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An Anchor From the Storm

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unchurched . . . .

According to lifewayresearch.com, though 71 percent of unchurched Americans said they believed Jesus "makes a positive difference in a person's life," a full 72 percent said they think the church "is full of hypocrites."   Hayes, J. (2009). Blemished: How The Message of Malachi Confronts Empty Religion (p. 15). Nashville, TN: LIfeWay Press.

ekklesia

The New Testament word for church is ekklesia, and it was originally used to describe an assembly of citizens who were "called out" by a herald.  The biblical meaning, then, is a group of earthly people who have been called out by Christ for his purposes. The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, …

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THE WILLINGNESS TO LOOK FOOLISH

Let me give you an alternate definition of faith: Faith is the willingness to look foolish.It seems like the people who God uses the most are the people who are willing to climb trees or get out of boats or follow stars or chase lions. The greatest turning points in Scripture can be traced back …

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