I want to talk about being born of the spirit because I think it answers two important questions people have about Christian life. First, what does it mean to be saved, and second what does it mean to be filled with the spirit, or baptized in the holy spirit. Before I get into that, I want to set…

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I’ve heard a lot of people say our purpose as Christians is to get everyone saved and evangelism is the primary Christian virtue and calling. But that idea begs the obvious question, what happens after evangelism? In fact I think a lot of the things we look at as being parts of our identity as…

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None of us like to be told that we are wrong, much less admit to ourselves that we really have made mistakes. The devil is good at using guilt, shame, and fear to hold us back from engaging in repentance with God. Those feelings are powerful, and can lead to a lot of messed up…

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Earthly Submission Submission to authority is something I often think about. Like most teenagers, I spent my childhood rebelling against my parents’ authority. I saw submission to authority as losing myself, my will, and my right to make a decision or have emotion. I felt if I ever actually submitted to my parents, I would…

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I want to talk about our walk with God, and the “how” in our growth process. When we are trying to become more mature, what is that supposed to look like? The more Christians I meet, the more I am amazed and perplexed at how Christian life actually plays out. Recently, I have been once again challenged…

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