Tag Archives: True Christianity

3 characteristics of true Christians

If we compromise on #’s 2 & 3, we’ll cut the power line to # 1. Spiritual growth should deepen our commitments to #’s 2 & 3. Without this we will not experience # 1. Continue reading

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Still amazed by grace

It’s impossible to grow closer to God in a way that decreases your awareness of how much you need “an advocate with the Father” who is “the atoning sacrifice for our sins”? (I John 2:1-2). Continue reading

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Subversive Gospel-centered Communities

The gospel will lead us to live in humble, loving, truth-telling communities of mutual affection and honor. Continue reading

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Seven false brands of Christianity

a great list for helping Church members evaluate the ways they approach Christianity and the life of the Church: Continue reading

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