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Have you ever read the gospels in chronological order?This website has an example of a reading plan you could follow, but there are many more on the web. Why is this a good idea? In "Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels", Mark Strauss says: "To Christian believers, the Gospels record the "greatest story ever told," the events of the life, d...

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Meet Lauren

Beencouraged by this email from Lauren Miller, our new (awesome) student ministry associate at Rockland! One truthI have learned in my lifeis that it iscrucialto understand who Jesus is and why He came to Earth. Followers of Christ recognize that Jesus was the perfect example and teacher of how to live our lives during our time here on Earth.But if Christ is called "perfe...

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Why Goals Fail

How are your New Years Resolution coming? Are you like me in that you areclaiming the grace of God a littleearly thisyear? Two of the reason why our resolutions and goalsfail is that they are:1) unspecific in their desired outcomes,and2) unclear in their next steps. For example: "I'd like to lose some (unspecific) weight(unclear how to do that)." Here is a better way of...

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