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A Bible Reading Plan on Mercy

Posted by CGO Team on August 2, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Each of the readings in this Bible reading plan is about mercy. Just like His grace, God’s mercy flows out of His great love. But grace and mercy are very different
from each other. Grace is in the mind; it is a decision to love someone who does not deserve that love. Mercy is in the heart. It is looking at someone’s pain and agony and having a deep gut reaction—feelings of concern, care, and pity, the
feeling that I have to do something, get involved. It doesn’t matter if the suffering is that person’s own fault or even if that person is just getting what he or she deserves.

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How to Cultivate a Love of Giving in Children (Part 3)

Posted by Hannah Osborne on July 7, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Filling Those Needs

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Generosity, Children
 

How to Cultivate a Love of Giving in Children (Part 2)

Posted by Hannah Osborne on June 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM

This post is part 2 of a three-part series on cultivating a love of giving in children.

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How to Cultivate a Love of Giving in Children (Part 1)

Posted by Hannah Osborne on June 6, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Growing up, I had one of those three-part plastic banks—one third was for spending, one was for saving, and one was for tithing. It was supposed to teach youngins like myself how to manage their meager finances in a way that would, hopefully, one day translate to effective budgeting (I’m working on it, Mom!).

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Giving Children
 

Refreshed in the Word Bible Reading Plan

Posted by Elizabeth Pittman on June 1, 2017 at 6:24 AM


Take time this summer to be refreshed in the Word. Download this free month-long devotional and focus on the sweet Gospel of God’s forgiveness in Jesus Christ which is that spiritual water that quenches our thirst and satisfies us.

 

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Bold Christianity Reading Plan

Posted by Elizabeth Pittman on April 18, 2017 at 3:16 PM


 The Resurrection is the greatest event in history—it should motivate us to share the Good News with everyone. Download this free month-long devotional and be enboldened to live out your faith!

 

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Where Should We Go? Solving the Mission Trip Destination Dilemma

Posted by Erin Mackenzie on February 1, 2017 at 6:43 AM

Jerusalem. Judea. Samaria. The end of the earth. Essentially, Acts 1:8 doesn’t narrow it down much. The four locations Jesus cites represent, to His audience, the cultural and geographic poles of similar/dissimilar and near/far . . . and everywhere in between. Armed with the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to be walking testimonies of our faith. Everywhere. It’s true that witnessing doesn’t require leaving the confines of home, but, like Isaiah (see 49:6), God has called you to more far-reaching ventures! You’ve committed to leading a trip someplace; it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty. First up: where should you go? The options are inspiringly and frustratingly limitless. Here are eight factors to ponder when determining whether you’ll serve in a different zip code or on a different continent.

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Sharing God’s Word with Syrian and Afghan Refugees

Posted by Lisa M. Clark on January 24, 2017 at 10:56 AM

On Saturday, December 17, Christian Friends of New Americans in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted their monthly women’s Bible study. Each month, in partnership with LWML’s Heart-to-Heart Sisters, women from around the world gather around the Word to learn more about their Savior, Jesus Christ, and share food from their own cultural backgrounds.

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Mission Trip Leadership 101: Eight Comforting Promises for Nervous Newbies

Posted by Erin Mackenzie on January 12, 2017 at 1:16 PM

You want me to lead a mission trip? Yes, you.

I doubt any of your shrubs have spontaneously combusted (Exodus 3), and you probably haven’t kissed any hot coals between flipping burgers lately (Isaiah 6). But perhaps it was that offhand remark, that compelling line from Sunday’s sermon, that mailer you can’t bring yourself to recycle. God called His people in ancient times, and He does the same in the twenty-first century. He can use your unique formula of strengths for His service. In some cases, that may look like spearheading your first mission trip. Following are eight excuses why you should ignore that nagging feeling encouragements from the God who may have handpicked you to be His hands and feet in a thrilling new way.

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New Beginnings Bible Reading Plan

Posted by Elizabeth Pittman on December 29, 2016 at 9:51 AM


We all love the idea of having a fresh start, learning from the past, and striving to live better in the year ahead. Each January is the perfect time to talk about new beginnings. In this reading plan, we will be looking at new beginnings found throughout the Bible, and we’ll discuss how we can experience our own new beginning in Jesus Christ every day.

 

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