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Cover-to-Cover

Reading an average of 3 chapters a day results in reading through the entire Bible in one year! Cover-to-Cover is an annual Bible reading plan with commentary on the daily reading.
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Why Do We Pray

Throughout our lives we may experience love, joy, pain, disappointment, rejection, peace, confusion and sometimes even being overwhelmed, but through it all, the Lord encourages us to keep fellowship with Him, and to pray.  In Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) it reads, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God...

Around The Bend

Jeff Gaura leads high adventure travel tours around the world and coaches and competes on Team USA in the sport of duathlon.  But even professional athletes can’t always predict what’s around the bend.  Gaura was given a second chance to live after plummeting 31 feet over a bridge! On the...

As Happy As You Want to Be

Have you ever wondered, “Will I ever be happy?”  John 15:11 says, “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” We’ve got His joy on the inside of us. It’s not dependent on anything on the outside,...

You Are More Than What You Do

2020 was the hardest year of my life and it had nothing to do with a virus. As we entered our 25th year of marriage, I knew my husband, Chad, was going through some challenges. He had always been a bi-vocational minister but had stepped down from his role as...

The Season To Lead

Leadership is a topic I shied away from for many years, although I’ve held various leadership roles throughout my life. From roles in corporate America to church, I never viewed myself as a “leader”, although I’ve held the position with its responsibilities. I believe my dilemma with accepting the title...

Peace That Sustains

LAX was crowded. There were people everywhere rushing to and fro. I had my 7-month-old baby strapped to my body and all of my earthly possessions were sitting at my feet in 2 checked bags, a carry-on, and a backpack.  I had never been out of the country before. This...

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The End is in Sight

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 We are living in a time when the Gospel has gone farther than...

7 Hebrew Words For Praise

Yadah, 3034 Towdah, 8426 Halal, 1984 Shabach, 7623 Tehillah, 8416 Zamar, 2167 Barak, 1288 Hilluwl, 1974 Mahalal, 4110 Praise is an expression from our hearts to our Father about our love for Him. It is an expression of our choice of surrender to be in relationship with Him. Praise is...

Spiritual Songs

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 In the Old Testament there is a Hebrew word for singing praise, tehillah. Several times...

A Now Anointing for a New Song

“He has put a new song in my mouth- praise to our God. Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3 As I was studying the Hebrew word for praise, tehillah, I noticed several verses that mentioned singing a new song. Psalm 149:1 says,...

Power of a Song

“But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3 Tehillah is a Hebrew word that means to sing a song or hymn, singing praise to someone who is being celebrated or praised. The word “psalm,” is tehillah. Psalms, the Bible book, is Tehillim, literally the Book of...

Bless God

“Bless the Lord, o my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” Psalm 103:1 Like the English language, in the Hebrew language there can be more than one meaning to a word. The Hebrew word for praise, barak, means “to kneel before the Lord, to bow,”...

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May 18

John 6:41-71 Starting in verse 41, we continue to see Jesus speaking about Himself as the bread of life. He speaks of eating His flesh and drinking His blood – well, you can imagine the response. A man seems to be talking about cannilbalism to them, a disgusting suggestion of...

May 17

John 6:22-40 The next day the people came looking for him, noticing there was only one boat and Jesus had not gotten on it. They asked when he got to the other side, obviously perplexed about it. However, the reason they were seeking Jesus was not because of the miracle...

May 16

John 6:1-21 When Jesus fed the multitude, which if women and children were present would be over twenty thousand people, He gave thanks for the food He had. We also should be thankful for what is in our hand, and then by faith believe God will do whatever He has...

May 15

John 5:24-47 Jesus is continuing a conversation to religious Jews about the relationship between the Father and Himself, the Son. In verses 38-39, Jesus speaks about their study of Scripture, but how they have failed to allow the Word to penetrate their hearts. If the Word was in them, then...

May 14

John 5:1-24 The Jews went to Jerusalem for a feast. We are not sure which feast it was. There were two parts to the pool of Bethesda, located outside the temple, now known as the double pool at the Church of St. Anne. The pools were mikvehs (gathering of waters),...

May 13

John 4:31-54 In verses 31-38, Jesus is speaking along the lines of “doing the will of Him who sent Me.” In the same way we rely on food to satisfy a natural appetite, reliant faith that goes to the point of taking action will satisfy a spiritual appetite. Christ’s love...

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HELPING Church Planters Thrive

with decades of International Church Planting Experience

For almost 20 years, Jerry and Melanie Stone and their team have supported church planters worldwide with practical tools and actionable guidance, resulting in hundreds of successful church plants on almost every continent worldwide.
We have found that success is more likely when church planters have someone to talk to, share their struggles, and feel safe to ask tough questions.

From one-on-one coaching, group training, on-site workshops, and free online resources, we endeavor to meet every need church planters and pastors encounter, all backed by decades of actual, hands-on ministry experience.