Tag Archives: Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Following Jesus means He’s leading us somewhere

I’ve written quite a bit lately about following Jesus and how that’s not necessarily the same thing as being a Christian, even a “Bible-believing” Christian. And, as I’ve said before, while following Jesus always leads to love and Christlikeness, historically, some of the

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Thoughts on freedom

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom (2 Cor.3:17). It was for freedom that Christ has set us free (Gal.5:1). God seems to put a high value on freedom. What is freedom? What does it look like? Freedom … Continue reading

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What if…

I have a continual dream…it’s a dream for myself, the local church I pastor, and for the body of Christ in general. Here are some random thoughts rolling around in my head right now… What if we actually decided to start believing God and everything … Continue reading

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Exuberant joy and laughter trumps crying for Jesus

Why does crying mean that God is touching hearts but laughter doesn’t? What’s wrong with this picture? The writer of Hebrews said that Jesus loved righteousness and hated evil and had “exultant joy and gladness” above and beyond His companions.” (Heb.1:9 AMP) And doesn’t it also say … Continue reading

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