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The Lost Art Of Abiding

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Bearing fruit is something Christians spend significant amounts of time talking, writing, preaching, and arguing about. For many, it has become a wellspring of vexation. We ask, “How is my fruit? Am I bearing enough? Is it the right color and shape?” Sadly, we create all kinds of stress and insecurity out of something which is supposed to bring us comfort and peace. ...

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I'm Done Trying To Follow Jesus

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One of the most famous things Jesus ever said was “Follow me.” He said it over and over. So much that it was recorded more than twenty times in the New Testament. Jesus says it first to Peter (Matthew 4). Perhaps this is why Peter is so confused when he hears Jesus saying he cannot follow Him where He is going. No one can....

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The Gospel According To Rudolph

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We all love a good story when the underdog comes out on top. We love Rocky winning the title round, Hoosiers taking the championship, Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star, and yes, even Rudolph guiding Santa’s sleigh in the fog. And Rudolph gets the added bonus of having the object of his ridicule turn into the only hope for his haters. And man—we love that....

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The Wicked Way We Become More Like Jesus

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I'm always surprised to hear people say, “If I could do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing.” But we’re all sinners and we all sin every day. Some of us screwed up a lifetime ago and others fell short just last night. But everyone has THAT thing they would give anything to change. Pay any price to take back. And if you don’t have that… just wait. You may no...

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The Goodness That Got You In

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How did you become a Christian? This question is frequently asked in many Christian circles. Ask it and you will get one of a thousand different answers, but each will probably start with the same pronoun....

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The Resurrection And The Life Hasn’t Forgotten

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Jesus simply can’t help himself. Over and over in the Gospels we find Jesus leaving a wake of physical restoration. Blind people see. Lame people walk. Lepers are made clean. And dead people draw breath again. Jesus hates sin, but not just because he is holy. Jesus hates sin because he hates what it does to the people he loves:...

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NARROW GATE: The Radically Inclusive-Exclusive Gospel

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“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”...

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Repentance Under The Microscope

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I once saw a man holding a sign that read: Divorce is an abomination. Repent! That’s it. Nothing else. Nothing about forgiveness, nothing about God, nothing about Christ or His blood soaked cross and empty tomb. I couldn’t help but approach the man and ask him one question. “Repent to what?” He didn’t answer....

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Jesus And Abortion

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If April 1 is April Fools’ Day, then March 25 is Divine Fool’s Day. Falling nine months before Christmas, it’s the day when God set in motion what appeared to be a foolish plan. The Creator of heaven and earth became a two-celled human zygote gradually drifting down the fallopian tube of an unwed Jewish virgin....

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The Gospel And Good Works

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I was asked to speak about "The Gospel and Good Works" for E1 Ministries recently. Here is what I had to say. [This video explains how your best "good works" are the times you've been the most like Christ.]...

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