Youth vs. Wild: Season 6

THEME I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in ...

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Lent Day 25 Reflection

"We praise You today in anticipation of the greatest acts of Your kingdom that are to come. Fulfill Your promise to be gracious and to bless people in every place. Accomplish Your promise to intervene as a mighty, righteous judge. Thwart every kind of evil. Set things right. As a magnificent King, show people from every nation how to follow You with new lives of righteousness." - Seeking God for the ...

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Replacing God

Four weeks ago yesterday, my wife Erin and I welcomed the fifth member of our family into the world, Liam Michael Collins. Bama and Penny, our two dogs, were the first kids in our house and anyone who has owned a dog understands what I mean when I say they were kids.  While Liam has demanded all of my and Erin’s attention over the last four weeks, it has been ...

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Wisdom and Welfare

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to preach on Judges chapter 6 and the story of Gideon.  Gideon was called upon by God to lead the people of Israel against their enemies.  Gideon was a bit insecure in his calling so he asked God for a sign.  Not one, not two, but three different signs were given to him before he finally embraced his calling with confidence.  One ...

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The Prayer Life

One barrier many Christians face when it comes to prayer is found at the most basic, or fundamental, level. It is they don’t know how to pray. While this may seem like an overstatement, many believers never cultivate a deep prayer life because they lack the training on how to deepen their prayer lives. Richard Foster says, “Real prayer is something we learn.”[1] Even the disciples had to ask Jesus ...

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