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  • June 17, 2021

    When you think about memorizing Scripture, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe you think about an elementary Sunday school class where you memorized a verse for a piece of candy. Perhaps you've never tried to memorize a Bible verse. Scripture memory is a powerful tool for better understanding the Bible, speaking [...]

  • March 1, 2021

    Racism is alive and well in our world, in our hearts, and in the church. Let me be very clear: racism, at any and every level, is sin. It's an evil lie Satan has been spreading for millennia to turn image-bearers of God against each other, disrupting the perfect unity God designed for us to [...]

  • February 9, 2021

    Johnson Oatman Jr. admired his father. Johnson Oatman Sr. was a gifted singer at church and an intelligent businessperson. In many ways, Johnson Jr. followed in his father's footsteps, even working at the family business. But he didn't have all the same gifts as his father. While he loved music, Johnson Jr. wasn't quite as [...]

  • August 12, 2020

    Leadership. What does this word make you think of? Maybe, for you, leadership stirs up feelings of intimidation, fear, or doubt. Or maybe you get excited about leading! However you feel, in Christ, leadership is defined as service. For Christians, leadership isn't about personal glory or impressive qualifications; it's about being a servant who follows [...]