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Kory Cunningham

Matthew

I want to introduce you to my friend Matthew, or Mateo if you are walking through his village, Chimborazo, located in the beautiful mountains of Jinotega, Nicaragua. My dad and I recently got to spend four days in Matthew’s living room, walking him through scripture and drinking mountain fresh coffee brewed by his wife Julia

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Kory Cunningham

New Year, New Plan, New You.

I always get giddy around New Years. There’s just something about January 1 that makes me believe my best is yet to come and next year is wide open for the taking. And in the process of goal setting and calendar planning, I always try to think through a strategic way to engage God through

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The Terrifying News of Santa Claus

I’ve been sick on the couch all day, so I’ve seen my share of Santa movies. No matter how hard you try, it’s impossible to avoid the big red guy this time of year. He is on every channel and hung up at every shop around town. Or course it’s pretty easy to understand why.

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The Lamb Who Stayed.

In Isaiah 53 there are two sheep. The first sheep is you and I, and this is what we did: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6) We are sheep who go astray. We know what is right yet

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When God became a Man.

At the heart of Christmas is a birth announcement. A baby boy is born, and this baby is the long awaited Messiah who has been promised from old. But who is this baby in a manger in Bethlehem? According to John, the baby born of the virgin is God who became a man. John starts

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Friday | Give Thanks as Worship

This week has been one of thanksgiving, and thanksgiving is one way we worship God.  Worship is giving worth to God and living in response to His great worth. The more we value God, the more we give thanks to God, and with our thanksgiving we worship Him. David commanded the people of Israel to

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Thursday | Thanksgiving on Mission

Could Thanksgiving Day be used to proclaim the gospel? In this portion of 1 Chronicles 16 David connects praising God and proclaiming God. Today around tables filled with turkey and dressing, you can do the same. Read 1 Chronicles 16:23-27: 23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth!     Tell of his salvation from day to day. 24 Declare

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Wednesday | Give Thanks for God’s PROVISION.

Israel had just returned from exile, and the Chronicler is reminding them of God’s provision in their life. He takes them back to the early days of Abraham and reminds them that it was God all along who kept Abraham safe and walking with Him. The point was for Israel to know that the only

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Tuesday | Give Thanks for God’s Promises

David wanted the people of Israel to give thanks to God for His promises. When is the last time you truly thanked God for the promises He has made to you through His word? Read the verses below from 1 Chronicles 16 and give thanks for God’s promises.  14 He is the Lord our God;     his judgments are

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Monday – Give Thanks in God’s Presence.

In light of Thanksgiving week, I’ll post FIVE ways to give thanks to God this week from 1 Chronicles 16. Here is the first. (Subscribe here so you don’t miss the next four)  In 1 Chronicles 16 David is calling the people of Israel to give thanks to God because the Ark of the Covenant

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Nicaragua Marriage Conference

Last week my wife and I got to travel to Nicaragua to host a marriage conference and retreat for 35 pastors and their wives at one of the nicest resorts in Nicaragua. Now I want to tell you the back story. I’ve been taking youth mission team to Nicaragua through Hardin Baptist Church for over

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Your Podcast is not Your Church.

“I missed you at worship this Sunday,” is a common phrase I say or text to people. It’s probably because I’m a pastor and I look at things like church attendance (and absence). In asking this question, I often hear this response, “but I listened to the podcast.” I love podcasts. In fact, my wife

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Give your kids your best, not your leftovers.

Walking down the long gravel road that splits our farm, with a cooler over my shoulder, I hear my kids yell in the distance, “Daddy is home!” As approach, all I can think about is how tired I am. I have been farming for the last 12 hours, and all I want to do is

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5 ways to still be human while using your smartphone.

Is your phone a piece of glass or a god? This question cuts deep because many of us know we have a problem with our smartphones. We are turning into screen zombies and losing our humanity in the process.  But is there a better way forward? Can we learn how to enjoy our smartphones as

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3 Rules I set for my phone.

When did we become obsessed with our phones? I can still remember my first phone. I was 16, and it was a Nokia with a whopping 30-minute calling plan. It also had the game Snake, which I did play from time to time. I can remember walking through a mall and seeing a sign advertising

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3 Tools for Untangling tough Verses.

Have you ever read a passage of scripture and thought, “What in the world does this mean?” If so you are in good company because even the Apostle Peter said that some of Paul’s writings are “hard to understand.” Because some passages are harder than others, I want to share three easy tools I use

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TODAY is the best day to start a One Year Bible.

Do you remember that time you started reading your newly purchased One Year Bible? You were excited that in just minutes a day you could read through the whole Bible in one year. That was January 1 (of some year), and you made it through Genesis and most of Exodus. But then those “missed days”

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Hiking Mt. LeConte with Crider & Finn.

As a dad of four, I want to make memories that will stick with my kids. Not necessarily all the details and places, but the memory of adventure and how much I loved spending time with them. This was one of those attempts. Monday – Adventure calls. Dinner by campfire at Elkmont Campground in the

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