Shawn Bain, Author at DUDEronomy

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What it REALLY Means to Be Purchased by God

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There are many terms and colloquialisms we Christians use that some like to refer to as ‘Christianese’. Many outside the Church and new Christians are unfamiliar with them, making them sort of an inside lingo. Washed by the blood, sanctification, evangelism, disciple, and… purchased by God are among the many things we say that can…

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Can You Be a Christian Without Believing in the Bible?

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No.      

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God to Me: Shut Up and Get Real

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I have been struggling in my walk with God lately. For reasons unbeknownst to me,  I’ve had a real problem connecting and hearing from Him. I would pray and read my Bible daily, sing worship in the mornings and afternoons, and attend church services. Something just wasn’t working like it used to.   Through the…

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Do Something in the Meantime

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We are all looking for that “Aha!” moment, the one where God reveals His perfect direction for our individual lives. Whether it’s to be a deacon at the church, a writer for a ministry, or volunteer at a local shelter, it’s something we fervently pray for, or at least we should. But those special moments…

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Slow; Construction Ahead

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7:00 AM, your alarm goes off. You wake up and rub your eyes for a few seconds before hopping into the shower. Sometimes you are fully awake when that water hits you in the face, sometimes you are not. There’s just enough time from when your alarm goes off to when you sit in your…

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Unified in the Body of Christ

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Sometime during your Christian walk, you may have heard the Church as a whole referred to as “the Body of Christ” and not quite been sure what that meant. We get a few explanations of this analogy in Scripture, such as when Paul is explaining the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his letter to…

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5 Activities to Help Teach Your Young Child About Jesus

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It has been a long night, but it was worth it. You now sit in a hospital chair staring into the face of your newborn child as your wife rests from her labor. Fighting back tears is no longer a thought as you just take the moment to be consumed by the love you feel…

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The Fundamental Skill That Will Make You a Great Salesman

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We’re all aware of the salesman stereotype, particularly if you’ve had any involvement in sales. Pushy, arrogant, greedy, but mostly unhelpful. Which is particularly disheartening since this career is supposed to be centered around helping people. The standard image that comes to mind when someone says ‘salesman’ is the fat, balding guy in an old,…

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How to Passively Get People in Your Church

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There are many factors people can consider before deciding to try out a church for the first time. A person may be invited by a friend, they could see your website or Facebook page, they could happen to pass by your church, and the list goes on. Obviously hearing from a trusted friend is going…

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What is a Christian Man?

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    Over the centuries of human existence, society’s definition of manhood has shifted slightly back and forth. Men have been hunters, foragers, knights, farmers, soldiers, businessmen, and everything in between. While the primary factors of determining manliness have remained relatively the same, though, our culture has wavered on what manhood has looked like. It’s…

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