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5 Helps to Prepare for Marriage in Purity

PURE IN CHRIST Recently atThe Well, we looked at Paul's words to Timothy regarding how to navigate different relationships in the church. We focused specifically on how he should treat "younger women as sisters, in all purity" (1 Tim. 5:2). In young adult world, this principle has massive implications for how we relate to the opposite sex. When we put our faith in Christ...

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The Gospel is sufficient on it’s own, trust me

This is a piece from my own personal website, hopewithoutwavering.com, that I wanted to share with you this week! It's something that really hit me while in Tanzania for a mission trip in December. Thanks for reading! I wanna tell you a story. It's not one I immediately reach for when I'm asked about Africa, but it's one God's asking (more like ordering) me to tell yo...

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Meet Our New Pastor!

Meet Don Myer! We are so excited to introduce to you our newest pastor, Don Myer, who will soon be joining the staff at WBCC! Don will be overseeing Community Groups, WB Kids, and Global Missions. Check out our interview with him below to learn more about him, his family, and future role at WBCC. When did you begin your personal relationship with Jesus? I became a fol...

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Be an Ambassador for Christ

"On our mission trip to Tanzania over the winter break, I witnessed young men helping to lead their household. They saw a need and stepped in to fill the void and oh yeah, they were about 10 years old." I have been on this incredible journey of faith for 6 years now and am continually surprised by the difficult situations and pain that I bring to myself and ot...

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3 Tools to Train Yourself (for godliness)

Getting a gym membership doesn't automatically give you a six pack. If you want to burn fat, gain muscle, and get stronger, you need to actually go to the gym and train. In the same way, simply being a Christian doesn't automatically make you godly. You actually have to train for godliness. "Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value...

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Why my “good enough” was never actually good enough

" Hey, I think it's best we go our separate ways. I know you desire someone who can lead you spiritually and I respect that, but I can't do it I'm not your husband." My heart dropped. My boyfriend of 5 years, who I was absolutely certain was going to be my husband some day soon, decided he wasn't the one for me and broke up with me over a text message. I was crushed a...

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Single ladies: raise the bar.

As a young adult pastor, I spend a significant amount of time talking with people about dating and relationships. Sometimes it is really exciting. I have gotten to see relationships fromThe Wellgo from friendship to dating to engagement to marriage to having kids together. Amazing! Other times it is painful, and I have prayed through tears with many friends who have broken...

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Do you have faith in prayer?

"I urge you, first of all, to pray forallpeople. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings andallwho are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity" (1 Timothy 1-2: emphasis added). My prayer was answered this week! Here's the scoop: I am a teacher and I hate m...

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10 Four Letter Functional Saviors

Written by: Chris Plekenpol I first heard the term "functional savior" in a sermon preached by Mark Driscoll. A "functional savior" is what we turn to functionally satisfy our desires, cope with our pain, or escape from reality. If you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and rose from the dead, you should also believe that He is enough to satisfy your dee...

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