Tag Archives: Christian Challenge

The God Who Sees

Hagar. Ring a bell? Probably not. In the grand arc of the Old Testament story of God’s people she is little more than a footnote. Maybe it’s time to fix that, though, because the story of Hagar is rich with … Continue reading

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Common Notes 10.11.16

This week at Common Ground we looked at Ephesians 4:1-16. What we saw was a that by paying attention to how we live, and remembering and relying on His presence in our lives, we will as individuals be better able … Continue reading

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Collegiate Week 16

In case you missed it, last week was Collegiate Week. Around 1600 students ascended to Glorieta, New Mexico for an amazing time of worship, teaching, fellowship and fun. Timothy Ateek from Breakaway Ministries in Texas was the keynote speaker. His … Continue reading

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Common Notes 4.12.16

Last week at Common Ground we glanced a the life of the prophet Elijah, who was quite an amazing guy. He performs miracles, speaks with angels and ultimately rides to heaven on a chariot of fire. What a way to … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Memphis Final

Okay, so, first, an apology for the sketchy pictures from the first few posts. Street Reach had problems with their internet all week, so we were relegated to updating the blog from a phone. You can check out all of … Continue reading

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NoonDay Cafe Devo 3.2.16

Jason Taylor, Youth and Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church in Joplin, brought the devo at today’s NoonDay lunch at the BSU from Mark 9:1-8. Here’s a summary of his message: There was a time, scripture tells us, when Jesus … Continue reading

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Recent Events

Just a quick update on recent events… Thursday, February 25 was Collegiate Day of Prayer. CDOP is a nationwide effort to simply get people praying for college students around the county. This year the BSU took part by simply asking … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.22.16

On Tuesday night we took a look at Hosea: a minor prophet with a major message. This guy lived in the 8th century B.C. during a time when Israel had rather openly turned its back to God and was following … Continue reading

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NoonDay Cafe Devo 11.11.15

Mark 6:30-44 is almost always titled for the miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000, but why should that matter to you? Here’s one plausible explanation… Ever feel overwhelmed? Stressed out? Harassed by the demands of school, work, family, friends and life … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: Final Thoughts From Phoenix

To close out our Spring Break mission, we posted a photo album on our Facebook page and include here a few final thoughts from the students who participated on the trip. Huge thank you to Hoffmantown Church for putting us … Continue reading

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