Category Archives: christian community

Why Jesus Wants To Mess With Your Life

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.     –Luke 16.13 Most … Continue reading

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Six Commandments For a Christ-Centered Marriage

• Remember that your spouse is one means of Grace by which God intends to transform you into His image. • You must not deal less graciously with your spouse than God does. God, in the face of sin, dignifies the offender and … Continue reading

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Dancing bunnies and bullets

“We behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you…For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you…was not Yes and No, … Continue reading

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One affliction to rule all others

“The God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction…For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” (From 2 Corinthians 1.1-7) In many cases, right here in the first world, … Continue reading

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Pray For People Who Pray

This Sunday I plan to teach our ‘Small Group Leaders’ Forum’ Sunday School class.  Our assigned topic is how to help our small groups grow as praying communities.  Prayer in small groups can be rich, rewarding, faith-building, and Jesus-glorifying.  It … Continue reading

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no patience for small gospels

A quote I ran across recently: This generation is simply unwilling to endure the credibility catastrophe of a gospel that does nothing in the face of massive human suffering. I hope this is true.  The rest of the article talked … Continue reading

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