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Archives for March 2015

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The Lamb of God

Though we might catch John’s reference, this scene and statement are still very unusual....

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Obstacles to Receiving God's Forgiveness

We all have obstacles that try to keep us from receiving God’s forgiveness....

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Celebration and Repentance

God continually invites us in to celebrate and to repent....

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Past Grace and Future Provision

Help your friends see what God's past grace reveals about his eternal character: we know we can trust him....

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Telling stories

If we want to experience richer, deeper, more thoughtful celebration, we need to practice telling and retelling stories....

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The Lord is My Strength

Today, we hear "The Lord is my strength."...

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The Discipline of Celebration

The spiritual discipline of celebration requires us to discern God's hand in our moments of deliverance....

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When pain speaks louder than promises

We all have multiple voices speaking to us in times of pain and testing. Which voices we choose to make our primary reference points make a huge difference in our experience of these seasons of pain and testing....

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Not all who wander are lost

God does things IN us while also doing things THROUGH us. The things he is doing IN us are not just FOR us....

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Direction from the Lord

Hearing from God changes over the course of our walk with him...

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Connected to history

Wonderful things happen when we maintain a sense of connectedness to our history....

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The Lord's Indirect Route

The Lord often leads us by indirect routes for our own good....

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The Story Passover Tells

During the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, Jesus singled out two elements of the Passover meal to introduce the disciples ...

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The Watchful Presence of the Lord

The book of Exodus is still answering the question posed by both Moses and Pharaoh: “Who is the Lord?” In this moment we see that he is the one who watches over his people....

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Jesus and the suffering in Exodus

Human history is full of moments when God does or doesn’t act. We don’t always understand it. ...

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When liking is not enough

Just liking God’s people is not enough to avoid the disastrous consequences of rejecting God....

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Finding Favor

Over and over again in the Scriptures we read about times when God’s people in captivity improbably find favor, rise to the surface, and bless their captors....

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The Purpose Behind His Promises

God's goal for promises is that we grow in relationship with Him....

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Crisis has a short shelf-life

They relent of their evil and repent. But as soon as the crisis passes, they turn back....

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What was God doing with the plagues?

God was calling all who would witness these acts...

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The Hard-Hearted Cynic

We miss opportunities to know God and experience the softening of our hearts, preferring cynicism to faith....

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Hard hearts and trusting God

God revealed his power and justice, his promise-keeping character and loyalty to his people. But this revelation wouldn’t happen if Pharaoh caved at the first sign of God’s power....

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