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Winning the War Waged

Winning the War Waged

Posted: 06 Jan, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. When we put our faith in Christ, we become God s people and citizens of his kingdom. We no longer pledge our allegiance to this world, but to God. As the verse says, […]

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How Much Do I Need to Know

How Much Do I Need to Know

Posted: 06 May, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Sometimes the big unanswered questions keep us from feeling confident in our lives. Some of the many questions we have can include: How can I share my faith, when I don t know very much? Why did this bad thing happen to this person? What is going to happen in the future? As limited human beings […]

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Cornflakes, Cucumbers, and Confetti

Cornflakes, Cucumbers, and Confetti

Posted: 03 Sep, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We all find plenty to complain about, whether it is genuine hardships like sickness, suffering, and death, or it is the little stuff like having to eat the same thing for dinner that we had for lunch. As we see in the example of the Israelites (Numbers 11:1-6), complaining leads to misery, even in times […]

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Soldier, Cupcake, Christian – A Higher Calling 17

Soldier, Cupcake, Christian – A Higher Calling 17

Posted: 29 Jan, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The church in Corinth had serious issues that Paul addressed throughout 1 Corinthians. He spoke so strongly on at times that you might think his letter to them would have ended their relationship. Yet as he concluded his letter in chapter 16, instead of writing an it-was-nice-knowing-you ending to their relationship, he penned a very ordinary […]

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Loving Authority – A Higher Calling 12

Loving Authority – A Higher Calling 12

Posted: 04 Dec, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

What comes to mind when you think of authority and the submission to authority? Our own experience and cultural context have inevitably shaped that view. We probably all know examples of the abuse of authority and realize the potential to be taken advantage of. As we look deeper, we see that a loving authority is […]

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You’ve Got a Good Thing

You’ve Got a Good Thing

Posted: 04 Sep, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

The people in the days of Hosea were so mesmerized by their sins of drunkenness and prostitution, that God said they were being robbed of their brains. They weren t thinking clearly, and because of that they chose their vices over God. We should ask ourselves if we have any similar destructive behaviors, and we should think […]

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Disciple the Heart: Yield

Disciple the Heart: Yield

Posted: 17 Jan, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

As we wrap up our series on the commitments that help Christians live all out for Christ, Steve addresses a very important topic. As Steve addresses the issue of controlling your thought life specifically when it comes to sexual purity he reminds us that this is an issue that is very important to God that we should pay […]

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Knowing Jesus: Thinking

Knowing Jesus: Thinking

Posted: 03 Aug, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

We often wear ourselves out trying to change all of our bad behaviors. But according to the passage we’re looking at in Philippians and other passages throughout the Bible, we can not only change our actions, but our thinking as well.   “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is […]

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Nudge

Nudge

Posted: 31 Mar, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (NIV11) God, even at his hypothetical simplest level of thinking, is smarter than Albert Einstein at his peak. This is important to understand when it comes to our pursuit of advice. When [ ]

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Ahhhhhhh! [Desperate Prayer]

Ahhhhhhh! [Desperate Prayer]

Posted: 27 Oct, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Perhaps nothing is better at motivating us to pray than realizing that we are in complete despair.

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Rethinking Sin Culture

Rethinking Sin Culture

Posted: 24 Nov, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

When we call evil good it is not loving. Rather it muddles lines—lines that God drew to bring us good.

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Rethinking Sin Culture 2 - We Are Followers

Rethinking Sin Culture 2 - We Are Followers

Posted: 08 Dec, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

We must see the Christian life as more than the attainment of eternal life. The Christian life is about the next life, but it is also about this life.

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Birds, Bugs, and Beasts

Birds, Bugs, and Beasts

Posted: 12 Jan, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Let the nature we see every day remind us that God’s thoughts are far above ours. He knows what he is doing. We can entrust ourselves to him!

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 4: God s Word at Work

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 4: God s Word at Work

Posted: 15 Mar, 2020 | Author: Marty Howell

God’s Word can be at work in you to help you change and grow.

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Kingdom Is Spelled with 3 Ls

Kingdom Is Spelled with 3 Ls

Posted: 03 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Darkness will be vanquished by light, we will leave suffering behind as we begin a new life, and God will eternally embrace us in love.

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