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Following God’s Law when you feel totally flawed: Reflections on Psalm 119

Do you ever look at the image of perfection that God gives us in scripture and think, “I can never get there.” That’s the point. Here are some thoughts from Psalm 119:1-8 on learning and applying God’s Law. Continue reading

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Living in the gap between shame and hope

How do you navigate the tension between shame and the hope of God? Some thoughts from the Book of Romans. Continue reading

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How believable is a story about someone running away from God?

So, seriously, how believable is a story about someone who knows God is sending him/her in one direction and then decides to run in the opposite direction? It’s so believable that you might be running from God right now. Continue reading

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Love God AND others: Life lessons from Paul

We are being saved daily in the community of faith. That’s the point that Paul is making as he concludes his letter to his friend, Philemon. We weren’t made to do faith alone. Continue reading

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An act of love has the power to refresh our hearts: Life lessons from Paul

An act of love and forgiveness has the power to refresh the heart. That’s Paul’s appeal in Philemon 20-22. Continue reading

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Forgiveness has the power to change us: Life lessons from Paul

Forgiven people forgive other people. That’s the central theme of what Paul is writing in these verses from Philemon. Continue reading

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Seeing the big picture of what God is doing: Life lessons from Paul

Paul helps to show how the events that happen in one friend’s life are part of the bigger picture of what God is doing in the world. How does your life fit into the big picture? Continue reading

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