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Self-protection or self-surrender? (Suspicion or love?)

Self-protection produces isolation, defensiveness, self-focus, and alienation from others. Self-surrender produces openness, understanding, community, and mutuality. Self-protection quenches the Holy Spirit and will keep God distant from you. Self-surrender opens the flood gates and lets God’s rivers of grace and … Continue reading

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If there are no demons . . .

If there are no demons . . . then why are so many of us humans tormented by fears, worries, anger, bitterness, frustration, self-doubt, self-condemnation, distress, depression, and too many other negative emotions to list? If there are no demons … Continue reading

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Everybody disagrees with somebody about something and a free society allows for diversity of opinions without trying to silence disagreement.

Everybody disagrees with somebody about something and a free society allows for diversity of opinions without trying to silence disagreement.

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Will We Let God Drive His Car? (Oops, I Mean Church?)

If someone had the only keys to your car and they always drove your car and sometimes let you ride along with them, but they wouldn’t let you drive, direct, control, or steer your very own car; would you like … Continue reading

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Church — An Alternative Lifestyle To Popular Culture . . . Not A Religious Talk

A church meeting is supposed to be the prototype of an alternative lifestyle to popular culture, an actual demonstration of the values of the Kingdom of God, equipping people to live life like lights in the darkness–a spiritual support-group for … Continue reading

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Questioning The Golden Globe Awards

Why settle for simply seeing the Golden Globes when Christ wants to give you a glorious new heart of gold? What good is the best dressed body, if your heart is a mess? The 2014 Golden Globes even included hate … Continue reading

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Church isn’t lessons to be learned by lecture; but life being lived together.

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