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Looking for Love?

It’s the Holidays and your single. Everywhere around you there are couples in love wearing cheerful sweaters and sipping hot chocolate and peppermint mocha’s. Couples are grouping up, getting married, having babies and pretty much living a life that leaves you feeling lonely and excluded. You are standing under the mistletoe, lips puckered, but with no one to kiss…

Your friends all tell you “Don’t get into a rush, you’ll find the ‘Right One’ soon…” but you expected “soon” to have happened years ago and so you have grown impatient and maybe even a little angry. Trust me. I know. At 35 I’m still single. I’ve had a lot of great relationships (and a few not-so-great) but for some reason (God) they never worked out. I tried various dating sites and participated in various singles groups at church, but here I am, still single – just where God wants me.

I think that as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate the freedom that being single provides, but more than that, I’ve learned to understand that there can be a joy in the anticipation of waiting. Immediate gratification starts to sour after a while and always getting what we want can really take the fun out of waiting for something great…

This Holiday season is the first year that I have heard of Advent. I’ve been a Christian for 30 years and very active in church and ministry and so how has this wonderful tradition escaped me? While attending The Village Church in Denton they showed us this great video. It is a “must-watch” this Holiday season.

Advent: God With Us from The Village Church on Vimeo.

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…

I love this video and how it repeatedly says that the Israelites “Waited”. They waited on a Savior, they waited on Jesus. They waited for this Messiah that was going to set them free from the curse of the law. Abraham and Sarah waited. Over and over in the Bible we see people waiting for the Lord and when they wait patiently, there is this great blessing. But what happens when we get impatient? What happened with Abraham, Sarah and Hagar? We try to come up with alternative solutions that circumvent God’s perfect plan for us and in the end it only leaves us miserable and in pain.

So this year I rejoice in knowing that the Lord has something great in store for me whether that is a single life which allows me much more freedom and flexibility or a wife (and kids?) that will allow for more challenges and opportunity to grow. Either way I’m complete in Jesus Christ. This year I’m not looking around for a woman to fill some Holiday void. There are no voids this season. This year I’m focused on Jesus, His birth and His ultimate gift and I wait patiently, but with much anticipation and joy, for his return.

Be blessed this Holiday Season!

-Eddie Renz

Eddie is an avid fan of Lord of the Rings, Adobe Software, Dr. Pepper and Apple products. He is the graphic and web designer for The Hub.

By |December 12th, 2011|Weekly Devos|3 Comments

Win a Kindle Fire!

We are warming up the Holiday’s by giving away 5 Kindle Fire’s!

Starting Monday November 14th thru Friday December 16th we will be giving away a Kindle Fire every Friday. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you love!

How do you win?

Follow Us on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook and make sure you have mobile notifications turned on.

We will be tweeting a winner every Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. CST. You will have 15 minutes to claim your Kindle Fire, if you don’t claim it, we pick another winner. We will keep tweeting winners until we get one and so you’ll want to be following us on your mobile phone so you can win!

Why Follow The Hub?

The Hub is your source for great Biblical Truth from today’s most popular Bible teachers: Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Tommy Nelson, John Piper & more!

We use Facebook and Twitter to communicate Free Bible Teaching, Amazing Study Specials and of course fun contests – but we also want to keep you updated on what is happening with our Real Marriage Tour 2012 featuring Mark Driscoll, behind the scenes photos, advanced previews of new books and other relevant news and updates.

How do I Mobile Follow on Twitter?

It’s easy. Just follow us @gotothehub on Twitter and then look for the small phone icon. Click on it and it will turn on mobile notifications. For detailed instructions click here.

Note: Void where Prohibited. Must be 18 years old to win with a valid shipping address. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value.

By |November 12th, 2011|Contest, Weekly Devos|0 Comments

Facebook and Twitter Contest

Help us Connect People to Truth!

Starting November 1st through December 1st we will be giving away a DVD Box Set of Matt Chandler’s extremely popular teaching series every Friday. We love to connect socially and share the truth of God’s word and you can help us by following us on Twitter and Liking us on Facebook.

How do I Win?

It’s so easy to win. “Like” The Hub on Facebook and then leave us your favorite quote by Matt Chandler on our wall on Monday – Wednesday or Follow Us on Twitter and write your favorite Matt Chandler quote with the hashtag #ChandlerQuote . We will pick a winner at random. One from Facebook and one from Twitter.

Rules for Winning

1. You must be 18 years old to win with a valid mailing address.
2. The prize cannot be redeemed for any cash value.
3. This contest is void where prohibited.

By |October 30th, 2011|Contest, Weekly Devos|5 Comments

Teaching by Tommy Nelson on Conflict, chapter by Mark Driscoll called Friends with Benefits & more.

Conflict is part of any healthy relationship. We are humans who were made unique and our differences can sometimes be a struggle. How do you conflict in a loving way with your spouse? Find out how in the full teaching session that will help you handle conflict with your mate.

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By |October 26th, 2011|Conflict, Weekly Devos|4 Comments

The Promised One Feedback

We love to hear from you. Let us know what you think about Nancy Guthrie’s series The Promised One.

By |October 23rd, 2011|Nancy Guthrie|0 Comments

Don't Waste Your Life – Free Teaching by John Piper

The Hub is pleased to offer this free teaching session of John Piper’s popular series Don’t Waste Your Life. You can view this study as well as 6 other great John Piper’s studies instantly via The Hub’s digital download service.

Give up lesser pursuits and make your life count for eternity. Ask the average person to sum up his or her ideal life, and you the American dream: College. Job. Marriage. House. Kids. Comfortable income. Cushy retirement. But God has designed us for far more than this. Rather than wasting life on lesser pursuits, the members of your church, ministry or small group can, with this high-impact resource, awaken to the soul-saving reality that “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

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By |October 3rd, 2011|Weekly Devos|2 Comments

Don't Waste Your Life – Free Teaching

By |September 30th, 2011|Free Teaching Tuesday, Weekly Devos|1 Comment

A Word from Mark Driscoll to Athens, GA Conference Attendees

We are so excited that you have decided to join us on October 8th at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. It is going to be a great investment of your time. Please post this video on your Facebook or forward to your small group, church, or anyone you might have been praying for to attend this event.


By |September 25th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Word from Mark Driscoll to Athens, GA Conference Attendees

Vintage Church Feedback

We love to hear what you have to say about our studies. If you have something to say about Mark Driscoll’s series “Vintage Church” then tell us!

By |August 30th, 2011|Vintage Church Feedback|4 Comments

When I Don't Desire God Feedback

We love to hear what you have to say about our studies. If you have something to say about John Piper’s series “When I Don’t Desire God” then tell us!

By |August 30th, 2011|Piper Feedback|0 Comments