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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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Time Management and Productivity

Time Management and Productivity | Encouragements | Scoop.it
How often do you feel yourself being too busy or have noticed that in others? As followers of Jesus, we must remember God has never called us to busyness, but to fruitfulness. Here's how to see if you're being fruitful, or just busy.
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It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It

It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Have you ever been in a season where there seems like there’s a million things to do? To the point where your surroundings seem to be blurry? Where at times the biggest challenge of the day is to simply look forward to what is right in front of you? This has been one of the […]
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We Have An Announcement

We Have An Announcement | Encouragements | Scoop.it
We are very excited to announce something with all of you and would love for you to consider doing two things for us with this transition.
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Resources For Spending Time With Jesus

Resources For Spending Time With Jesus | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Whether it’s the beginning of a new year or a new season in your life, one thing is for sure…spending time with Jesus must be crucial for you. Really, spending time with Jesus is crucial for all of us because He is everything. I’m convinced that’s where the real battle is for all of us and […]
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Welcome Erica Boutwell

Welcome Erica Boutwell | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Before The Cross brings the image of man on his knees in worship before a Holy and Loving God who has demonstrated His love for us through the Cross. It is only through the perfect life of Jesus Christ, His death on the Cross, and His resurrection, that we can have a relationship with Him. […]
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5 Ways To Protect Your Marriage From An Affair | Before The Cross

5 Ways To Protect Your Marriage From An Affair | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
A recent survey showed 35% of Christian men and 17% of Christian women have an affair. Here's how you can protect your marriage from an affair.
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Why Taking Steps Is A Godly Thing | Before The Cross

Why Taking Steps Is A Godly Thing | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Have you ever asked God what the plans are for your life? Do you want to know what the future holds for you or for your family? Are you in the middle of a transition and are seeking out answers to your questions? “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” …
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Many Have Gone Before Us | Before The Cross

Many Have Gone Before Us | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
The same Gospel is just as effective today as it was yesterday. Let's be encouraged by those who have gone before us in ministry.
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What You Search For Reveals Your Priorities | Before The Cross

What You Search For Reveals Your Priorities | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
What you search for online reveals where your real priorities are in life and what you're truly interested in. What does this mean for the believer?
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May I Never Lose The Wonder | Before The Cross

May I Never Lose The Wonder | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
May I never lose the wonder of what Jesus has done. Here is what happened for me at Passion 2015 in Houston and be encouraged that Jesus is better.
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Jesus is True and Better | Before The Cross

Jesus is True and Better | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
No matter what circumstance we find ourselves in today, let this be a reminder that we have a relationship with Jesus, who is better.
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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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Seeing God Work Through Obedience

Seeing God Work Through Obedience | Encouragements | Scoop.it
In my experience in being a follower of Christ, I've come to realize there are many ways to see God at work, but typically that happens through obedience.
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The Dwell App

The Dwell App | Encouragements | Scoop.it
There’s been a few different times here on Before The Cross that I wanted to share about some innovations that have taken place in technology that I believe would have a huge benefit for the believer and today, another one of those has arrived. It’s called Dwell. Some of you may have already heard about […]
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He Can Do Far More Abundantly

He Can Do Far More Abundantly | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Have you ever been overwhelmed? To the point where you felt paralyzed and you didn’t know what to do next? Are you going through something like that right now perhaps? Is your anxiety increasing? Keep reading… The other day this happened to me. With what felt literally like a million things to do quickly overwhelmed […]
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The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real | Encouragements | Scoop.it
There’s this wood art piece (art may be stretching it) I made years ago, hanging over our front door that was inspired by a song penned by a man named David Parker. David was my boss at 121 Community Church for 12 years, but will forever be one of my dearest friends and inspirations. He […]
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That Gift You Never Asked For

That Gift You Never Asked For | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in this situation. It’s Christmas and you’re with your family. It comes time to exchange presents and you get one from that distant relative that you see maybe once a year. You know, that one who you’re pretty sure has 2 kids and lives somewhere in Nebraska, but […]
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Errands I Don't Need to Run | Before The Cross

Errands I Don't Need to Run | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Errands can be drudgery, but running these kinds of errands could be costly. Here's errands I don't need to run and how God is working on me.
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Following Jesus One Day At A Time | Before The Cross

Following Jesus One Day At A Time | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Here's my story of going on solitude and what God taught me through His Word in regards to following Jesus one day at a time. Let it be an encouragement.
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Sadness Can Be Just What We Needed | Before The Cross

Sadness Can Be Just What We Needed | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
God has the ability to use our sadness and lead us towards joy in Him. We don't have to hide our feelings from The Lord and can trust Him in everything.
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A Father's Day Tribute to My Husband | Before The Cross

A Father's Day Tribute to My Husband | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
Here's a Father's Day tribute to my husband who has gone above and beyond any expectation that I could have ever prayed or asked for.
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10 Ways a Church Leader can Fail | Before The Cross

10 Ways a Church Leader can Fail | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
These are things we can be on the lookout for and be guarded against as we follow Christ. These apply to everyone whether you're a church leader or not.
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Why Does it Suck to be a Woman? | Before The Cross

Why Does it Suck to be a Woman? | Before The Cross | Encouragements | Scoop.it
When we question our self worth as women, we are questioning God's goodness towards us and His beautiful design. We should find our hope through Him.
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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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