Walking With God

              First John 1:3 reveals that a relational transformation occurs when we trust in Jesus as the saving word of life sent from the Father to redeem us. Such faith brings us into fellowship with other believers and also brings us into a new fellowship with the Father and his Son Jesus. When we…

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Godly Leadership

What is leadership? Well, definitions abound, but in general, we see that leadership is about influencing people and taking them, the organization, or the processes from one place to a different place for a designated purpose. Leadership skills are important to every area of life and without leadership we tend to stay stuck in one…

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The Time Between (Part 2)

In part one of The Time Between we discussed the first reason that God leaves His children here on the earth- to share the Good News. Let’s briefly take a look, then, at the second purpose for the Time Between- suffering.   It’s a topic we don’t often like to talk about because, frankly, it’s unpleasant. However,…

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The Time Between

There is a powerful truth that every human being knows for certain, regardless of age, race, religion, education, or economic class. This truth is eerily personal: One day…I will die. Because of sin, death has roamed our world freely, finding every human being since the dawn of time. For the believer, however, Jesus offers a genuine hope. In the…

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The Morality Molecule

“We love because he first loved us.”  1 John 4:19 I recently read an article about oxytocin.  This is a neurochemical that researchers are beginning to claim is the basis for morality in human beings.  Numerous tests have been done measuring oxytocin levels in different circumstances.  These tests indicate that when an individual feels greatly…

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Ministry in the New Covenant

One of my favorite passages in all the Bible is found in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. As an aspiring missionary, Paul’s words from 2:14-6:13 speak mighty volumes to me. This section of Scripture provides a unique glimpse into the motivation and passion behind Paul’s apostolic ministry under the new covenant of Jesus Christ. I’m not sure if…

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Confrontational Love

Matthew 18:15–20 presents a beautiful, but highly misunderstood, aspect of Christian community.  This text will not likely be preached in a church growth seminar.  It is not considered culturally practical or acceptable, but if the Bible is to be the guide for the church, then it is a passage that we must submit our lives…

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