I Want the Hard Ones

I Want the Hard Ones

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I have been praying lately for God to give our church our neighborhood as our inheritance. It is a prayer that is changing things, but it seems like all of the things that have changed have been in my heart. You see in church work there are people who come to your ministry and they make life easier for their presence. They add their gifts to the gifts of the others at church in a way that seems natural. There are also people who come into your ministry who make life harder. They are still rough around the edges. Some of them have attitudes that rub people the wrong way. Others are just down right rude, mean, or otherwise problems. In short they act like what they are non-Christians. In…
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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

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Recently my son put The Greatest Showman into the DVD player in our van so as we travel around town I have been listening to it again. As I have been I am once again struck by how well the songs in it lead in to some really cool Bible truths for teenagers. I wanted to once again push my The Greatest Showman Bible study. It is just $5 for a 4 week Bible study that uses songs from The Greatest Showman as a jumping off point for a Bible study about identity, longing, and forgiveness. Your students will love it! Contents: Week Bible Study PDFTitle GraphicFull Page GraphicBackground GraphicBlack and White Header GraphicStudent Handout for Each Lesson Week 1: Come Alive Song: Come AliveBible Passage: John 10:10 Overview: This Bible…
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I am Sorry

I am Sorry

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It has been a long, long time since I have been regular about updating Nailscars.com and now the site really has lots a bunch of its functionality. Most of that was because of a virus and now I find myself sort of swimming in stuff trying to find the things that matter. What I think my goal for this year will be is to clean up the site, to remove most of the blog posts with their missing links and random ramblings and instead go with just a site that has creative ministry content. At least that is my goal right now. Until then, I am sorry for the mess. I hope you are able to find what you need.
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Back to Camp

Back to Camp

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Summer is such an interesting time when it comes to being in ministry. On the one hand it is amazing. You get to spend days and days with students learning about their lives, building relationships, teaching about Jesus. On the other hand it is an exhausting slog that sucks at your soul and makes you surly. Case in point: Tomorrow we are heading to children's camp. We will come home from that on Friday and then the next Monday head out to Holiday World with the youth followed by the Sunday after that for our VBS kickoff. It is a crazy, crazy month and I am tired just looking at it. With all that said, it is a fun time, just lots of things that have to be happening in…
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Talking to Students about the News

Talking to Students about the News

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I have discovered that I need to continually remind myself to not talk to students about what is happening on the news. Not that I never want to talk about them, but I don't want to over talk about it. You see in a world of twitter and facebook where it feels like everyone is just shouting past everyone else it is a pretty heady thing to have a captive audience who wants to listen to you and wants to give believe what you say. So it is so easy to talk about what you have been trying to get traction with on twitter all week. But I keep reminding myself that this is not my mission. This is not my goal. My goal is to tell them about Jesus…
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