Evangelism

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A Heap of Truth, a Pinch of Grace, and a Serving of Pain

January 7, 2012 will forever be seared in my mind. I had been plagued by numerous questions for well over a year – questions like “What is God’s plan for my life?” and “Did He already make it clear, and I just did not see it?” And there I was, on a slopped grassy knoll in the northern hills of Thailand on a missions exposure trip, still suffering from these questions. I could not get over them. Could it be because I didn’t understand God?

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Why I Talk to Myself

Do you ever find yourself saying things like, “I should be sharing the gospel with more people, but I just don’t. I should be more thankful for and amazed by the life-giving sacrifice of Jesus, but I’m just not. I should be more confident and secure in my identity and self-worth in Christ, but I’m just not”?

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When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity + Free Giveaway!

We at STG believe we should strive to preach the gospel to ourselves daily in an effort to quiet the enemies in our minds, so we can listen to Jesus in our hearts. Our goal is purely share how we replace negative self talk with Biblical truths. After stumbling across Jen Hatmaker’s “Interrupted”, we love that it is a narrative of a family who asked the hard questions of church once they admitted to the tensions they felt in their lives.

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When God Is With Us – Part Two

If God chose to make Himself known to mankind by putting on flesh and dwelling with us, doesn’t it only make sense that we, in turn, would make him known to others in a similar fashion?

Dwelling among, being WITH others?

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STG Friday Faves – Vol. 6

Welcome to our Friday Faves! In case you missed it, here is a collection of content we found online this week that we thought you might enjoy. Although we won’t always endorse or agree with everything you see here, we would love to provoke your thoughts. Enjoy!

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When God Is With Us – Part One

I know it’s not Christmas, but I can’t stop thinking about those 3 words: God with us.

Immanuel

Christ incarnate

God leaving his holy dwelling, putting on flesh, to dwell among us, to enter in to our mess, our need.

Unlike any other religion, Christianity has a God that is both transcendent and immanent. He is beyond our understanding, beyond our finite thinking, and yet intimately involved in every detail, and with us in every part of our life.

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How to Be the Church We Were Meant to Be

We, the church, have failed and we fall short, but we already intimately know how beautiful and mysterious God’s grace is. Let’s accept it again and watch in awe as it covers these very failures to unimaginable depths. Let’s live this thing out, let’s work out our salvation in fear and trembling, letting God work though us to fulfill His purpose.

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My Faith is Not Logical – Why I Believe the Impossible

What we believe in is not logical. In fact, logic is the enemy of faith in many ways. If anyone logically presented you with a guy who was born of a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, performed various miracles including magically re-attaching an ear that had been sliced off of someone, and then was raised from the dead, you would think they were crazy: because the idea of that is crazy. There are no explanations. There is only a world that whispers that there is something more than we see, something that defies logic. Defying logic is our only hope.

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STG Friday Faves Vol. 4

Welcome to our Friday Faves! In case you missed it, here is a collection of content we found online this week that we thought you might enjoy. Although we won’t always endorse or agree with everything you see here, we would love to provoke your thoughts. Enjoy!

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