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Archives for August 2018

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Actions speak louder

Words and speech can be cheap if they aren’t backed by action and truth. ...

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Seek the Source

Today’s passage circles back around diagnostically. If we feel no pity when faced with a brother or sister in need, something has gone wrong with our relationship with God....

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An Emotional Response

Compassion is the most important action in the face of need....

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Radical Generosity AND Beautiful Humility

As a church community, we are blessed to have some in our midst who have material possessions and others who are in need....

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Beyond Charity

We need help to move toward real love. Our love-compass is broken. It spins and spins in circles because the magnetic power of our own neediness overwhelms everything in our orbit. We need Jesus to settle us so that we can love....

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For Complete Joy

Proclaiming the good news about Jesus Christ completes our joy. It satisfies some need deep within us. It terrifies and blesses us. And it can change the world. ...

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For Fellowship

The purpose of proclamation is connection: connection with each other and, ultimately, with God. Fellowship. ...

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A relaxed reading of the text

Try letting the Holy Spirit guide your reading today...

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Person, not Idea

A co-opted Jesus is not Jesus. He doesn’t work for our political or philosophical schemes. He stands on his own feet. Mash him together with the rest of that and you’ll lose him altogether. ...

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The Real Deal

Jesus breathes new life into us as his love invites us to live with him in a larger, clearer, brighter world. ...

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What love looks like

The clearest picture of love isn’t buried in some corner of the future or hiding in some region of the present. You can see love as easily as you can see your own shadow … if you’ll look....

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