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What to Be: Be a Finisher

“Tell Archippus: ‘See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord.’ ” (Colossians 4:17) Our final role-model from Paul’s buddy list this week isn’t actually one of the guys working with Paul in Rome. He’s probably Philemon’s son back in Colosse, where this letter is headed. He was maybe taking […]

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What to Be: Don’t Be a Demas

“Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.” (Colossians 4:14) The next role-model we meet from Paul’s entourage turns out to be a negative one. Here he’s included in the posse as one of the guys supporting Paul in prison and sending greetings to the Colossians. But listen to this later letter Paul […]

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What to Be: Be an Epaphras

“Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.” […]

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What to Be: Be a Mark

“My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)” (Colossians 4:10) It takes commitment, preparation and, well, beginning to become like the best of the Jesus-followers. Today’s role-model (from Paul’s entourage of ministry teammates listed in […]

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Surrender In The City – Ep#12

In episode #12, Heidi’s getting ready to head home for Christmas but before she does, she shares a story with us about standing at a Salvation Army kettle.

ABOUT ‘SURRENDER IN THE CITY’
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to live in Christian community amongst the street population in the inner-city where there’s open drug [...]

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What to Be: Be an Aristarchus

“My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings.” (Colossians 4:10) What kind of Christ-follower will you be? We’re mining Paul’s ministry buddies mentioned in Colossians 4 for ideas. Of all those buddies, Aristrarchus is the only one Paul calls a “fellow prisoner.” Since Paul likely wrote these words as a prisoner in Rome for preaching […]

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What to Be: Be an Onesimus

“He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.” (Colossians 4:9) The question of the week is what kind of Christ-follower we’re going to be. And we’re looking for inspiration from Paul’s entourage in Colossians 4. Our next role model […]

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Advent Conspiracy – Give More

ADVENT CONSPIRACY
Advent… What’s it mean to you? How is it celebrated?
The gang at Advent Conspiracy is attempting to redirect the focus of our energies, excitement and enthusiasm during the Christmas from consumerism back to Christ.
For this third week of Advent, let’s take a look to see what they’ve got to say on their website…
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What to Be: Be a Tychicus

“Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.” (Colossians 4:7-8) Every Halloween, the big question in […]

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Self-Control Week: Letting It Go

“He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9) How powerful is the period on the end of this sentence? “I forgive you.” Your answer to that question will have buckets-full to do with the quality of your relationships for the rest of your life. Someone […]

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