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Eating from the wrong tree

“What was Adam’s sin?” was the question that Mark Hendrickson asked us last Sunday. He was the guest speaker at our church. Besides being an author, worship leader, songwriter, instigator of grace, and founder of Dwelling Place ministries, Mark is … Continue reading

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Surrender Shift

“It’s the inside-outside, upside-down kingdom where you lose to gain and you die to live.” This is a lyric from Misty Edwards’ song, “Servant of All.” While we may give the thought of this a hearty “amen!”, do we understand … Continue reading

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Mercy always triumphs

I’ve been talking about heart language. We receive everything from God through the heart, and we’re to connect with others through the heart. Our minds are to be renewed in order to receive what our heart already knows. The problem … Continue reading

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Leaving legalism for Christ

One thing I’ve found in over 40 years with Jesus is that legalistic people never think they are legalistic. I know I didn’t, and still don’t, even though I still detect some residual legalism in my own life from time … Continue reading

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The power of grace

When we try to follow the Law and Christ, we’ve drifted away from the gospel, making it powerless. This is clearly Paul’s message in Galatians. In fact, he goes so far as to say they are cursed for doing so … Continue reading

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The (real) antidote to deception

I’ve said many times now, one of the reasons we need to train our souls for rest is because if we don’t, we end up running on the hamster wheel of trying to attain things we’ve already been given as … Continue reading

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Everything starts from rest

God’s days start in the evening: “So the evening and the morning were the first day.” (Gen.1:5) The Jewish Sabbath starts on Friday evening, when all the duties of the day are finished. God starts everything He does from a … Continue reading

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Removing the veil

The “veil” is our vain imaginations that keep us separated from God. It blinds us from seeing Him and seeing ourselves rightly in Him. It’s the religious construct we’ve invented that keeps us on its hamster wheel, trying to attain … Continue reading

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The Trinitarian God – Part Seven

The following from Jesuit, Karl Rahner, is a sad commentary on the Western church today. He said, “We must be willing to admit that, should the doctrine of the Trinity have to be dropped as false, the major part of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Two

Jesus’ first message was “The time has come, and God’s kingdom is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Good News.” (Mark 1:15 GV *) The time had come for the “Kingdom of the heavens” (as Matthew puts … Continue reading

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