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Social Injustice and Loving Relationships


Building on last week’s post, we find ourselves in a culture that is wrestling with how to deal with and as best we can delete (or at least diminish) social injustice and inequalities in an imperfect world.  I talked about the need to be sure as Christ followers that we not get caught up in the heat or emotion of the moment, practicing a compassion that does not align with God’s Truth.  And by the way, there is a place for proper anger…”Be angry and...
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Social Injustice: Responding with Compassion in Truth


Social injustice and bigotry…How do we know what’s true and what to do?  Compassion without Truth only gives short term, self-centered facades posing as solutions with long-term destruction.  We as Christians have to be alert to practice compassion that fully aligns with God’s Truth!  His Word is always our foundation and first priority to find the answers to our personal, cultural and social problems. What I’m going to share will likely ruffle some feathers but I pray and ask that you test it against the...
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Practical Discipleship – Part 2


As we grow and mature as Christ’s disciples individually, His Word is very clear that we are also to be growing and maturing in our relationships with other believers.  Here are three more spiritual disciplines (See Practical Discipleship - Part 1) that help us grow in relationship with other Christ followers, together as His disciples: 1) Worship – God alone is worthy of our personal and corporate worship and praise: “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an...
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Practical Discipleship – Part 1


God’s Word, living in Christ and written for us in Scripture, make it very clear what we are called to be as Christ’s disciples.  It is also obvious in His Word that this can only be done by His changing our hearts as we accept Him as Savior AND LORD.  So what does it look like?  If our hearts are truly changed and The Holy Spirit is dwelling in us, then how will we (and others) know?  How do we apply the Scriptural principles of...
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Discipleship: Finding Out Who You Were Created To Be


Discipleship is not only knowing Christ as Lord and exalting Him, it is putting ourselves in a position with our Savior, Creator, and Lord for Him to reveal to us who we truly are in Him!  As we make disciples we help others understand who they are in Christ and help them fulfill all He has created and called them to be—in life, in relationships, in community, and in culture. How then can we make discipleship not only a priority but also a reality in...
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