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I Am the Least of These

Posted by John Porcari on

The Orphan Care Ministry at The Bible Chapel is near to my own heart not just because I volunteer there with fostered and adopted children. It is near to my heart because I was a foster child. When I was five and six years old, my home was broken. There were some challenging times—enough...

Cotton Patch Jesus

Posted by Wayne Johnson on

If you could go back in time and visit any period in history, what would you choose? I've gotten this question a few times over the years. It's often one of those ice-breaker questions in group exercises, or a conversation starter in a party game. Personally, if I could go back in time...

Men: Five Reasons to Lock Arms

Posted by Tunch Ilkin on

As the new ministry year gets rolling here at The Bible Chapel, I'm excited thinking about all the things we've got going on in Men's Ministry. The men's team and I have been working to tell you all about them. And I realized that it's probably a good time to pause in telling you...

God's Fierce Love: A Prayer for Our Students

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Posted by Luke McClain on

As school starts, we as parents and youth leaders will probably seek to share some words of encouragement and wisdom with our students. Maybe our words will include nuggets like these: "This is your year to make a mark!" "Make good choices" (cheesy but appropriate) "Study hard!" (a...

What Do We Mean by "Incarnational" Ministry?

Posted by Dave DiDonato on

I want to start of by asking you a simple question. What story of Jesus' earthly ministry is your favorite? Or which one do you recall most? Maybe you're thinking of multiple stories right now. Stories such as Jesus feeding the five thousand, Jesus interacting with Zacchaeus, Jesus calling...

How to Offer Comfort in Tragedy

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Posted by Ryan Middleton on

I remember it vividly. The clock was counting down the final seconds. I was at a friend's house. A group of us was there. It was February 1, 2009. Super Bowl Sunday. The clock hit 0:00 and we were champs. For the first time in my lifetime, the Steelers won the Super Bowl! They'd beaten the...

Better? Or More Disciplined?

Posted by Julie Morris on

While watching the Olympics over the past few weeks, I have found myself marveling at how the athletes make the competition look so effortless and natural. It's easy to attribute their accomplishments or their abilities to their being blessed with a certain physique, or having natural...

Hiding from God

Posted by Vince Consoli on

There was a time in my life when I tried to hide from God. It was a little more than 10 years ago, and I was just beginning to attend this church. My wife and I and our three kids had discovered The Bible Chapel, and it was great - my kids enjoyed the Student Ministry and my wife and I enjoyed...

Be a Fool.

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Posted by Paige Hoban on

This week while speaking with my eighth grade group (I volunteer in the Junior High Ministry), I got this heavy question from one of the girls: "How are we supposed to feel when a non-believer dies?" I've wrestled with this question in my own life - when I was in high...

Christ, Camaraderie, and Competition

Posted by Tunch Ilkin on

It's that time of year again, fellas: time for bocce! For the last six years as summer turns toward fall, the men of The Bible Chapel host a Bocce Night filled with pizza (we get the good stuff), friendly competition (suitable for both the Type A's and Type B's among us), some crazy shirts...