Working through Past Hurts

It is very painful to work through past hurts stemming from domestic violence and abuse. There are so many obstacles to overcome. From our self-doubt, self-hate, insecurities, to a total violation of our ability to trust. All these emotions leave us questioning our purpose of existence and reeling in emotional agony. It leaves us wondering if we are worthy of love or if God is angry with us. God does not judge you for your…

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What IS the “Gospel” Anyway?
General , Resources , Soteriology / September 17, 2015

This is a great question, and there is really only one right answer. Everything else…well, it’s not quite right at a minimum. Further, the answer to this question will tell you almost everything you need to know about the message of the person telling you. So – what IS this “Gospel”? The word Gospel is a middle-English word meaning good or great news. The word translated as Gospel in the New Testament is evangeleo, and…

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Our Need To Forgive

Because Christ forgave us. God the Father ‘made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him’ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Where is the justice? The cross makes forgiveness legally and morally right: ‘For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all’ (Romans 6:10). Forgiveness is required by God. As soon as Jesus spoke the amen to His model prayer–which…

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How should we share Christ?
General , Resources , Soteriology / September 10, 2015

I’ve heard a great many opinions on this topic, ranging from those who feel that it is important that people know that they’re going to hell and there’s nothing they can do about it to those who feel that we don’t need to share the gospel because we’re called to live it – and everything in between. So who is right? First, we need to understand something – people are in danger of eternal separation…

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Discipleship 101 – What does it mean to be a Disciple?
Anthropology , Ecclesiology , Resources , Soteriology / September 3, 2015

The story recorded in Acts 2 gives a great model of discipleship by showing us what the very first group of Christians did among themselves. Verse 42 reads: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (NASB) This says several things about discipleship, but the most important of those can be found in the phrase “they continued steadfastly.” The Christian journey is one that will…

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