Category Archives: Faith

Fear can go to hell (shame can go there too)

There’s a Chinese curse that says, may you live in interesting times. And it seems we have “interesting” in spades this year! We’ve just officially entered into possibly the weirdest, most non-connecting holiday season of our lives (if our governing … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Immune System

As we navigate our lives through a most unusual and stress-filled year, it’s good to take time to focus in on what’s most important for a healthy and vibrant life. We may be sheltering in place to keep ourselves safe … Continue reading

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How to keep a vibrant faith

How do we live a consistent vibrant faith? To be vibrant means to be full of energy and enthusiasm. The etymology for the word, enthusiasm, is instructive. It’s directly from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos, meaning: “divine inspiration”…from enthousiazein … Continue reading

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Walking out our redemption

Graham Cooke said, “We’re saved once, but we get redeemed from our old ways every single day! We’re learning how to be a new creation.” This is critically important to understand if we’re going to walk in what God intends … Continue reading

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Turning traps into triumphs in Christ

I want to continue where I left off last time about how we can thrive during troubling times. We should understand, first and foremost, that God has appointed us to live a fruitful life, and that our fruit should remain … Continue reading

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Overcoming in troubled times

We win. I thought I should start with that reminder. It’s important that we remember this every day, especially in a crazy year like 2020! When all hell breaks loose around us, we need to remember that heaven is for … Continue reading

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Pursue doing what is beautiful

It’s a major understatement to say 2020 is a unique year. The cultural atmosphere is full of fear of the present and anxiety over the future. But it’s not unique or scary for Jesus’ Church. Actually, this is rather mild … Continue reading

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Keys to developing eyes of faith

Experiencing heavenly places in Christ is the most fundamental function of being a Christian. This is our inheritance! This is what Christ died for, so that we could enjoy the same relationship with the Father He has had from eternity … Continue reading

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Following Christ is living from another realm

When my heart belongs to another realm, it won’t be pulled back into what I left behind when I decided to follow Christ, for it is the seat of our affections that determine the course our life will take (Prov.4:23). … Continue reading

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Heart and head matters

If the goal is that we grow up into Christ (Eph.4:15), which it is, then we’re going to need to re-form our hearts as well as our heads. These are both critical components for training our soul to live from … Continue reading

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