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Obstacles to Multiplication: May the Source be with You

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. These words begin Leo Tolstoy’s influential novel Anna Karenina.  In science the Anna Karenina principle, derived from these opening words, describes the situation in which the least amount of deviation in any one of a number of factors will doom the…

The Importance of Multiplication

Be Fruitful and Multiply: The Importance of Multiplication A man’s last words and deeds are usually important, summing up his life with “wishes” for the family going forward. In the God-man Christ Jesus’ last words and deeds on the earth, in bodily form, we find the sum of His ministry and parting directions for His…

Be Fruitful and Multiply

When I was growing up, a large apple tree occupied a significant portion of my front yard, and a good bit of my time and attention as well.  I climbed its branches and both played and worked around its base. It seemed like misery when it came time to rake and bag the fruit, particularly if…

“Multiply” Small Groups for Men

In March, the Good Shepherd Men’s Ministry will begin a small group study through the book Multiply by Francis Chan. This study is all about disciple making. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus said: All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them…