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Exploring the Heart of Restoration

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Matt Dabbs

Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy have been married 12 years and are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of Wineskins.org.

Homepage: http://mattdabbs.com

Holly AllenChair, InterGenerate ConferenceProfessor of Christian Ministries & Family ScienceLipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Throughout much of Christian history, the whole body of Christ, that is, all the generations, met together for ministry and worship as well as for most other gatherings; intergenerationality was the norm. However, in the last several decades, all but the smallest congregations have tended toseparate the generations regularly for learning,…

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Twice a year we focus on a particular section of scripture for a month. April’s theme is Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament. This is the foundation of Judaism and ultimately of Christianity as well. The more we get to know Torah, the closer we find ourselves to Jesus. Jesus read…

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I am convinced that God cares about what goes on with politics…not always so much about the politics themselves but about how His people engage in the process.

We cannot claim the political high ground while producing “acts of the flesh” (Gal 5:19-21) rather than the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5:22-26).

We cannot spew hate rather than show love and…

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Yes, we are going there. People say it is best to not talk about two things: politics and religion. What if we talk about both at the same time? Our reluctance to create an environment to discuss these things freely has hindered us in many ways.

Let’s prayerfully walk into March. Let’s be determined to listen well and give each other the benefit of…

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Most of the Christians I talk to don’t have too much trouble believing God loves them. They believe Jesus loves them. They may not be quite so certain about the Spirit!

God’s love for people is no secret. It isn’t a hidden or complicated doctrine. It is one of the most simple and beautiful things in all of Scripture.

God loves…

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Many of us grew up with the doctrine of God’s unconditional love for humanity AND the implied belief (never directly stated but could be inferred from other things that were said) that God is waiting for you to mess up so he can wack you.

Is it “Sinners in the hands of an angry God”? Or is it God’s unconditional love for humanity? Is…

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No matter what you are going through or what you have done in your life – you are loved.

No matter who you have disappointed or who approves you – you are loved.

If you’ve goofed up big time…more than 100 times…1000 times – you are loved.

In spite of what anyone else in your life has told…

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Here are all the resources Wineskins currently offers. All of these are accessible through the drop down menus. Please share what you find helpful with others:

Research

Wineskins Research Reports – Our goal is to do one study per year on various topics in churches of Christ. So far we have done a study on churches that implemented…

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There is a resource on our site that gets used every single day by people all around the world – our Curriculum. It is free to download and you are welcome to print, email/share it, etc however you like.

I want to share a number with you a number that makes me very happy.

135,000

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When we revamped Wineskins.org back in 2013 I had a vision for a few things that are just now coming to fruition and I want to let you know about them. I will be posting several articles this month that will inform you about the resources we have on the site. Much of it has gone underutilized and I have made it my goal in 2019 to…

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