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Blog articles for our Christian journey written by or re-blogged the North Raleigh Church of Christ shepherds, staff, and members.

praying for the ramirez family

"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." ~Galatians 6:2 UPDATE (May 28, 2017) We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to Senator Thom Tillis, Senator Richard Burr, and Congressman David Price and also to their amazing staff...

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an easter sunday invitation

Join Us for Easter Sunday Dear Friend, Everybody loves a winner. Everyone wants to be a success. Regardless if you are a Final Four finalist or business leader or NASCAR driver, you long to repeat your successes. Because NO.ONE. wants to repeat a failure. We’ve all...

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critically thinking about the resurrection

Thinking It Out We found this great resource by Natasha Crain of Christian Mom Thoughts on helping children when it comes to critically thinking about the resurrection, along with some things that hinder that. With other resources dedicated to the opposite, we thought...

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6 reasons to love easter

There are so many reasons to love Easter. We found this beautiful reflection on what Easter means by Paul Tripp and thought we would share with you! Why do you love Easter? #Reblog View the article here > http://eepurl.com/cJDS_L Join us Sunday at 10:00 am Need a...

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the easter timeline

We found an excellent timeline overview (with scripture references) detailing what happened each day leading up to Easter. #Reblog Visit the blog article by Russ Ramsey for The Gospel Coalition here...

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grace this moment

He is broken and lost, a man without hope Many years in the making, learning to cope Shields made that protect from harms way Used like a pro, knowing just what to say As one guards a treasure, precious to home Willing to fight the battle even though all alone Honed...

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awareness of God

Christians tend to lose sight of the presence of God when things don’t necessarily go their way. God calls upon us to put our trust in Him. Scripture tells us, in John 14: 1, that Jesus told his disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also...

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divide and conquer?

No doubt, “divide and conquer” is one of the oldest and best known tenets of military strategy. Why so? Is it the poetic rhythm of the five-syllable phrase that permits it to roll off the tongue so easily? Or the juxtaposition of two words which are somewhat unique...

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changed for good

Have you ever met someone who changed you? Not just changed your schedule or your job or your living situation; but someone who literally changed who you are as a person? There are some major relationships in our lives that define who we are and who we become. Some of...

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disobedience and doubt

Those who grew up in Churches of Christ have Bible verses we seem to remember without thinking too hard. Not intending to demean other passages, our tribe has favorite Bible verses that are our “go to” texts. Acts 2:38 (“Repent, and be baptized…”) is one. Another may...

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change of heart

During Bible study recently, we all took a leap of faith and shared something about ourselves that others do not know about us, something we are thankful for, and something about which we would like others in the class to pray. We trusted that we were among sisters of...

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swallowed up by life

Lynn and I have not been at home much recently. We have traveled to visit family, attend a bowl game, attend a wedding and have some alone time. We left our nice, comfortable home and moved in to other nice, comfortable family homes and hotels. Not much difference...

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awe for all year

Isaiah 7:14: 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 9:6-7: 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be...

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new

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of new. We live in a world that values it highly. New makes lots of promises to us. Better. Fresher. More reliable. More worthy. We love our new car smells, we believe the promises that the next generation of technology will...

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