“I Like Jesus, But the God of the Old Testament is Crazy”

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Sometimes people say things like, “I like Jesus, but I don’t like the God of the Old Testament. Why are they so different?” The answer is, they aren’t. They are exactly the same. That may seem crazy, but let me tell you a story…about a pet fish. Darth Fishy and Mackenzie When they were younger, my kids wanted a pet. … Read More

God Can Restore Everything You Have Lost

What is it that you’re truly longing for in life? Beyond the promotion or the vacation, the new house or the new car. What is underneath all the things you think you need? What are you genuinely longing for in your life? Most of us have experienced the loss of something we consider precious to us, whether it’s a relationship, … Read More

Do You Believe God Can Heal Wounds No One Else Sees?

Do You Believe God Can Heal Wounds No One Else Sees?

A few years ago I was walking through an art museum, turned a corner, and had my breath taken away. It wasn’t a statue, a painting or an exhibit. It was the sign hanging over an exhibition. The sign read: “Touch Me, I’m Sick.” It hung above the entrance to a traveling display that featured photographs from Charles Peterson. Peterson … Read More

How Can God Heal My Broken Heart?

How Can God Heal My Broken Heart

In the small groups that I lead, I sometimes do a night of “Boundary Breaker” questions. Some of the questions are light, such as, “What’s your favorite TV show?” Others are not. A question we always ask is, “When is a day you died a little?” This question usually goes deep since we all can recall a time we suffered … Read More

The Power Of Community When You Feel Lonely

The Power Of Community When You Feel Lonely

My friend Kyle is a pastor of a church community that broadcasts on TV. He has also written several books. What this means is he gets a lot of letters. Tons of people share their problems with him and seek his guidance. On occasion, I’ve asked him for advice from one Pastor to another. “What chapter should I be sure … Read More

5 Ways God Points Us Towards Unity In a Broken World

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By Vince Antonucci Three Persons In Unity As One Our human understanding of God’s Triune nature falls short of a perfect example of unity. We learn from scripture that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit exist as three persons unified as one. There is one God but he exists as three distinct persons. Three distinct persons, also called the Trinity, … Read More

How You Can Find Victory In The Midst Of Battle

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By Vince Antonucci The Amalekites attacked the Israelites. The Israelites were God’s people and the Amalekites were a thorn in their side. It seems like every time they turned around, the Amalekites are attacking again. I think we can relate. Yes, we may be God’s people, but that doesn’t keep us from having a thorn in our sides. We all … Read More

Do We Cast God As The Star Of The Story?

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By Vince Antonucci God is the star of the story. Read the Bible and the picture you get of God is of a conquering hero, a God who is victorious and who gives victory. He is the God of glory. The star of the story who deserves all the attention and all the praise. We don’t like that. Some of … Read More

How The God Of Victory Can Relieve All Of Your Stress

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By Vince Antonucci Life often presents us with discouraging circumstances where victory seems anything but possible. We are quick to become disparaged by all we see around us. And yet we are slow to remember that God has promised us an eternal victory. Let me share with you a story: It’s Spring of 2008. I’m sitting at the gate of … Read More

His Mission To Seek and To Save What Was Lost

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By Vince Antonucci Years ago my wife and I took our then five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter to a big water park. They have a bunch of huge kiddie pools. Each has slides and all kinds of fun stuff. We played in one kiddie pool for a while. Then we walked about 100 yards to the next one. My kids … Read More