Authentic Community

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I love the church of Jesus Christ and desire that we would walk in the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ. There are many weaknesses and much immaturity in the church today, however, as there was 2,000 years ago (Revelation 2-3). We as the church, are constantly in a battle to overcome these weaknesses …

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Recently, a friend asked how I deal with anxiety concerning the issues of life. Immediately, a phrase came to my mind that I have sensed from the Lord in the past: “The only thing that stands between you and your transformation in Me is what you choose to do with your thoughts.” So I answered …

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Accessing Grace

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Imagine you are at the base of a large mountain with two options for traversing it to the land beyond. One way provides certain defeat and the other, inevitable failure. Knowing this, most would say that they would opt for the victory plan. Maybe they would, but my guess is otherwise based on the story …

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“Do not be sluggish, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12 It is common to consider “patience” as a passive term. For many, patience is synonymous with words like “waiting,” “long-suffering,” and “excruciating, painful torture.”  As one who is notoriously “bad” at the virtue of patience, when I …

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Ephesians 2:8 tells us that we are saved by grace through faith.  Though pretty much everyone who claims to be a Christian would agree that we are saved by grace, many hold to an understanding of what that means that is not in keeping with what Scripture teaches.  Here are five points that are imperative …

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