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A Prayer for the Future

Category: Prayer

Jesus,   We will taste death, for sure—many new deaths that we can only imagine now—but let us be quick to submit to them, as you were, remembering that sin will die and the Spirit will live in us, establishing us in grace, so that we cannot be moved from your presence and...

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Tags: death, prayer, future, grace, spirit, jesus, sin, glory, eternal life

Let Me Tell You about My Security

Category: Kingdom Living, Repentance, Money

Last time I went home (to my parents' home), a family friend asked me if I was having a hard time making ends meet. The question puzzled me. I’m not sure how to respond, I told them, because sometimes the ends meet, and sometimes they don’t, but I never feel like I’m having a...

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A Deluge of Love

Category: Biblical Truth, Glory of God

The Apostle tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8). And therefore seeing he is an infinite Being, it follows that he is an infinite fountain of love. Seeing he is an all-sufficient Being, it follows that he is a full and overflowing and an inexhaustible fountain of love. Seeing he is an...

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Tags: god, love, heaven, infinite

Grace and Faith in Disciplemaking

Category: Disciple-Making

I've been wrestling thinking a bit more about faith lately. We spend the majority of our time talking about and celebrating the grace that is ours in Jesus. We talk about the flow of the gospel - Who God Is, What He's Done, Who We Are, and How We Live - and the danger of reversing the flow. And...

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I Didn't Change Myself

Category: Gospel Fluency, Repentance

When I first took hold of Jesus and promised myself I would never let go, I realized that everything would have to be different. I didn’t know how, but I had to run toward him forever. From my perspective at the time, it meant I had to trust my grip on him. I had to pursue Jesus, and the...

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Genesis 1 Proclaims the Gospel

Category: Biblical Truth, Worship

The radical nature of Genesis 1 can be seen most clearly by comparison to other ancient cosmologies (stories of how the world came to be). In these myths, the gods were fickle and capricious, and through elaborate cultic practices, including blood offerings and temple prostitution, ancient...

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Tags: genesis, creation, blessing, gods, cosmologies

Genesis: Why are we here?

Category: Biblical Truth

Why are we here? It’s a question we all at least ask at some point even if we don’t lose sleep wrestling with it. The answer found in the first chapter of Genesis is beautiful in its simplicity. Ours is a God so intent on loving and blessing that he created us in order to invite us...

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Tags: creation, creator, love, blessing, earn, worth

Coming Out

Category: Gospel Identity, Repentance

Most of my life I hunkered away in caves, hid beneath covers in midday, and tried to clear the blemishes on my soul whose acidic oozing wore away the only parts of me I liked. Afraid to let the sun see them, knowing that revelation would make it impossible for me to ever love myself again. I...

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Genesis 1 Recap

Category: Biblical Truth, Story, Worship

The whole Bible, from beginning to end, speaks of the goodness, greatness, and glory of God, and lifts our eyes from our little kingdoms to see the glorious way in which the creator has made this world as his temple, that we might know him and be known by him, and offer every moment of our lives...

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Tags: genesis, creation, story

A Prayer for Relationships

Category: Prayer, Kingdom Living, Repentance

From time to time I grow cynical about my relationships. They begin to look like death traps, and I find myself grasping for the tools of redemption only to find that there are none available to me. Dating intensifies those fears in my heart. What if I marry this person and we find ourselves...

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