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Required

God is not a cosmic abstract or blank canvas to project self-centered notions onto. He has specific characteristics and has revealed Himself to us (through the Person of Christ, and His Word). However, we can easily find ourselves drifting toward … Continue reading

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Conformity

The pressure to conform is part of life. Even within church circles, there are those who position themselves as the guardians of all things “acceptable”. Jesus spoke of such people, and one of His statements about them was this: “Beware … Continue reading

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Being

One of the biggest struggles in the life of faith is the pressure to “do”. Whether it’s spoken, unspoken, self-imposed, or “others-imposed”, the expectation to be “doing” something for Christ can distract from the powerful reality of “being” something in … Continue reading

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Know

What do you know to be true? In John chapter 9 a man born blind is miraculously healed by Jesus. Afterwards, the Jewish leadership verbally attacked the man and his story; questioning his integrity and disassociating him from the synagogue. … Continue reading

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Free

Cultural shifts often promise new liberty, but only deliver old bondage in new ways. There’s only one form of true personal liberty; “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My … Continue reading

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Discernment

Godly discernment looks beyond the obvious. “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” – John 7:24 NKJV When Jesus spoke those words, He was being accused of blaspheming Jewish law. Obviously, Jesus knew the Law given … Continue reading

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Wisdom 20.29

“The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” – Proverbs 20:29 HCSB How a society views its elder population reveals much of its spiritual condition. May we in the church … Continue reading

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