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I Want More Than God; I Want Someone To Love Me

I Want More than God; I Want Someone to Love Me

To say that God is all you need reduces your life to you and God in a silo. You must have friends. You need others to live out the grander purposes of the gospel. The question is never, “Do you need friends?” but rather, “What are… Continue Reading …

How to Connect the Gospel to Being Left Alone

How to Connect the Gospel to Being Left Alone

How you think about life determines how you practically respond to life. Living in a broken world is hard, chaotic, stressful, and challenging. And if you have a skewed understanding of the doctrines of man, sin, salvation, and the Lord, you will not engage your… Continue Reading …

Responding to Friends Who Do Things That Make You Uncomfortable

How to Respond to Friends Do Things That Make You Uncomfortable

When someone does something that you don’t like, you have several options from which to choose. You can consent to what they said or did and be like them. You could confront and rebuke them. Or you can try to ignore what just happened, which… Continue Reading …

No Thanks For Thanksgiving: Confession of a Former Lonely Man

No Thanks for Thanksgiving

As a former lonely man who dreaded the holidays, I know encouragement from a friend can make all the difference in the world. Perhaps you can share your life with a struggling friend. Whom can you bless this holiday season? Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 200 Why Loneliness Is More Painful Than Being Alone

Shows Main Idea – Christ would remove Himself from the crowds to be alone. Sometimes being by yourself is great for your soul. But being alone is different from loneliness. To be lonely is feeling isolated and incarcerated, even in the middle of one-thousand people.… Continue Reading …

Three Keys That Will Make Your Small Group Dynamic

Building a close network of friends inside a local church is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. If there is a temptation to dismiss this idea, will you consider how you could position yourself for this kind of community? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

When You Feel That God Is Not With You

The loneliness of being alone is a sting that penetrates to the depths of a person’s soul. This kind of isolation is different from being by yourself. It cannot be solved by merely hanging out with people. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Day 28 – Teen Devotion: The Reason to Love

Day 28 - Teen Devotion_ The Reason to Love

Why do you want to date or marry someone? What is your primary reason for desiring a community? Here’s the answer: The number reason you need someone is not to meet your deepest longings but to image the Trinity in a relational community. Listen to… Continue Reading …

The Number One Reason You Need Someone

The number reason you need someone is not to meet your deepest longings, but to image the Trinity in a relationship community. To fully grasp this, you must pretend–at least for a moment. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Seven Ways Facebook Is Similar to Using Porn

You will be alarmed when you realize how much Facebook is similar to porn. Though you may be aghast at the idea of pornography and those who use it, the sobering truth is that Facebook can be a subtle and deceptive substitute that is entrapping… Continue Reading …