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Your Enemy Is After You Spiritual Growth | May 22, 2017 . By Luke Friesen
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…(1 Peter 5:8-9a) Do you know that you’r
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Soil. Sunlight. Water. No weeds. In case you missed David’s college agronomy lesson at the Porch, those are the things that grass needs to grow. Thank you, general elective classes! No doubt David h
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Your Bucket List is Dumb Spiritual Growth | May 8, 2017 . By The Porch
Or at least it needs to change. Mine has. Mine, weak as it was, included this pipe dream involving the summit of Mt. Everest. When I was younger I read every story and article I could and hung on ever
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It’s not complicated: Don’t do the things that make you insecure, unhappy, or discontent. Do do the things that make you smarter, that make you better, that bring you joy, that bring you peace. Fo
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When Submission Is Good Spiritual Growth | April 17, 2017 . By The Porch
In no small way, the voices calling for women’s rights and gender equality today have long been louder than the voices of the church. Gloria Steinem, a spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the 1
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You Are Not in Charge (Get Used to It) Spiritual Growth | April 10, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority… (1 Peter 2:13a) You are not in charge Submission has to be one of the harshest words in our language. When I hear it, I picture a ti
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Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11) You’re at war. Sound dramatic? It’s true. Every day, you’re
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Finding Your Purpose in Life Spiritual Growth | March 27, 2017 . By Luke Friesen
Do you know your purpose in life? A lot of young adults don’t. Take a few seconds and answer this: What’s your reason for existing? How did you land at your answer? And are you sure it’s the rig
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How Real is Your Faith? Spiritual Growth | March 20, 2017 . By Luke Friesen
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see…. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists a
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Freedom Comes from Obedience Spiritual Growth | March 13, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect…who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Chri
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