The Double Mind

The Double Mind

A deep longing and desire raging against our hope for righteousness. A civil war for our flesh (Romans 7). This spectrum ranges from the daily distractions of the interweb epidemic and “smart living” to mental states of dissociation, completely detached from reality, ourselves, others, and a God who loves us. In this mortal fight we oppose ourselves (2Ti 2:25), generating an incongruence that wages in all of us, corrupting us emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically (Romans 6:23). Ultimately, this robs us of the clarity of God's call.

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The “Comment Section” Christians: A Serious Look at Developing a Biblical Social Media Philosophy

The “Comment Section” Christians:  A Serious Look at Developing a Biblical  Social Media Philosophy

We are called to teach those who oppose themselves, but we’re not called to do it with virtual picket signs and pitchforks. We’re called to do it gently, patiently, and with meekness. After all, it’s God that will lead them to repentance and the acknowledgment of the truth, not your rhetorical skills.

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Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 3: The Pattern

Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 3: The Pattern

For 2,000 years, growing Christians have been looking to Timothy as a model for what their own personal faithfulness should look like. His testimony is particularly significant to young people because of his age as well as the manner in which his spiritual growth is displayed. We see the pattern of his life from one faith proposition to another, growing from a spiritual child to a developed pastor and leader at a young age.

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Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 2: The Proving

Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 2: The Proving

For young adults, it is important to recognize the challenges the age with the intent that we choose to pursue the great commission regardless of culture’s obstacles. While notions about your generation may be pervasive, it is important to recognize that the Christian isn’t obligated to be in bondage to them. Because of biblical truth, the millennial Christian can live without being controlled by other people's thoughts.

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What Mission Focus Means to Me

What Mission Focus Means to Me

Alvaro Briones is a leader in C&YA. He is an active discipler and is helping to plant a men’s Bible study at UMKC. Alvaro's testimony is an encouragement to our fellowship, particularly in how he serves God and his people. In this post, Alvaro shares what God showed him last year at Mission Focus and how his heart’s desire is to see the Lord’s kingdom advanced.

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