Racial Healing

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For the last several months on Tuesday mornings we’ve been praying for racial reconciliation at IHOP Atlanta. A recent Tuesday was no different as the young man leading the prayer meeting began to cry out to God, “Lord I ask that You end racism in Atlanta. Bring racial unity and racial healing. We’re asking, God, …

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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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You shall not take the name of The Lord your God in vain, for The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. -Exodus 20:7 I’ve always assumed the command to not take the name of God in vain meant to not say the words, “God” or “Jesus” or any other …

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Ever been to a wedding where the couple began their vows with “I promise to love you just enough so that our fights are minimized and so we can keep this thing going…Just enough so you won’t be mad at me… Just enough so that we stay married? ” Sounds like the start of a …

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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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Embracing the Mundane

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How much of life is made up of the routine, the mundane, the simple? What percentage of your day consists of the ordinary? 70? 80? All of it? If we were to hire someone to keep a running tab of your day… (sounds like quite the awe-inspiring prize) what would the patterns of your life …

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Love and Truth

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Eph 4:1415  but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, Truth and Love always go together. Biblically, we don’t find any room for truth devoid of love, nor do we find room for love devoid of truth. The two are woven …

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