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Grace Identity

  Am I enough? This nagging question can cause us to soul search – but is it the right question? Self analysis helps in accessing our goals, but not in interpretation of all the facts. The trifecta of shame, guilt and fear cause us to be fragmented, resulting in a...

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Jesus and Our Feet

It’s easy for us to imagine Jesus looking down from Heaven upon us. As Christians, we believe that He ascended through the clouds to take His place at the right hand of the Father on high. “Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool …” so we read in...

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True Greatness

Greatness in the Kingdom of God is void of self. As believers, we simply take God at His Word, receive Grace to let Him be and do all that He wants to be and do in us and through us. We both sit at the table of Truth with Him,...

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Finding the Way to Forgiveness

Joseph was a man done wrong. His brothers, in a fit of jealousy, threw him into a pit. He was Daddy Jacob’s favorite and these men were tired of him, and the fancy coat of many colors he had been given to wear. To make matters worse, this young man...

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Our Horse, His Reins

I’ve never ridden a horse. And I don’t intend to get on one anytime soon. In fact, I often joke about saving my first horseback ride for the return of Christ. If I read the Scriptures rightly, the elect of God shall be gathered from the corners of Heaven and...

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Living Sacrifice, Reasonable Service

“Present your bodies as a living sacrifice. …” Paul wrote this statement in his letter to the Romans. He called this “holy, acceptable, and reasonable service.” How are we to serve the Lord? This great missionary and theological mind told readers that it starts with the body. A statement such...

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Tell Yourself the Truth

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. The Lord upholds us with His hand. These are statements of faith and trust. These come from Psalm 37, which sits among the poetry and hymnody God supplied for us. He gave these words to us through a variety...

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Common Sense

Common sense can cure some depression but folks who renege at receiving God’s grace may be the source of their own problem. Common sense often requires no spiritual insight, and unchristian men and women may handle their depression by simple coping. They understand things like “no sense crying over spilled...

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The Weapons of the Shepherd

A staff, a sling and a bag – these were the things that David brought to the field of battle. These tools of the shepherd represented his only weapons. Bellowing out threats and curses across the valley was the Philistine giant, Goliath of Gath. For forty days, this beast stomped...

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The Last Are First

The last shall be first. Jesus wanted His disciples to get this principle into their hearts. It wasn’t an easy task. The top dogs, the big wigs, the bosses, and the rulers, and the chiefs – these were and are the people of status and prestige. And those following Jesus,...

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