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January 31, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Don’t let your worship become meaningless

“The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.” (Isaiah 29:13)...Keep Reading

Tags: Discipleship

January 24, 2012 by Jim Quigley 0 comments

Guest Blogger: Jim Quigley (January 24, 2012)

Today’s Pulse article is written by Jim Quigley, who works with the youth group at NewLife, about the upcoming 30 Hour Famine....Keep Reading

Tags: NewLife, Guest Blogger

January 17, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Who are you when no one is watching?

“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you... When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18)...Keep Reading

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January 10, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What holds you back?

“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)...Keep Reading

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January 3, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The New Year’s Do-Over

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22)....Keep Reading

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December 20, 2011 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The battle on the front lines

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:13-...Keep Reading

Tags: NewLife, Missions

December 13, 2011 0 comments

Guest blogger: Anthony Varesio (December 13, 2011)

Today’s guest writer is Anthony Varesio, with another installment of his “Imperfekt Chronicles.”...Keep Reading

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December 6, 2011 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

If I don’t look at it, is it really there?

“The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1)...Keep Reading

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November 29, 2011 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Funerals > Parties

“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2)...Keep Reading

Tags: Death

November 15, 2011 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The first thing on the to-do list

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?...Keep Reading

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