in your everyday walking around life, as you are going . . . make disciples. Discipleship is the core mission behind everything relating to the church. Colossians 2:7 reminds us to walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Becoming a disciple-making church is an intentional process. It takes intentional leadership to create alignment, relational environments, and understanding of a biblical disciple-making process.”1
Today’s Kids Need Our Help
George Barna states, “By the age of nine, most of the moral and spiritual foundations of a child are in place.”2 Our culture is greatly influencing our children’s moral behavior and development—the vast majority of Christian kids today have no spiritual foundation. In fact, current research indicates that nearly 70% of today’s youth are leaving the church. Fun and games are fine, but we must face the reality that we are raising a generation of children who have missed out on essential Bible training. When the world comes calling, many fall prey to questionable activities and deceptive philosophies—and they walk away from their faith. Read the rest of this entry »