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To pray is to open your heart to God’s refreshing air.

The BibleBegins with the fallOf humanity;Jesus with the callTo repent. Grace freely offers us the opportunity to repent and to walk in freedom from bondage to desires. We can accept or reject that offer. All around the world people find … Continue reading

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Guilt isn’t bondage. It’s a call to freedom!

Guilt isn’t bondage. Just the opposite. It shows you what’s holding you in bondage and is a guide to freedom. Guilt is a product of your own behavior. It’s not caused by other people’s opinions of your behavior. It’s better … Continue reading

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Christ-access–mud puddles or living water?

Access to religious information cannot compare to direct access to the living Jesus. Christians who deny the living Jesus direct access to their heart, miss the whole point of faith because biblical Christianity is about Christ-access; it’s not a Christ-bypass. … Continue reading

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Unconditional approval creates chaos

True love is unconditional, but when approval becomes unconditional, chaos ensues. God’s unconditional love is a call to unconditional character–to always do right. Think, live, and do right, unconditionally–even love your enemies. God loves us so much that He disapproves … Continue reading

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Compunction, grieving over sin, may be out of style, but it’s powerful

If you never see and grieve over your own sin, you never sense any need for God’s grace. Repentance requires sincere remorse and sorrow for our sins. That’s called compunction. Grace is the invitation to repentance, not a substitute for … Continue reading

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A repentant heart follows conscience, not whims

People who follow and obey the living Jesus experience ongoing, personal and spiritual growth in Christ-likeness. Christianity that fails to produce Christ-like character and behavior in its adherents falls far short of biblical Christianity. Where there is no Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Rethinking freedom — what is it?

Freedom includes the right to disagree with people’s ideas, statements, choices, and lifestyles. However, it doesn’t give us a right to mistreat people. When how things are described becomes more important than how things really are, deception sets in. None … Continue reading

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Beyond shame & guilt (without depending on denial)

Without remorse, regret, and repentance for our wrongful thoughts, rhetoric, and actions; our self-righteousness retains us in resistance to and rebellion against God and His call to right living. Meanwhile we reach out for mindless diversion in entertainment and/or superficial … Continue reading

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Bible Boldness — Shock Scripture of the Week (#1) “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” (2 Timothy 19)

Bible Boldness — Shock Scripture of the Week (#1) “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” (2 Timothy 19)

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The Top Ten Boldest Quotations From The Book Of Acts

Would you like to read some really bold statements?  The Book of Acts is full of them.  After reading through Acts 6 times in 3 months, I have picked out my The Top Ten Boldest Quotations From The Book Of … Continue reading

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