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These posts will serve as encouragements of many kinds regardless of what you are facing to build you up with your relationship with Christ.
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5 Questions To Ask Your Spouse Every Week | Before The Cross

5 Questions To Ask Your Spouse Every Week | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Communication within marriage is a huge deal. It takes an intentional mindset each week to work on it. Here are questions to ask your spouse that can help.
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5 Ways for Men to Lead Their Family | Before The Cross

5 Ways for Men to Lead Their Family | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
God has called you to be the specific husband and father your family needs you to be. You are God's Plan A for your family and here's how to lead them.
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Top 10 Things I've Learned in 10 Years of Marriage | Before The Cross

Top 10 Things I've Learned in 10 Years of Marriage | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Here are the top 10 things I've learned in 10 years of marriage. It's been hard since the beginning, but I've seen God work in amazing ways the whole time.
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Grateful For Those Before Us | Before The Cross

Grateful For Those Before Us | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Be encouraged that many people have gone before us in spreading the good news of the Gospel. Let's be grateful and bold like they were to make Jesus known.
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How To Find Community With Others | Before The Cross

How To Find Community With Others | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Typically we think if we get involved in something that community will automatically take place, but it takes intentionality. Here's how to find community.
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The Pros And Cons Of Christian Fads | Before The Cross

The Pros And Cons Of Christian Fads | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Christian fads will come and go and we must be careful not to idolize them or judge them in the process. What is God showing us through these fads?
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What Does The Cross Mean To You? | Before The Cross

What Does The Cross Mean To You? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
When you think about the cross, what does that mean for you? Is it just a symbol, a piece of jewelry, or is it possible it's something more?
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How Do You Forgive Someone Who's Hurt You? | Before The Cross

How Do You Forgive Someone Who's Hurt You? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Forgiveness sets you free and is typically the one last thing you are holding on to. We can forgive anyone because of how God has forgiven us through Jesus.
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Engaging Christ, Community, & Culture | Before The Cross

Engaging Christ, Community, & Culture | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
As Christians, we are involved in engaging Christ, called to engage culture, and led to engage community as we love and serve one another.
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Make No Mistake, People Are Watching | Before The Cross

Make No Mistake, People Are Watching | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Let's be encouraged as the Church that people are watching us. We have the opportunity to share the Gospel with others and show the love of Christ to all.
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Can You Take A Compliment? | Before The Cross

Can You Take A Compliment? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed what happens when we take a compliment? Chances are we look away almost ashamed in the process. Why is this? What does the Bible say?
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Do You Spend Time Alone With God? | Before The Cross

Do You Spend Time Alone With God? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
How often do you get a chance to spend time alone with God? There's a huge difference between spending time here or there with God vs spending quality time.
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Why Quality Matters In Christian Movies | Before The Cross

Why Quality Matters In Christian Movies | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
As Christians, quality is very important when it comes to making a movie where we are sharing the Gospel. The message is worthy of our very best.
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Ferguson | Before The Cross

3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Ferguson | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
As Christians, before we speak too quickly about the ferguson situation, let's ask ourselves these 3 questions and then move forward in obedience.
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What is The True Definition of Beauty? | Before The Cross

What is The True Definition of Beauty? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
I've had to ask myself, do I really believe I am who the Bible tells me I am? Or do I put my worth in who the world tells me I am? Jesus defines beauty.
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My Sinful Confession Part 2 | Before The Cross

My Sinful Confession Part 2 | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
I realized that instead of investing and loving others, I was starting to check Christian things off of my list instead. Here's my sinful confession.
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A Dream, Suicide, and A Call To Action | Before The Cross

A Dream, Suicide, and A Call To Action | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
God spoke to me directly through a dream I had that is fitting for all followers of Jesus to hear. Let's take this seriously and consider a call to action.
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Walking in Freedom | Before The Cross

Walking in Freedom | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
What does the Bible say about confession and is it really good for the soul? Here's how followers of Jesus can be walking in freedom with confession.
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How Are You Taking A Step Forward? | Before The Cross

How Are You Taking A Step Forward? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
What is God asking you to take a step forward in? Know that if you take a step and follow after Jesus, that He will guide you in the right direction.
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Depending on God | Before The Cross

Depending on God | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
I've learned that depending on God takes time and that my fears are rooted in my small significantly insignificant life having more power than God.
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The Dangers of Blogs and Social Media | Before The Cross

The Dangers of Blogs and Social Media | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
There are numerous opportunities when using blogs and social media as a follower of Christ. However, let's be on guard for these things when we are online.
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Are You Kidding Me? A Tribute To Francis Chan | Before The Cross

Are You Kidding Me? A Tribute To Francis Chan | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
I believe for most of us, there are certain people in our lives that can impact us in a way that's different than anyone else. For me, that's Francis Chan.
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Yes, Your Life Has Value | Before The Cross

Yes, Your Life Has Value | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, your life has value. I know circumstances are hard and people may even tell you your worthless, but that's not true. You have value.
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Young Leaders and Prayer | Before The Cross

Young Leaders and Prayer | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
NFL Player, Pastor, and Public Speaker Eddie Williams discusses how young leaders within the Church need to value prayer in all circumstances.
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It's OK Not Having All The Answers | Before The Cross

It's OK Not Having All The Answers | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
As believers, we're often tempted to think we need to know everything. Be encouraged that you don't need all the answers when talking about Jesus.
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Finding Comfort In Discomfort | Before The Cross

Finding Comfort In Discomfort | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
As believers, suffering and pain are guaranteed along our journey and they aren’t something to shrink back from. Finding comfort in God is our best action.
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