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A Dignity Unspeakable

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will -Ephesians 1:5

Adoption follows hard upon the heels of election, and is another messenger of good tidings. 271 more words

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Good, Good Father

I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you’re pleased… 411 more words

Charlottesville and the Call to be Community in Christ

In light of the violent and tragic events that have occurred in Charlottesville, VA a dear friend asked me what can one person do “on a regular basis to fight racism and some of what’s going on in this country/world?” It is sad and frightening what is going on in our country and what we see happening in our world. 718 more words

Your Opinion of Yourself is Irrelevant

I had a long talk recently with a dear friend about just how inadequate I feel all the time. Later, as I was driving home listening to some worship music, I listened to Tom McConnell’s modern adaptation of Charles Wesley’s hymn “And Can It Be.” These lines really struck me, and I heard the Holy Spirit speaking some truth to me that I want to share. 701 more words

Everything that Hinders

“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.”

Hebrews 12:1

Christianity is simple. I’d say Christianity is mysteriously simple, and quite beautiful. 385 more words

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In, Of, Out, Huh?

I am a Bible believing Christian who constantly fails at completely living out the vision God has for me in that awesome book. It’s not easy to be ‘in’ the world, not ‘of’ the world, ‘out’ of the world but part of the world. 552 more words

Authentic Faith

Pastor Note #72 -- Dealing With the Dangers of Money

          “You know, you can make a lot of money as a hospital administrator,” the man had said to me.  It was during one of my summer breaks from college, and I was working as a nursing assistant at a local hospital.  1,225 more words

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