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An Enduring Kingdom

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. Psalm 145:13 American General George C. Patton once said: “For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph—a tumultuous parade…. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. …

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Awe and Living Well

A study done in 2012 by researchers at Stanford University examined the feeling of awe and its effect on people’s experience of life. They found that awe enhances a person’s sense of well-being. They also found that people are willing to volunteer their time to help others, tend to focus less on material things, and experience greater life satisfaction. The findings of this study are not surprising. We know from everyday life that experiences of awe and amazement can inspire us to do or try things we thought to be beyond ourselves. Awe can bring great perspective or clarity, and can both humble and inspire us.

Be Careful What You Wish For

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.”  1 Samuel 8:6-7 “Be careful …

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Venga tu Reino (Kingdom Come in Spanish)

Bienvenidos a los 30 días de exploración de la verdad que cambia la vida “Venga tu Reino”
La frase viene de la oración del Padre Nuestro, que es el patrón de la relación con Dios que Jesús manda a todos sus discípulos. “Venga tu reino, hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo” (Mateo 6:10). Esta no es una mansa y dócil oración. Es una exclamación y suplica. Expresa nuestro anhelo más profundo que las cosas pueden ser diferentes de lo que son. Hay muchas personas, organizaciones y otras fuerzas que tratan de ejercer control sobre nosotros – pero hay solo un bueno, benevolente y amoroso Rey. “Venga tu Reino” significa: “Dios, por favor reina en nuestras vidas. Dirígenos. Enséñanos. Protégenos. Comándanos. Haz nuestras vidas, nuestras comunidades y nuestras iglesias mejores de lo que son.

On Eagles’ Wings

“I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:4-6 The bald …

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On Death and Dying

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] This is a “Faith Conversations” audio interview with Doug Schoen, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Elmbrook Church. …

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When We Are Ill

This is a “Faith Conversations” audio interview with Doug Schoen, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Elmbrook Church. It was originally aired via radio broadcast on WISN in Milwaukee. Doug discusses pastoral care and the years he has spent doing hospital and nursing home visitation, normally visiting 8-15 facilities a day all across Southeastern Wisconsin. …

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Stuart Briscoe Part 5

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] Part 5 of an interview with Elmbrook Church’s former Senior Pastor and current Minister-at-Large, Stuart Briscoe, in which …

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Stuart Briscoe Part 4

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] Part 4 of an interview with Elmbrook Church’s former Senior Pastor and current Minister-at-Large, Stuart Briscoe, in which …

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Stuart Briscoe Part 3

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] Part 3 of an interview with Elmbrook Church’s former Senior Pastor and current Minister-at-Large, Stuart Briscoe, in which …

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Stuart Briscoe Part 2

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] Part 2 of an interview with Elmbrook Church’s former Senior Pastor and current Minister-at-Large, Stuart Briscoe, in which …

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Stuart Briscoe Part 1

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, right click on the links at the bottom of this post to download the files to your computer.] Part 1 of an interview with Elmbrook …

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Eric Metaxas Interview Part 2

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] In the second segment of this interview, Mel speaks with Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: …

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Eric Metaxas Interview – Part 1

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] In the first part of this interview, Mel speaks with Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: …

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Rachel Barach Part 2

[To listen to this audio interview, click the Play button in the photo above. If you are using an older browser, the audio controls may not appear. In that case, you may download the audio (instructions below).] This is a continuation of Mel’s recent interview with Rachel Barach, General Manager of BibleGateway.com, which today launches …

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