7 Keys for Resolving Conflict

Brian Brookins Articles

  Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the …

Six Facts You Should Know About STMs

Bertrhude Albert Articles

As the soles of my feet collided with the dirt-paved runway, I slowly and deeply inhaled the crisp Haitian air. Immediately, I was captivated by the majestic mountains that surrounded me on every side. Immediately, the ravishing beauty of the landscape and warm smiles of the people captured my heart. Immediately, I knew my 7-day missions trip to my homeland, Haiti, …

Training Your Child to Give

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We recently began taking up an offering during Children’s Ministry. The goal of the offering isn’t primarily about raising more funds – as you know our little ones don’t have very much in their piggy banks!  The goal of the offering is to begin teaching our children, at a young age, the importance of generosity and giving to God. The …

Understanding Sin: Antidote #1

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In his chapter on sin from the book Holiness, J.C. Ryle offers 5 reasons why having a right understanding of sin is important. He writes, “It only remains for me to point out some practical uses to which the whole doctrine of sin may be profitably turned in the present day.” Now, his present day (mid-late 1800s) may not seem …

A Hymn Of Trust

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This Sunday morning I had the privilege to preach a sermon from Acts 8:1-8 which I entitled, Death Brings Life. The text pushes us to see that even in the midst of extreme trial, the gospel of Jesus Christ will advance. I closed the message with an application point reminding us that our view of God (and his ways) is …

Studying, Understanding and Engaging Sin (Part 2)

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It’s been a few weeks since I wrote the first article in this short series on sin. Holiday craziness and post holiday sickness are to blame. But we’re back and ready to continue the conversation on sin. Talking piece #1…crazy man taped to airplane chair. The man you see sitting comfortably in his chair apparently went crazy on a flight …

We Woke Up Today!

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Well…the world didn’t end today! In case you didn’t know, December 21, 2012 is the day the Mayan calendar ended. And of course, end of Myan calendar = end of the world. So, no great apocalypse, no birth of a new and better world, just the same old boring one we had yesterday. Even though most of us knew this …

Responding to Tragedy

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There are few words to communicate the horrific events that unfolded yesterday. As days move on the details will become clearer, clues will be uncovered, motives will be established, but there is no doubt that many questions will remain unanswered. I’m sure they’re streaming through your mind right now. There are no easy answers to such a tragedy. But even …

Studying, Understanding and Engaging Sin

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My buddy, Wes, is a pancreatic surgeon. Yeah, you don’t run into too many of those guys. Anyway, Wes is a guy I fought side by side with to survive the rigors of Citadel life. I respected him then and I certainly respect him now. One day I asked him why he chose this route of medicine. Wes told me …