Don’t Waste Your Singleness

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Today is Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate the powerful emotion called love. People spend over $14 billion each year to celebrate the holiday with that “special someone” by making dinner, writing poems, sending cards, dressing up, calling loved ones, and buying flowers, chocolate, or overstuffed animals.

But what about those of us who are single? Should Valentine’s Day (or Singles Awareness Day as some jokingly call it) be a sad, depressing, or anxious day? Not at all! In fact, it’s a unique and exciting stage in your life. Many single people waste their singleness moping around, worrying about finding a boyfriend/girlfriend, or trying to impress those around them. Rarely do people define themselves by their singleness. It’s odd that our culture seems to place marital statuses into a hierarchy that places marriage as higher up than singleness. In contrast, singleness has its perks like flexibility, fewer financial commitments, & spontaneity.

Here are several ways you can avoid wasting your singleness:         Read more of this post

Nicodemus: A Night and Day Difference

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This blog post was adapted from a sermon that I gave at the Harvard Avenue Student Ministry youth group on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

How many times is Nicodemus mentioned in the Bible?

We all know about the passage with him coming to Jesus to talk about salvation in John 3. We think of him as a guy afraid to come to Jesus during the day for fear of what it might cost him. Many know about his struggle to understand the meaning of what it is to be born again: “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” (John 3:4 ESV).

What happened to Nicodemus after that night? It’s easy to forget that Read more of this post

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