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Using the Holidays to Host Singles | ORBC Shares

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Using the Holidays to Host Singles

written by Andy Johnson for 9Marks

“Opening your home to single friends may sound daunting. But try to imagine your home as a refuge from the outside world that is frankly pretty barren at times. Consider what it might mean to draw even one or two single friends into your family. Give it a try. You might be surprised how much fun, help, and fruitfulness might result.”

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Americans Still Believe in God. So Why Do so Many of Us See Church as Just Optional Rental Car Insurance? | ORBC Shares

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Americans Still Believe in God. So Why Do so Many of Us See Church as Just Optional Rental Car Insurance?

written by Chris Sonksen for Fox News

“With the rise of podcasts, and online sermons the pull to attend a service is shrinking. The thought is, “Why go on Sunday when I can have instant access to content any time I want?” Not only that we have access to the Bible ourselves. At one point in history a person had to attend church to learn about the Bible. Today you can pull up a Bible on your phone, and then Google any questions you have about it.” 

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You Can’t Love Jesus Without Loving His Church | ORBC Shares

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You Can’t Love Jesus Without Loving His Church

written by Jason Allen for 9 Marks

“God uses each of his children’s gifts in a unique way to fulfill the mission he has for the church as a whole. Make sure that you’re upholding your end of the bargain. After all, a lone-ranger Christian doesn’t make a good witness for Christ. Ultimately, Jesus has redeemed you to be a creature in community—a Christian living out the gospel in covenant with other Christians in a local church.” 

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The Best Weapon Is an Open Door | ORBC Shares

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The Best Weapon Is an Open Door

written by Rosaria Butterfield for Desiring God

“What if the world saw Christians living in vital, life-giving communities, with families and singles and children sharing a rhythm of life, with extra time and hands and energy left over to lend a helping hand to those who do not yet know the Lord, perhaps they too could “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8)? Church would look radically different.”

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Your Church Can Reach the Nations Without Leaving the Neighborhood | ORBC Shares

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Your Church Can Reach the Nations Without Leaving the Neighborhood

written by Phil Newton for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Many believe that missions is an event and that is true at times. That is a good and right thing to do. We do go on mission trips. However missions is also culture.

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