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What Are the Youth Doing This Summer?

Summers are an exciting time in ECC's youth ministry, and I'd like to give a preview so you can be informed, in prayer, and even involved. Though I can't speak for all of our teens' individual plans, I present three categories of summer activities connected with ECC: ministry, adventure, and training. MINISTRY We like to get our students involved in a variety of ministr...

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I Love Jesus but I Don’t Need the Church

If one takes a log out of a fire and throws it in the middle of a driveway, it will soon sputter and fizzle out. But if that log is cast into a hot fire with other logs, it will catch fire and burn brightly. Too many Christians are like a log trying hard to burn on its own in the middle of a driveway....

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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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Remember the Nations

Spreading the fame of God to all nations is the heartbeat of the Bible. Here are four simple ways you can grow in remembering the nations....

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Why memorize Scripture?

Memorizing Scripture ministers to our own hearts and can help us minister to others. It is not just for the super spiritual. Rather, it is for those of us who need help the most!...

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The Two-Step Dance of Sanctification

Now that we’re here in the third week of Lent, have you thought about what you’re going to do after Lent? Perhaps you’ve been following the ancient tradition of fasting during Lent, whether from food, luxuries, or some other form of excess. These practices connect us with our surpassing need for God and, hopefully, put us in a repentant frame of mind. Th...

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The 40 Day Prayer Covenant

"...the ten lines of the prayer covenant comprise the critical contours of our Christian discipleship. They summarize what it means to follow Jesus."...

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Pursue Growth

Christian growth does not happen by accident. Rather we must pursue it. Here are a few upcoming opportunities to pursue growth....

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I Surrender

What do Genesis 17 and 1 Peter have in common? They both point to heart problems....

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How to Listen to Sermons, Part 2

How well prepared are you to listen to the Sunday sermon? Here are the remaining four ingredients for healthy sermon listening drawn from Christopher Ash's book Listen Up! A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons....

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