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  • Undiscovered Territory: Discovering God Through Pray

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    Like anything else, prayer takes practice. While there’s no real wrong way to do it—we all fall at different places in the learning curve and God is patient—there’s definitely a better way, one that will allow you to participate in God’s plan with confidence. In this study, learn how to improve your prayer life.

  • Drive: Learning from the Apostles

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    If you’ve put your faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your salvation from the consequences of sin, then you’ve been called to more than a life of restful exemption from hell. You’ve been called to action. In this study, you’ll read the calling stories of the twelve apostles and discover what it means to live out your calling by following their journey.

  • Paul And The Body

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    Of all the apostles, Paul’s conversion/calling story was arguably the most notable and miraculous, his assignment to take the Gospel to the Gentiles the most unique, and the tangible results of his obedience the most impressive by human standards. Even so, Paul did not operate as a lone wolf, set apart from the pack and self-sufficient. On the contrary, this hero of the Christian faith understood the essential role his brothers and sisters played in his life and stayed connected to them even when his assignment to preach and live truth called him away for long stretches of time. 

  • The Devotional to End All Devotionals

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    The Devotional to End All Devotionals teaches and empowers Christians to study God’s Word on their own while relying on the Holy Spirit alone for understanding and personal application of what they read. Study spiritual disciplines, basic Bible doctrine, and discover your life purpose while practicing three methods of personal Bible study suitable for Christians of all ages and stages of spiritual growth. 

  • Rise: Stepping Up To God's Call

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    Have you ever been called to something? In your walk with God you are called! Over the next few days, join us in learning how to understand and rise to the call that God has placed on your life. 

  • Find Freedom In God's Favor

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    Unlike what many people assume, being favored by God is not just a matter of finding a good parking spot, or having a fat bank account, or even seeing your life fulfilled with thriving relationships. It is infinitely more than that. It’s about eternal blessings and riches that are beyond anything you could ever ask or imagine. Come spend seven days learning about God’s favor toward you !

  • Ancora Kids Meet A Superhero!

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    This three day children’s Bible reading plan takes you to the start of Jesus’ mission, as God’s best superhero. Find out what God had planned for Jesus – and wonder what part you have in God’s mission to the world. The plan complements the free children’s game app Guardians of Ancora .

  • I Am A Warrior - Part 1

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    God has placed a warrior inside of every man. This two-part plan is for every man who desires to be a warrior for God ready daily to fight the battles of life with Him. I am excited to see you find the warrior God placed inside of you.  The inspiration for this plan came from a quote by General Jerry Boykin in an article titled “God’s Call to Warriors.” The warrior is someone who says: “This is what I love. This is what I hold dear. This is my family. This is my country. This is my faith. And this is what threatens it. This is the enemy. You will not hurt what I hold dear. You will not hurt what I love, without coming through me.”

  • Love to the Uttermost: Holy Week with John Piper

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    Love to the Uttermost is a devotional spanning from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. It is comprised of eight excerpts (plus one prologue reading) selected from John Piper’s vast 32-year writing and preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities. This devotional can be used for personal, family, or group devotions. It can serve anyone who seeks a steadied gaze to watch our Savior as he loves us to the uttermost.

  • I Am A Warrior - Part 2

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    God has placed a warrior inside of every man.  This two-part plan is for every man who desires to be a warrior for God, ready daily to fight the battles of life with Him.  I am excited to see you find the warrior that God has placed inside of you.  The inspiration for this plan came from a quote by General Jerry Boykin in an article titled, “God’s Call to Warriors.” The warrior is someone who says: “This is what I love. This is what I hold dear. This is my family. This is my country. This is my faith. And this is what threatens it. This is the enemy. You will not hurt what I hold dear. You will not hurt what I love, without coming through me.”

  • Created For Community: Lessons From Acts 2

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    "The world is suffering from an epidemic of loneliness,” diagnosed former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. Despite our almost constant interaction with others, surveys reveal that we feel more alone than ever. This five-part devotional series, designed for individual or small-group study, reveals God’s own longing for community and explores how to pursue wholeness in our relationships today in light of His perfect design.

  • The Good Of Giving Up

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    The Good of Giving Up is an evangelical case for Lent and a guide to its practice.  This seven day plan gives a brief history of Lent and shows how to observe Lent with proper motivation.  Whether you are Anglican or Baptist, Reformed or Pentecostal -- The Good of Giving Up will encourage you to participate in what many know as a rich spiritual journey.

  • Advent - The Gift Devotional

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    Give a gift to yourself this Christmas. With our eyes turned to Christmas, it’s easy to overlook the days leading up to it: Advent. That’s why Dr. Ed Young developed The Gift devotional series. This series helps you… • Better understand what Christ’s birth means • Experience true peace • Give God the only gift He wants: you! The Gift may be the best gift you could give yourself this Christmas. Sign up for it today!

  • Back To School

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    With school approaching, teaching our children to respect and revere authority is vital—and you must start by teaching them to respect and revere God’s authority in their lives. In this 5-day plan, pray with Pastor Jack Graham from Prestonwood Baptist Church (http://www.jackgraham.org/) for our children to have a respect for authority; to stay morally pure; to find and keep good godly friends; and to not bully but care for one another.

  • BREAKTHROUGH

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    Throughout Scripture, it is assumed that people can talk to God. Engaging in conversations with God was not the exception to the life of His people, it was expected. Prayer shows up in stories and letters as a vital practice, but how do we do it well? This 5-day plan will help you understand what prayer is and how to engage in this life-changing practice.

  • Our Daily Bread Christmas: God With Us

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    The following devotionals are designed to help you in your spiritual journey. Each article has been selected to help you understand more about God's love for you, and we hope that through this plan you will find encouragement, comfort, and true joy this Christmas season.

  • Victory Over The Devil

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    Times of trouble are common to us all. It’s because we’re in a battle, and our foe is not made of flesh and blood. We’re up against Satan and his forces of evil; yet when we understand the devil’s methods and schemes, and the avenues by which he’s likely to attack or try to trip us up, we can literally close the door on him and find victory instead!

  • 7 Laws Of Love

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    Love well, and you’ll bring health and healing to every relationship. Pastor Dave Willis shares the “7 Laws of Love” found in Scripture and offers practical advice for putting love into action. As you better understand and put love into practice, you’ll experience the beauty of real love in new and profound ways.

  • Why Read The Bible?

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    Right now, you can’t see down the whole path for your life. But God’s Word is a light to that path. It can show you the way to go – it’s your blueprint and gives you a vision for what your life is supposed to look like. These six devotionals can help you understand God’s direction and how to live a life of peace, joy, and fulfillment.  

  • Our Daily Bread: The Promise of Easter

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    The following devotionals are designed to help you in your spiritual journey. Each article has been selected to help you understand more about God's love for you, and we hope that through these readings you will find encouragement, comfort, and true peace this Easter season.

  • There Is A Redeemer

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    Prepare your heart this Easter season! This 10-day reading plan is designed to help you understand more about God's love for you. We hope that through these devotionals you will find encouragement, comfort, and true peace this Easter season.

  • Take The Lid Off 7-Day Reading Plan

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    Pastor Smokie Norful uses the analogy of a cooking pot with a lid to help readers understand how God can release the pressure in their lives. He looks at different struggles and dreams that Christians have, and he identifies ways that they can "take the lid off" to find peace and fulfillment in God's plan for them.

  • Our Daily Bread: A New Life Easter Edition

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    The following devotionals are designed to help you in your spiritual journey. Each article has been selected to help you understand more about God's love for you, and we hope that through these readings you will find encouragement, comfort, and true peace this Easter season.

  • God's Justice - A Global Perspective

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    God's justice — his plan for "setting things right”— is a foundational principle of the Bible. This plan offers a global perspective on the timeless and universal issues around injustice drawn from the book introduction insights in the God’s Justice Bible. Readings present thoughts by six authors from six countries around the world.

  • Give God First Place

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    Giving God first place in our lives is not a one-time event . . . it’s a life-long process for every Christian. Whether you’re new to the faith or a “veteran” follower of Christ, you’ll find this plan to be easy to understand and apply, and a highly effective strategy for victorious Christian living. Taken from the book, “Out of This World: A Christian’s Guide to Growth and Purpose” by David J. Swandt