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God, Help Me to Be Weird

Weird Book by Craig Groeschel

I've just finished reading the weirdest book I've ever read - Weird by Craig Groeschel... and I'm glad I did. I don't ever want to be normal again. As Craig puts it, "normal isn't working." We've used various terms for the kind of lifestyle Groeschel is calling us to live - sanctified, set apart, separated, …

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My Great Eager Expectation for My Life

A few days ago, I quoted Paul from Philippians 1 as essentially saying, "live or die... I'm good either way." This doesn't simply mean being ready to die, it also means being ready to live. Paul also said in the same breath, For I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that causes …

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A Video for Every Man – Slow Fade

"People never crumble in a day. It's a slow fade." ~ Casting Crowns How true! Failures of a spiritual or moral nature happen as we chip away at our own integrity, as Satan gains one little foothold after another, and as sin creeps up behind us. It happens little by little. Everybody, but especially ever …

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The Power of a Holy Life (Part 2)

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The Power of a Holy Life (Part 1)

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Striving for Holiness

I'll just try harder. That's the mentality of most people who are trying to be good Christians. "Well, I tried and I blew it, so I'll just try harder." The problem is that God resists the proud, so the more you think you can handle sin and temptation on your own, the less God will help. But He gives grace to …

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To Be Christian

What is it to be a Christian? Is it that we've had a one-time experience of salvation? Or is it that we experience growth in Christ daily, some evidence of change? I know the argument is endless, but I wanted to share this quote from Clyde Crandford's book Because We Love Him. Repentance that is not ongoing is …

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The Discipline of Purity and the Growth of the Church

Yesterday, in our Tuesday morning Men's Bible Study, we tackled one of the toughest issues of life - the discipline of purity. We're currently studying through R. Kent Hughes' book The Disciplines of a Godly Man (I'd highly recommend it to all men, more on that in a future post). Allow me to allow Hughes to …

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Glory Filled My Soul

This past Sunday was perhaps the most awesome day of ministry I've ever experienced. Like the old gospel song says, "Heaven came down and glory filled my soul." It wasn't great planning, great music, or great preaching that made the day great, it was our great God visiting us in a powerful way in response to a …

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Cast Into the Fire

"The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father." …

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