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“Acceptable Sins” and Why The Church Needs the Gospel

“Acceptable Sins” and Why The Church Needs the Gospel

Recently I had the privilege of hearing a preacher bring the word of God to a congregation. He challenged me in some ways. However coming away from the sermon, I was a bit disturbed. I generally do not like to assume a posture of critique toward a preacher or sermon, it is not healthy because both lose, but especially the listener.   Nevertheless as the church engages the culture, which includes the Church itself, how we articulate ourselves is something we…

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7 Signs of a “Rescuer” and What to do About it

7 Signs of a “Rescuer” and What to do About it

Relationships are tough, whether in the home or in the work place. But if you want to be successful, you need to learn how to be both insightful and generous. Your insightfulness should cut both ways, not just toward others, but toward yourself. As you read through these points, you will definitely see others in it. The real exercise is can see yourself in them, and begin to adjust becoming a better spouse, parent, coworker, boss, or leader.

How Christianity Sacked Rome with the Good-News | An Admonishment to A Waning Western Church

How Christianity Sacked Rome with the Good-News | An Admonishment to A Waning Western Church

The present problem is that in many ways, the Church in the west is waning. It is not getting stronger, but weaker. The behavior and culture of the early church present an instructive example from which to look. We of course cannot recreate the exact same conditions. But speaker and business coach Brian Tracy has observed that if you want to be successful at something, then look at someone who already succeeded at it, and then just do what they did.(2) So perhaps the early Church has some insights that we can successfully apply to the culture…

Building Emotional Integrity I. | Differentiation of Self

Building Emotional Integrity I. | Differentiation of Self

What is differentiation? Differentiation describes a person’s ability to operate from their true or “basic self” as opposed to a pseudo self. It is the emotional capacity to make decisions for self in light of the influence of others in a relationship. Essentially the higher the level of differentiation…

Learning to Forgive Yourself | Understanding Our Projected and Protected Identity

Learning to Forgive Yourself | Understanding Our Projected and Protected Identity

We normally put our best foot forward conveniently leaving out the details we do not like. For simplicity’s sake, we can call this our projected identity. It is the personal narrative that we “want” people to know about us. Or perhaps more importantly it is the way we want people to perceive and think about us. We could think of it like painting a picture. A skilled artist paints the picture he wants his audience to see; a skilled author writes a story she wants her readers to read…

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Hey everyone, Last week I shared How To Develop The Mind Of Christ | 5 Keys In Sanctification.  These five points are as follows: 1. The Mind of Christ is a Gift2. The Mind of Christ is Shaped Through the Holy Spirit3. The Mind of Christ is Ours to Steward4. The Mind of Christ is Stewarded by Faith5. The Mind of Christ is the Wheelhouse of the Body That post gave me some good opportunities to reflect on its content….

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