Morning Brew 01/07/13

Why We Need More Churches in Small Towns – Being an aspiring church planter myself, and having friends planting churches in rural areas, my prayer is that more people will plant in the city as well as start church planting movements in the rural areas of our cities and states, as well.  Fantastic article on why we need more churches in rural areas.

Get To Know Yourself: Have People Over – Brent Thomas, from Church of the Cross in Phoenix, talks about the command of hospitality.  I couldn’t agree more and few have put it better than he does in this short article.  Do we look at our house as our refuge or do we look to Jesus as our refuge?

8 Ways to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse – Our sexualized culture has led to a large amount of sexual abuse, and should be a concern that every parent addresses with their children.  Lindsay Holcomb has some great, easily practiced tips for preventing the sexual abuse of your children.  Parents, this is a must to have these types of discussions with your kids.

Jesus Was A Dirty God – “He was grittier, and a lot more like us than maybe we believe, and that’s one of the reasons why so many thousands of people followed him so quickly. They could relate to him.”

Cat Detained in Brazilian Prison – Just watch the video.  Truth is stranger than fiction

Quick Take: Packers at 49ers – One thing you can be absolutely sure of in this coming weekend’s game between the Packers and 49ers is that it will be quite a game.  I remember some the great match-ups between these two teams in the playoffs and they are always good.

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