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Hope in Christ

How does hope in Christ help in everyday life? Is it just something that we can tuck away for future reference? I am learning that hope is an everyday thing, helping me live life in a way that can honor Christ....

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Read for the Benefit of Others

Christians are called to read. That may sound bold, and even alienating to those who do not enjoy reading, but it is a true statement. Think about it: Christianity has always been defined as a religion centered on reading words. Christianity was birthed from the story found in the words of the Old Testament. The revelation of God to Israel was written down in words. In J...

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Summer Sunday Mornings, revisited

A few ideas for ways to use your Sunday mornings to feed on God's Word this summer, even without Sunday School!...

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Help Wanted

We live in a time and a culture in which asking for help is perceived as weakness. And our busy-ness often causes us to offer our help in very non-specific ways. How can we become a Body who finds joy in serving one another in caring, creative ways?...

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Give a book this Christmas!

Looking for books to give at Christmas? Here are some suggestions for children as well as grown-ups. Merry shopping!...

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Lessons from a broken pancreas

There are blessings and struggles in living with a chronic disease. Yet God has not left us alone to deal with it. He is very much with us and when we allow Him, He will teach us through the hard times as well as in the good times....

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Turn the spigot on!

God's grace is freely available to us, and we need it to live and grow as Christians. How do we KEEP it freely flowing?...

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Why are all those kids in the worship service?

We have chosen to include our children in our regular worship services at ECC rather than having a separate children's church. Why is that? And how can we, as grown-up members of the congregation, support our families as they seek to train their children in worship?...

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Digital Resources for Spiritual Growth

Whether or not you're a fan of print books over digital ones (most people do prefer the real thing in our increasingly ephemeral age), there's no denying that you can save some money and shelf space with ebooks. I enjoy the convenience and ready access they afford. I just caught wind of an ebook sale through Westminster Seminary's bookstore that I wanted to pass along. Th...

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