Spiritual Growth

Looking for guidance? Turn to your maker before you turn on your computer.

The Internet has made information easily accessible. Anything we could possibly want is literally at our fingertips: food, games, clothing, homework answers, etc. We are able to "Google it" and become knowledgeable on nearly any subject in seconds by clicking a button. However, knowledge does not equal wisdom. There are too many people walking around arrogantly boasting about their education and degrees, but lack the wisdom needed for daily life.

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faith sharing

Sometimes spiritual conversations naturally grow out of a friend's needs, questions or concerns. But a thoughtful Christian can also give their friends permission to explore ideas they may be slow to bring up.

Sean McDowell has created a few questions that can be helpful in generating discussion around Jesus and Christianity. The goal of these questions is not to make people feel uncomfortable, but to open up genuinely helpful dialogues about matters of ultimate importance. So, prepare your own answers ahead of time and then use these questions when you have the opportunity.

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Christian living

Just got home from taking my student to walk her schedule and practice opening her locker at her new school. Despite all the fears that come with her disability — you can read about that here — I feel so thankful for God’s faithfulness in Anna’s life, as she gets ready to start junior high in a few weeks.

One of the challenges Anna faces this year has more to do with her desire to glorify God at school than anything else. I told her glorifying God can produce all sorts of blessings, but it can also lead to bullying. She didn’t even blink.

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music video

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No Man Is An Island | Tenth Avenue North [Music Video]
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Tenth Avenue North — No Man Is An Island — Music Video Featuring the debut single from Tenth Av…
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'Come Like the Wind' | Jordan & Kristin Rippy
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Latest lyric video from Jordan & Kristin Rippy's newest album "Seek You First." Available now on iTu…
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'Never Once' (Official Lyric Video) | One Sonic Society
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Scars and struggles on the way but with joy our hearts can say never once did we ever walk alone. Mu…
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'Multiplied' | NEEDTOBREATHE [Official Video]
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NEEDTOBREATHE's "Multiplied" from the album "Rivers In the Wasteland" - available now: http://smartu…
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'I Found You' | Anthony Evans
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Music video by Anthony Evans performing I Found You. © 2014 Anthony Evans
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Holly Starr - God Is
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Holly Starr - "God Is" is the official New Christian music video for the recent single "God Is", rel…
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'Below Paradise: Judge Me' | Tedashii
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Tedashii performs "Below Paradise: Judge Me," from his fourth studio album.
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'Crimson Cord' | Propaganda
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Watch the music video for Propaganda's single "Crimson Cord" from the album of the same name.
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'Never Too Late' | Kutless
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Watch Kutless' new music video for "Never Too Late," from their 2014 album "Glory."

podcasts

Be The Example | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 28:29

Pastor Kayla teaches how we must be the example to other believers and grow in our faith through dis…
Who Am I | FLAME Youth Ministry
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Pastor Matt teaches on who the Holy Spirit is, why Jesus had to leave, and the job of the Holy Spiri…
Don't Take My Word | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 26:02

Pastor Matt talks about being students of the Word of God and being like those in Acts 17.
Putting Our Lives in God's Hands | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 11:11

Student Anthony Kerry talks about how God has control over our lives and we are made for a purpose.
Missionary or Mission Field | FLAME Youth Ministry
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 21:52

Pastor Kayla talks about two options: missionary or mission field when it comes to serving people.
More Than A Sparrow | FLAME Youth Ministry
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Pastor Matt talks about we're all valuable in God's eyes despite what we might think.
Authority | FLAME Youth
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by FLAME Youth Ministry with FV Editors · 0 Likes · 27:19

Mrs. Kayla looks at the authority of Jesus and just what exactly He has authority over in our lives …

youth videos

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What's the Biggest Issue Facing Teens Today? | Andy Braner
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Andy Braner, founder of Camp KIVU, has a forthcoming book from NavPress that discusses the single mo…
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Everybody Smiles on a Jet Ski | Andy Braner
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Andy Braner, founder of Camp KIVU, shares how his dream of connecting American Christian teens to ot…
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Artificial Maturity | Tim Elmore (Part 3)
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The last of three interviews where Glen Jackson, co-founder of Jackson Spalding, interviews Dr. Tim …
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TMI | Bluefish.tv
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Would you give your personal information to a total stranger? Many unwitting teens are doing just th…
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Jet-Ski Diplomacy: Muslim - Christian Dialogue with Teens | Andy Braner
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Andy Braner, founder of Camp KIVU, talks with Brad Russell about opening honest dialogues between Ch…
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Elijah's Story | Phoenix Dream Center
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The mission of the Phoenix Dream Center is to reach in and mine the incredible potential that we bel…
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The Skinny On Evangelism
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There are many evangelism techniques available to us, but which one is best?
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Advice to Youth Leaders and Parents | Andy Braner
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Andy Braner, founder of Camp KIVU, provides knowledgeable advice to youth leaders and parents of tee…
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Tania's Story | NOOMA
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"I tried to create for them what they never had." Tania's story is an inspiring example of what h…