Three wonderful truths about the Atonement

?????????Do we really understand the significance of the Atonement of Christ? Do we understand all the benefits of this great salvation?

There are three wonderful truths about the atoning work of Jesus Christ that I want to briefly look at here.

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Do you know where your mansion is?

????????As we approach Easter, I would like to talk about a popular sentiment in our Western evangelical imaginations.

And I will start with a question…

Is Jesus preparing you a mansion in glory for when you die and go to heaven? Or, was He referring to something else?

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Just love them

JustLoveThemBesides being beautiful, my wife, Maureen, is brilliant. She’s a great writer and I’ve been trying to coax her to write a few post here.

Right now, she’s up to her neck in kindergarteners and grade schoolers in an after-school art project, so I thought I would transcribe something she said about relationships and love during our worship service last Sunday that was particularly good. I’ve also included an audio recording here.

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Our misguided war on the world

MakingtheWorldBehaveI find it interesting how we want the world to behave, as if this is doing what Jesus did…or what His New Testament followers did, for that matter.

Here’s my question about this activity…how’s that working for us?
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Quotes: on love

I just got back from a leader’s conference that was totally revitalizing and prophetically confirming, so I thought I would get back into the swing of things with some quotes on the most important subject in the world–love. Enjoy!  Continue reading

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A Safe Place

Safe_PlaceIf people cannot find unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness and healing in a local church, where will they find it?

This is another post inspired from our service last Sunday. We have people give testimonies about God’s goodness in their lives every Sunday. This one is from a lady named Jane who started coming to our church last Mother’s Day. I’ve included the recording here so you hear it for yourself. Continue reading

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BecomingI want to continue with the theme that I started with “Just who do you see in the mirror?” But it doesn’t come from me, but from one of our worship leaders, Levi Blackburn.

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