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Sorry…What’s Your Name?

How many times have we passed someone in the hallway, or at work and not talked to people? You know their name-maybe- and you have only talked to them once or twice. How often do we think about all the things that we would do if not for… whatever reason? …

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Free From Sin

We hear all the time that we are “free from sin” but what does that really mean? John 8 is one of my favourite passages because it contains such a powerful message that can be taken so simply but if you really dig into it you can pull a lot …

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Oil Changes (and the Wonder of Prayer)

“Fill ‘er up.” “Yes, sir.” As a high school student, my first job was a mystifying experience. I was officially a gas emissions technician, but you would recognize me as the guy walking up to your car to fill your gas tank. If you were really nice, I might have …

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The World’s A Stage

Ever seen a play? A movie? A TV show? Although the music, plot line and setting may seem alluring, the actors are the real stars of the show, right? As many would say, acting require skill–talent. It requires the will the make others believe that what you are acting out …

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What makes you a Christian?

I have a prayer wall, I listen to Christian music, I go to church, I pray, I have Christian T-shirts. I even work in Sunday school. But does that make me anymore Christian than someone who just goes to church and prays once and a while? If I look at …

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Down and Out

Have you ever been so mad at God that you felt like giving up your faith? Or just even that your faith is going no where? Psalms 55:52 says Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. No matter …

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Will You Stand?

If no one else stands will you still stand? If no one else sings will you still sing? If no one else prays will you still pray? As a Christian most of will have answered yes to these questions. The problem with this is the majority of us lie to …

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Who is Jesus?

We here at the 9 words community have had an incredible year.  We’ve seen our readership double from the previous year, with 9 words now speaking into 3,000 cities in over 160 nations around the world.  So we thought, what better way to celebrate a great year than to finish …

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Bird Poop (and Ministry)

Going into my first mission trip, I really didn’t know what to expect. I initially thought, “I’m going to get to work full-time with the homeless, and I’ll get to talk with all of them and it’ll be so cool to just converse and get to know their story”. I …

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Donuts and Gifts

Some of you might have heard of read this before but I think its worth reading again. I know its kind of long but it is totally worth it.  The Donut Story “There was a certain professor of religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small …

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