Category Archives: Unity

A closer look at Colossians 3:11-14

Among those who have been forgiven through Jesus Christ, a new identity has been formed — one that overcomes differences that separate people from each other. Our new identity also transforms the way we relate to and respond to other people. Continue reading

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Unfortunate debate over Romans 9-11

I wrote this because of the temptation to focus so much on debated doctrines in Romans 9-11 that we miss the need to humbly worship the God who is revealed so amazingly in these chapters. 

I also see an urgency to place the chapters in the larger context of… Continue reading

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Understanding Forgiveness

20 resources to help us understand and work through forgiveness. Continue reading

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God’s solution for destructive relationships

Is there a spiritual solution to destructive relationships? Continue reading

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Tempted to gloat?

Do we secretly relish bad news about others? Conquer the ugly temptation to gloat. Continue reading

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Social cannibals on the hunt

Like hungry cannibals savoring the flesh of another person, social cannibals have an appetite for the problems, difficulties, and failures of others. It’s dangerous being in their company because you might end up in their pot. Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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3 things to remember before condemning another

These three warnings take the conversation to the highest possible level. Continue reading

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Overly concerned about offending others

Are we too quick to assume we’re in the wrong when we offend others?  Is there a way to know which plants have not been planted by the Heavenly Father? Continue reading

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A great covenant for family and Church

Use this relationship covenant in your family, small group, or Church. Continue reading

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