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Dinner.Bible.Friends. - Spring Edition

The first three Wednesdays of each month our Godspeed family gets together for dinner and small group Bible studies. We call it A-Two-42: "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." We do it because...well, we like being together. There's something good about eating a meal together -- or "table fel...

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What is The Philip Center? (Part I)

Q: I hear about The Philip Center but I don't really know what it does? Can you explain? The Philip Center is a non-profit ministry that Tim Zulker founded in 2003. The staff now consists of Tim and Cindy Zulker and Rich and Susan Fulton. Interns for The Philip Center come and go on a part-time basis. The Philip Center exists to help churches keep evangelism on the front...

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What is The Philip Center (Part II)

Q: Don't all these strategies and goals make it hard to do any one thing well? Maybe. But we know we're a small Philip Center staff, and also a relatively small church. So we look to partnerships with other ministries. For example, we have an active working relationship with Matthias Media, from Sydney, Australia. They provide a platform for our message (which overlaps ve...

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Summer Opportunities for Youth in 2014

If you're between the ages of 13 and 18, you've got a lot of great options for your summer next year! We'd like to suggest a few of them to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus. And from all we've heard, they're a lot of fun too. You've got great choices, from Providence to Nepal, and lots of places in between. Start praying about how you can grow as a disciple of Je...

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Get the Bible Stories List for Your Family

Recently Tim e-mailed separate lists of Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories for suggested family reading. Thanks to Jarrod, both lists are now combined on a single page for easier reference. Click here to download and print. May God's Word be an encouragement to you and your family today!...

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Dinner. Bible. Friends.

Being a disciple of Jesus shapes every area of life. Living a gospel-centered life, defines our marriages and our parenting. It shapes our concept of the teen years. It answers questions like "What am I going for in life?" "What am I aiming for as a parent?" "What is a Christian husband, or wife?" "How does being a disciple of Jesus make my life as a teen different?" This...

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The Big Picture Story of the Bible

A special Sunday is planned this week (Sept. 1) as we kick off a new school year and a new sermon series. We want especially to invite you to be there Sunday morning -- and to invite neighbors and friends. I'll be reading through the entire Bible in the form of The Big Picture Story Bible -- including all the pictures!...

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The Art of Marriage

Could your marriage use a tune-up or a new perspective and some fresh ideas? Want to put more heart into your marriage? Then join us on Friday evening, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Abundant Life Church (135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA) for The Art of Marriage video event. ...

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Adoption IRA

Adoption has played a key role in God’s redemptive story. Remember Ruth? She was adopted by Naomi and then traveled with her to her homeland. Ruth married Boaz, and they ended up being the great-great grandparents of King David....

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One-to-One Bible Reading

Imagine if there was a way that people could grow in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ—a way that returned gospel growth to the everyday fabric of personal relationship, rather than relying on church-run programs. That guided people in a deeper, more meaningful way than an event, program or class could possibly do—guided on an individual basis by someone...

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