Category: Inspirational Insights

Burst Free From Your Bubble!

Story Time! Paul Going Over the Wall!

Some inspiring thoughts from a previous Journey attendee! "For the past several years I have had the privilege of working along with several other young people to bring the gospel to unchurched families in my city. We have a bus ministry and Sunday School that focuses on evangelizing children...

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A Call to Love


Today love is often displayed through gifts of chocolate, thoughtful cards, or flowers. While those may be valid expressions of our feelings toward another person, we cannot truly love others without understanding the love of God and receiving it from Him! Genuine love comes not from our own hearts...

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Expectations of How God Should Use Me


Wealthy, a heart for God, a strategic location—what a rare combination! Material prosperity gave him influence. Caravans passing by his trade route dwelling offered the potential to spread his message far and wide. His heart for God made him usable. What an ideal situation for serving God! “Go...

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Teaching Children Part 3: Object Lessons

Esther and Alissa using an orange as a fun object lesson

Good evening everybody! Tonight’s session on teaching children was a lot of fun. We learned practical tips about using object lessons from Alissa Christiansen and Esther Staddon from In the Gap. An object lesson uses common objects to teach spiritual truths in a way that is clear, interesting, and...

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Teaching Children Part 2: Stepping on Stage


Good morning! Our team gathered at 8:00 this morning for another great hour of training with Chad Christiansen from In the Gap! This morning we talked about getting comfortable with stepping out on stage! Pray before you start Be prepared Have a plan of what you intend to accomplish in...

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Teaching Children Part 1: Five Levels of Learning

Chad's two little girls sang for us :)

Hey everyone! This evening I’m blogging from a training weekend with Chad and Alissa Christiansen from In the Gap ministries. It’s being held here at the IBLP Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. Tonight’s session was on 5 Levels of Learning: Rote Learning – The student will have the ability to...

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How to Gain Victory Over Unclean Music


About four years ago due to a set of circumstances which were NOT Gods will my three older sisters left the home overnight, leaving the rest of my family (two younger sisters and one younger brother) and I in shock. We had never dreamed that anything like this would ever happen to us. We had always been...

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A Divine Encounter

Emily Schuurmans

Part of "bringing the Journey home" is sharing our faith in Christ with others. This is something most, if not all, of Journey Alumni feel burdened to do, yet many of us are not sure how to begin. However, as Philippians 2:15-16 says, we are not only to be shining as lights in this dark age,...

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Keep Your Word

“Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil” (Matthew 5:37). Studying this command this week convicted me of my need to keep my word, especially after I missed two conference calls I was supposed to attend!  Thank God for His mercy and grace! I’d...

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Testimony on Moral Freedom

Moral freedoms is God’s intention for all of us. It is the state where we live in love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self control. Of course, this state is only possible as our life is yielded to the control of God’s Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God is fused...

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