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Posts by Madi McGraw

  • It's Time Sermon Series
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    It's Time Sermon Series

    Join us starting September 12 as we kick off a new sermon series called It's Time.

  • The Art of Comparison
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    The Art of Comparison

    Comparison is one of those words that immediately draws up this ugly feeling in our guts, right? We have all felt the rush of dissatisfaction with our own stories when we set them down next to someone else’s only to find them doing “better than” or maybe just “better off.” Whether it is a co-worker, a mentor, an influencer on social media, or even a dear friend that appears to be closer to where we want to be, or who we want to be, we have undoubtedly felt envy, pride, covetousness, and self-pity in the wake of Comparison.

  • Is your media consuming you?
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    Is your media consuming you?

    We live in a world that is absolutely saturated with media – like soggy bread. It’s a rare moment when we don’t have a screen either in our sight or within our reach, each one of us connected to all the content in the world. A nearly endless list of articles, videos, songs, social media posts, podcasts, pundits, and influencers are begging for your attention – did you know social media algorithms are literally set up to keep you in their platform for as long as possible? They will send you notifications when they have noticed a trend of your usage. Their technology is able to target you; it thinks like this: Madi is normally scrolling at 3:12 p.m. when she’s experiencing an afternoon energy lull, let’s target her with notifications since she is currently not scrolling.

  • Formed: IBC Blog
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    Formed: IBC Blog

    Formed is a platform that gives people a place to wrestle with topics they may tend to avoid and to grow and learn from one another. A tool used to help believers make their faith their own by providing different perspectives and stories while pointing to the gospel and the mission and vision of Irving Bible Church.

  • What is a church?
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    What is a church?

    Growing up in the Bible belt, these are all phrases that I heard people use in reference to the church, but what I personally struggled with was the purpose and role of the church in my own life. While I was told that I was part of the body, I felt like people didn’t really know me.