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Jude—Small book, Big message part 4

As believers, we know that God forgives our sin. That’s not the question. What’s on the table right now is this: Do we go on sinning KNOWING that God will forgive us anyway? This is a heart issue right here. This is a matter of our motivations.

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Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectionism, anyone? I can’t help but wonder how many of us are caught in its fierce, unrelenting grip. It’s a dead end, and most of us know it when we proceed down its path, but still, so many of us find ourselves going down, anyway. Why the pull towards being…

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If grace is free, why do we try to earn it?

I sat at one of my favorite coffee shops this morning with one of my favorite people studying one of my favorite books of the Bible: Romans. She and I have been doing this for years now, and our appetites for God’s Word have kept us coming back for more…

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Sufficient Grace

“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”  2 Corinthians 12:9 Simply put, it has been a challenging week—one of…

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Grace is free

Can I just begin by saying that I absolutely LOVE what I get to do everyday? It’s true. In a world where many people either hate their jobs or just grin and bear it, I really do love what I get to spend my days doing. And what is it…

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When it’s hard to give grace

Grace is such a gift. Anyone who knows what it means to be on the receiving end of grace knows that my first statement is so true. Grace: getting what you don’t deserve. If you and I are honest, every last one of us has been the recipient of grace…

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God’s grace for ISIS

These past few days have been heartbreaking and nothing short of devastating as the stories on the news unfold. More hate crimes. More racism. More needless killing. More terrorism. And God’s people cry out, “How long, Lord? How long?” In the midst of our cries for justice and for His…

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