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Mark Altrogge

  • The Key to Enduring to the Finish Line

    The author of Hebrews compares our Christian life to a race that requires endurance. You see, a race is all-out effort from start to finish. But how do we do this? By looking to our example.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 16,2014
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  • The Habit That Changed My Life

    I didn’t feel thankful. But I gave thanks out of sheer obedience to God’s word. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a habit that would change my life.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 9,2014
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  • 4 Ways to Live in a World That’s Crumbling

    The world is shaking. It’s passing away. But believers in Jesus need not fear or be depressed, for God has given us an unshakeable kingdom. Here’s how we can thrive in a crumbling world.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 2,2014
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  • The Unbelievable, Incomprehensible, Mind-Blowing Power Available to Us

    Paul prays that the saints would know “what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe."
    Mark Altrogge
    November 25,2014
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  • Someday It Will be Worth It

    No one in heaven will say, “Well, this is rather disappointing. Is this all I get for what I went through?” The sight of Jesus’ face alone will compensate more than a million times for every pain and heartbreak we go through now.
    Mark Altrogge
    November 18,2014
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  • The Hidden Work and Power of God’s Word

    Winter is coming. And I hate shoveling snow. But over the months as it lies on the ground and soaks into the earth, it has a hidden work and power. Just like God’s Word in our hearts.
    Mark Altrogge
    November 11,2014
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  • 12 Promises Every Parent Should Ask God to Fulfill

    God doesn’t guarantee he will automatically save our children, but gives us many promises to inspire us to pray and believe him to answer.
    Mark Altrogge
    November 4,2014
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  • 5 Benefits of Having a Challenging Teen

    What good can it possibly be to have a difficult child? Or a teen who struggles with sin? Or a child who rebels against you?
    Mark Altrogge
    October 28,2014
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  • 3 Things Jesus Tells Us about Worry

    Jesus knew the human heart and the temptations presented by the cares of this life. So he gave his disciples some excellent instruction on worry in Matthew 6.
    Mark Altrogge
    October 21,2014
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  • Share Your Troubles with Others. But Don’t Forget to Do This…

    I would not want anyone in our church to be fearful to talk about sad or painful things they are going through. But I also don’t want them to miss doing something important.
    Mark Altrogge
    October 14,2014
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  • When a Fellow Christian is Trapped in Sin

    Not only unbelievers, but believers can get tripped up by sin. Ensnared. Unable to break out easily. How should we react?
    Mark Altrogge
    October 7,2014
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  • The Secret to Loving Jesus

    God allows us to plunge deeply into sin. One of the reasons is so that when he does rescue us, we’re far more amazed and grateful than if we’d never sinned.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 30,2014
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  • 4 Ways Prayer Humbles Us

    Prayer is an act of weakness. When we pray we admit to God that we desperately need help. That we’re weak and needy and not in control of all things. That we are not self-sufficient.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 23,2014
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  • 8 Questions to Help Guard Your Heart

    We must pay attention to what is going into and coming out of our hearts. We must watch what we’re thinking. Here are eight questions we can ask ourselves to see how we are keeping our hearts.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 16,2014
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  • Really? ALL THINGS Without Grumbling? Really?

    Why does God give us this command? Isn’t it enough to be morally pure? Isn’t it enough not to curse and punch holes in the wall when required to do something unpleasant? What’s so bad about complaining or grumbling a little bit? Everybody does it.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 9,2014
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  • 12 Benefits of Afflictions

    God is the great artist who produces the ultimate masterpieces – sons and daughters in the likeness of his Son Jesus Christ. So he makes every stroke of the Master’s brush, every tap of the Sculptor’s chisel count.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 2,2014
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  • What the Arrows of Affliction Prepare Us For

    When someone’s been through something it makes their sympathy that much more powerful. When someone who’s never experienced a hard time like the one I’m in offers comfort, I appreciate it, but if someone who’s been through a similar experience encourages me it means so much more.
    Mark Altrogge
    August 26,2014
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  • Ever Wish You Could Grow Wings and Just Fly Away?

    There have been times I’ve felt like that. I’ve wished I could sprout wings and fly far away. But there’s really no escaping sadness and pain in this life.
    Mark Altrogge
    August 19,2014
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  • 5 Things Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean

    Forgiving others is clearly commanded by God, and deep down most believers want to, but it isn’t always easy, and lots of questions arise. So, here are five things that forgiveness doesn’t mean.
    Mark Altrogge
    August 12,2014
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  • 6 Critical Truths to Understand about Anger

    It’s very easy to slide into sinful anger, hatred, and bitterness. Here are some Biblical truths and principles that God has used to help me make progress in conquering my own sinful anger.
    Mark Altrogge
    August 5,2014
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