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The "If" Factor

This summer our students have been participating in a video Bible Study in the book of Proverbs called P4: Proverbs during Pandemic for Plymouth Park. If you would like to see some of these videos, you can click here to visit our Student Ministry YouTube channel. In the third week of our study, we covered Proverbs 2:1-5, which is an exhortation to seek wisdom. These v...

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My Favorite Word in the Bible

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I hope the title of this article caught your attention! As a pastor, people often ask me what my favorite book of the Bible is or what my favorite Bible verse is, and those are hard questions to answer (how do you pick just one???). But, I don't ever recall a time when someone asked me what my favorite word in the Bible is, so here we go Maybe you're thinking that my favo...

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Bitter or Better?


"2Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials,3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.4But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing." James 1:2-4 Trials. I believe it is safe to say that a global pandemic such as the one we are currently facing brings with it a fai...

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Focusing on Jesus

Since our quarantine began, I have been creating a video-based Bible study for our Plymouth Park students teaching through the book of 2 Timothy. One of the verses that has really stuck out to me is 2:8, which reads, "Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel." Paul is telling his protg Timothy th...

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Student Ministry in the Life of the Church

In my years of church-going, I have observed that many families arrive at church together only to part ways as soon as they enter the doors and not see each other again until it is time to leave. Everyone goes off to their own Sunday School class, then sometimes even to their own worship service. Is this the way it should be? Is this the way God intended church to function...

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