The Holy Spirit: He is FOR Us

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. The Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes […]

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Truth and Grace: Don’t Judge Me (Part Four)

It’s often called Maundy Thursday. The Thursday before Easter Sunday, Christ followers recognize the night Jesus had supper with his disciples for the last time before His death. After supper, He did something totally unexpected. He took the position of a servant and washed their feet. By this, He was demonstrating what He had said to them and […]

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Truth and Grace: Don’t Judge Me (Part Three)

Context is everything! Even a blog post taken out of context can miscommunicate. As a blogger, I understand the difficult task that an author, bible teacher, or pastor has when attempting to concisely present truth. Because of this, I generally read authors rather than books. I follow teachers rather than bible studies. I sit under a pastor weekly, and don’t typically listen to […]

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Truth and Grace: Don’t Judge Me (Part Two)

    Recently my friend and I were chatting about God’s grace in our lives. We determined that we are guilty. We fall short of God’s glory every day. Even when it’s not intentional sin, often my heart reeks of self pity, pride, unforgiveness and the like. So as a great sinner myself, am I […]

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Truth and Grace: Don’t Judge Me (Part One)

My soul is being continually renewed and refreshed as I study the life of Paul. I am well aware that in many Christian circles, Paul is a controversial biblical character. So to clarify, I begin by saying that I presuppose that “every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, […]

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Goodbyes, Gideon, and Grace

Goodbyes are just going to be a BIG part of our lives. So I’m thankful that as we experience them, I can rest and find grace in the God of Gideon. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. For by it the people of […]

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