Tag: Discipleship

Who am I?

I am a forgiven child of God. (Romans 3:24) I am a set-free child of God. (Romans 8:1 – 2) I am an accepted child of God. (1 Corinthians 1:2) I am a holy child of God. (1 Corinthians 1:30) I am a made-new child of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17) I am a loved child of God. …

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Empty Tomb… He is Risen!

He is Risen!

(from http://www.gritandglory.com/2011/04/) The empty tomb that isn’t really empty. Because it’s filled with hope. Promise. Undeserved freedom. Scandalous grace. The empty tomb is actually bursting at the seams, overflowing with unexpected second chances. What seems like the end isn’t really the end. When it’s over, lost, gone, broken beyond repair… that’s when things have really just …

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adding this book to my reading waiting list – “Weird” by Craig Groeschel

(This book launches TODAY!) WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working Do you want to be normal? In our culture today, ‘normal’ looks like this: debt, addiction, busyness, stress… If you’re abnormal or weird, what does that mean? Here are some quotes from the book. Time “If you want a normal life, do what normal people do. If …

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Thursday Thought: STOP from Mary Beth Whalen

reposting from http://www.marybethwhalen.com I received this little acronym as part of a Lenten thought that was sent out via a mother’s group I used to be part of. As the author, Margie Eades, said, it’s something to keep in mind during Lent, but also during the rest of the year. It’s really a code to live …

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Why we sing… by Bob Kauflin

Christians sing together during corporate worship gatherings. Colossians 3:16-17 helps us understand why. Paul tells us that worshiping God together in song is meant to deepen the relationships we enjoy through the gospel. This happens in three ways (or three R’s): 1. Singing helps us remember God’s Word. Paul says, “Let the word of Christ …

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a whip or a shepherd’s staff?

Here’s a great blog post about God as our Father – how He ‘parents’… http://arabah.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/egypts-whip-and-the-shepherds-staff/

Apostles Creed

The Apostles Creed – a statement of faith…   This creed succinctly states a set of beliefs. Do I profess it? Why, yes I do. Do I live like I believe it? hmmm….. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who …

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Being or Doing? Time to ponder???

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all …

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…to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly; to throw out of position, displace; to amaze, to astonish, throw into wonderment; to be amazed, astounded; to be out of one’s mind, besides one’s self, insane

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A beautiful Advent carol has been running in my head, so I decided to explore it a bit. Advent is all about the coming of Messiah – first as a baby, then as King. Emmanuel – means ‘God with us’. We are cradled in between – Advent is a reminder that Jesus became a man …

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