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For those who have the honor of communicating the truths within God’s word should do so with a full awareness of the importance of this role. The Bible says that God has called some to specifically focus on equipping the saints for the work of service. So, we’re not just out here preaching our own deal, we’re on a mission from Jesus to care for and prepare His people. Jesus said to Peter, “if you love me, feed my sheep”. Jesus intentionally brought us to point of focus that we as preachers are shepherds that see our messages as feeding, caring for and preparing those we’ve been entrusted with. You’re aren’t preaching to an audience, you’re feeding the Church, the sheep.
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I have found that there are two extreme responses to anxiety with Christian circles, and if you don’t know by now – extremes don’t work. Extremes are easy, but not effective. There’s a ditch on either side of this narrow road towards peace, and before we jump into this journey, let’s try to find balance. 


The first extreme reaction that I have witnessed amongst Christians would be – feeling ashamed. I have met countless Christians who are too ashamed to admit they’re anxious and are so guilt-ridden that they deny that they’re struggling with anxiety, and they hide it. This is toxic because God cannot possibly heal the areas of our lives that we hide from Him and others. Also, the first step towards healing is being honest with yourself and admitting there’s an issue. Let me remind you that there is no condemnation in Christ and Satan will use guilt to keep you silent and stuck. There’s no need to be ashamed.

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Generation Z is the world’s current generation of teens and young adults. There are differing estimates as to when Millennials left off and Gen Z began, but most researchers place the birth years between 1995-2012, making the oldest Gen Zer about age 25 and the youngest about age 8. Research on this cohort of young people shows that they are not just Millennials 2.0. Each generation is shaped by unique circumstances and influences that help form their generational hallmarks.
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