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3 Ways Bible Memorization Changed My Life

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Memorizing Scripture was a big part of my life growing up. And by “big”, I mean I committed a few thousand verses to memory while competing in a Bible Quizzing league in my late teens. It may sound crazy (it definitely seemed impossible to me when I started), but devoting entire books of the Bible to memory almost word-perfectly is possible. It just takes time and dedication. But you...

You Have Purpose—An Open Letter to the Tired Rebelutionary

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Dear fellow world-changer, Sometimes, doing hard things seems boring and insignificant. Like everything we do isn’t really helping anyone. How is hitting tennis balls making a difference? How is studying about chemical bonds and electron configurations helping the poor? How is sitting in my bedroom typing on my keyboard changing the world right now? The world is full of poverty and famine...

Run With Endurance—3 Spiritual Exercises to Get You Moving

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not a runner. When I raced with my friends as a kid, I always came in last. But in February 2019, I decided to start exercising again to build up my endurance. I was down on the treadmill every day, averaging around three thousand steps a day. Nothing was going to stop me. Later that month, we went on vacation and I got over ten thousand steps, three days in a row...

Teenager, It’s Time to Wake Up and Join the Battle

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If my generation woke up, we’d realize we’re being treated like babies. The world is coddling us with low expectations, stroking our flesh and rocking us into lethargy. We’re being spoon-fed the tasty lies that we don’t need to act. We don’t need to try. We don’t need to slap ourselves awake. God is saying something different. Jesus is demanding us to wake up (Matt. 24:42), sober up (1 Thess...

Is Jesus Really Worth Our All?

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Clutching the jar tightly, the woman stood in the doorway and looked into the room. Her heart beat furiously. Her eyes darted back and forth. The room was so full of men, most of whom knew her. She glanced behind her and considered retreating. Suddenly she saw him. Everything else vanished. None of it mattered. Rushing into the room, she fell trembling at his feet. Breaking her jar open, she...

Christian, You Need the Church

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Independence is championed in modern culture. Being self-sufficient is seen as the ultimate goal of success. We’re pushed to rely on ourselves and make decisions based on our own good and preservation. This has led to some major problems in life, because we were created by God for community. Consequently, I have noticed a general trend among young people. They’re searching for...

5 Reasons to be Thankful This Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving preparations, and the holidays approaching, it’s easy to get distracted and forget what Thanksgiving is all about. But as Christians, we should be even more intentional to live out the real meaning of Thanksgiving, since being thankful is an important part of having a healthy relationship with God. Everyone’s situation is different, and believe me, I know what a struggle it can...

My Friend Likes the Same Guy I Do, But I’m Not Jealous

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“And the thing is…I’m not jealous.” I’m pretty sure my friend’s jaw hit the floor as that sentence left my mouth. Why? Well, long story short, I’d just confessed to her that someone I‘m really close with has feelings for the same guy that I do. Yes, you read that right. I’m not jealous. That is so weird for me to say; because, believe me, if I had been in the same situation two months ago, I...

God Doesn’t Call Us To A Safe Faith

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“Don’t you know who is the King of the Beasts? Aslan is a lion—the Lion, the Great Lion.” “Ooh!” said Susan… “Is he—quite safe?” “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver…“Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” — The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe I think we often echo Susan, asking if our God is harmless. Because we would like a Coke...

Three Tips for Following Christ at a Secular College

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Excuse the generalization, but homeschooled kids like myself can have have really strong imaginations about the scary world of “school.”As we watch the Christian movies and hear the warnings of our Sunday school teachers, our minds get stuffed with ideas of all the persecution we could face.Well, after just three weeks as a dual-enrollment student at my local community college, I can tell you...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →

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