Category: Spiritual Growth

A War Averted, Part 3

What is this breach of faith that you have committed against the God of Israel in turning away this day from following the Lord by building yourselves an altar this day in rebellion against the Lord?  (Joshua 22:16) And if you too rebel against the Lord today then tomorrow he will be angry with the […]

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A War Averted, Part 1

And when they came to the region of the Jordan that is in the land of Canaan, the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, an altar of imposing size.  (Joshua 22:10) And when the people of Israel heard of it, the […]

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The Gospel is a Cruise-liner

I once heard a pastor compare the extent of our sinfulness to the distance between California and Hawaii—a stretch that no person can swim on their own. Over the years, this imagery has stuck with me and evolved into a helpful illustration that showcases the uniqueness of the Christian faith and the beauty of the gospel. Imagine every […]

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Reconciliation in our Personal Relationships

Learn more about this prayer focus and find the other prayer guides by visiting our post entitled A Month of Focused Prayer: Reconciliation.  Reconciliation in our Personal Relationships Week 2: March 8-14 One. Hot. Mess. This is a very popular phrase in our current urban lexicon.   The idea is that even though things are a mess on the inside, […]

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Discipling in Faith

Discipleship and following-up with new believers has been a personal passion of mine since my early days in the US Navy. It was 6 years after I became a believer, before I was followed-up with in my faith by my friend John Graton. I received Christ at the age of 15, but struggled for years […]

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