The Spirit and the cross correct all three ways we are tempted to make life about ourselves. Continue reading
How can we know God’s will for our lives? Continue reading
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All who care about reaching others with the goodnews of salvation must care about elentics Continue reading
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These eight blessings (which we call beatitudes) present a logical, interrelated sequence of the character qualities of normal Christianity. Continue reading
Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do? Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading
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Jesus Reinstates Peter!
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Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading
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What did Jesus mean “no one can be my disciple who does not give up all his possessions”? Continue reading
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We cannot be effective disciple-makers without understanding the characteristics of a true disciple. The five traits in this profile are based on Jesus’ own statements about true discipleship. Each one should help define the task of disciple-making. This is not … Continue reading