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Working Together for God's Glory

They consecrated the wall…Nehemiah 3:1b NASB

When we first read through chapter three it seems pretty dry, doesn’t it? There are lists of names and assignments.

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Who is the Old Self?

Ephesians 4:22 How can we be delivered from the corrupted old self?  Who is the old self anyway?  Listen as we continue in this series, “A Call to be Different, ” as Pastor Ron Lewis teaches us. 42 more words

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The Toolbox

 God is the Master builder of our lives. We may help a bit, but He is the one who brings us the tools.

When I was in the Marine Corps many years ago, I remember a saying we had: the right tool for the job is the tool that does the job. 1,466 more words

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Laying Brick with Mortar and Prayer

“Pray as if everything depends on God, then work as if everything depends on you.”  –Martin Luther

We should never ask God to use us then make ourselves unavailable.

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What is Sanctification?

In today’s church there seems to be a misunderstanding of what sanctification is. I’ve seen plenty debates within the Reformed and Lutheran communities regarding this subject, but it seems to me that we’re not quite looking at the right perspective. 2,272 more words

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Growth in Grace 18----Summary Applications

In this series I have been writing about what I called the Bible’s most systematic and detailed call to growth in grace. It is found in 2 Peter 1:5-7, “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.” In this blog it is my purpose to set before you first a summary illustration and then five summary applications of these verses. 129 more words

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Growth in Grace 17--Brotherly Kindness Must Be Supplied with Love 2

We are considering 2 Peter 1:7 and its teaching that brotherly kindness (or love) must be supplied with love. In expounding this text I am answering three questions. 41 more words

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