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Operation Christmas Child: God’s Gift to You

This Christmas will you and your family accept the gift God is waiting to provide? Unlike the commercialized Christmas gifts our world tells us are expected, the gift God is hoping to give you does not need batteries. It will not expire, and it won’t deplete your bank account. Actually, it will fill your account […]

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What Binds Up Broken Relationships

It doesn’t matter where you live, what you do for a living, or how you spend your free time, you have experienced, are experiencing, or will experience the wreckage of broken relationships. Infidelity, divorce, misunderstanding, fragmented workplaces, even death…these things touch us all, even in the “safe haven” of church. Broken relationships are everywhere. But […]

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Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant

The Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant started in 1984 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale as a modest production, with the First Baptist Church donating $20,000 to stage a Christmas pageant as a gift to the community. This year, the now Broadway-style spectacle will embark on a 30th anniversary celebration starting November 30 with […]

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The One Movement: 1+1=1

1 + 1 = 1? Is that some kind of new math? No, it is actually wisdom as old as the dawn of creation. God said in the beginning, “This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one” (Genesis 2:24). One […]

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Jesus & the American Dream

Many American believers find themselves struggling with integrating their faith and their culture at times. This is especially true when it comes to the idea of success, ambition and goals in their lives. Culture influences everyone including Christians. Every American is indoctrinated in the concept of the “American Dream,” as well as in capitalism early […]

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The Modern Day Great Commission

We are told that we are on a mission from God, in the words of Jesus to his disciples, the very last words he spoke to them after more than three years of ministry with them on earth. People’s last words are usually given a degree of importance. As recorded in Acts 1:8, Jesus said, […]

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The Art of Appreciation

This is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, the holiday dedicated to thanking God for our bounty of blessings. On this day, we may also be mindful to thank others in our lives. But what about the other 364 days? Are they days of appreciation or criticism? What’s your score? With your closest relatives/friends in mind, […]

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Seven Habits of Effective Prayer

Prayer is extremely important. But you probably already knew that. Most people don’t need to be convinced that prayer is one of the most important practices in a believer’s life. But what seems to elude a lot of people is the “how” of prayer. How do you maintain a healthy prayer life? How do you […]

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The Untold Spiritual Story of Homelessness

Christians are called to be a changed and transformed people, bringing change and transformation to their lives, their neighbors and their communities. However, there exists within this beautiful, yet broken body we call the Church a subtle chasm that hinders its mission and wounds its people – guilt and shame. From its inception, the church […]

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Hillsong UNITED Coming to Miami

International powerhouse worship band Hillsong UNITED is coming to Miami’s Bayfront Park on November 23-24. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate on what is sure to be a powerful time of worship alongside thousands of other South Florida believers. Who is Hillsong UNITED? Hillsong United is a worship band that originally rose out […]

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