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10 Things to Do While You’re Single From JP | July 17, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
If you’re currently single (not married), chances are good that you don’t want to stay that way forever. This desire to be married isn’t bad, unless it distracts you from the work that God has f
Identifying Your Enemies Spiritual Growth | July 10, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Recently I sat down to play my nephew’s Xbox. It was a war game and I was walking around an urban setting trying not to get shot. There were other people present, and it was the kind of game where y
Porchies, The Porch is on break tomorrow for the 4th of July! Please don’t show up, because you will be very alone. But please do be on mission, wherever you celebrate! Imagine the impact of 3,000+
Freedom Can Make You a Slave Spiritual Growth | June 26, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Last week, many in Texas celebrated Juneteenth, which is the oldest known event commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, the message that slaves were free finally made it to Texa
Shortcuts to Sex From JP | June 19, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
I read about a study done on rats, where their brain was stimulated similarly to an orgasm every time they hit a certain lever. The rats would hit that lever as much as 7,000 times per hour. Male rats
Why Premarital Sex Is A Bad Idea From JP | June 12, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
I’ve talked before about whether the Bible says that premarital sex is a sin. (It does.) But have you ever wondered why God would warn against it? God does not set up rules just to make things diffi
Are You Good Enough for Heaven? Spiritual Growth | June 5, 2017 . By Luke Friesen
Do you think you’re good enough to get into heaven? If someone asked you why God might let you in, would your answer be anything like “well, I try to be a good person”? Or maybe because you have
Don’t Follow Your Heart From JP, Spiritual Growth | May 29, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Have you ever doubted your map app? Whether it’s Waze, Google Maps, or Apple Maps, have you ever been certain it’s wrong? Once I was visiting a friend who lived in Keller, a town I donR
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
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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