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A Fountain of Love

A Fountain of Love

This is what real love is: … it is God’s love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins. — 1 John 4:10 You’ve had enough of human love. Haven’t you? Enough guys wooing you with Elvis-impersonator sincerity. Enough tabloids telling you that true love is just a diet away. Enough helium-filled expectations

3 studies on evangelism

3 Bible Studies on Evangelism

One of the issues that arises for many people in regards to thinking about evangelism is that it is something we have to do. I’ve heard people say “whether or not you have the gift of evangelism, we all have the job of evangelism”. Now as true as that might be, helpful, it isn’t. As

3 studies on jesus

3 More Bible Studies on Jesus

Earlier I wrote about three great Bible studies on Jesus, but since then I’ve discovered 3 more wonderful studies on Jesus that I just had to recommend to you. Why so many studies about Jesus? Jesus is the hero of the Story. He is the what the Bible is all about and what we should be

meaning of christmas

The Real Meaning of Christmas

We hear it all the time, “don’t forget the meaning of Christmas.” Yet how many people know the real meaning of Christmas? According to a survey released this week by the American Bible Society, 94% of Americans celebrate Christmas but only 15% of Americans read the Bible’s account of the birth of Christ as part of their

3 studies on spiritual formation

3 Bible Studies on Spiritual Formation

Our relationship with God has both a personal aspect and a corporate aspect. It has been said that you cannot grow spiritually without being connected relationally. In addition, we cannot only expect to hear teachers and pastors on Sunday mornings and grow spiritually – we need to be personally invested in our relationship with God.

3 studies on old testament characters

3 Bible Studies on Old Testament Characters

Many people try to avoid the Old Testament, maybe unintentionally, feeling that the New Testament is more applicable and relevant to our modern lives.  Paul’s teaching on the fruit of the Spirit is much easier to apply to life than David refusing to kill Saul and cutting only a corner of his cloak.  We can

jesus greater than religion

Jesus > Religion… God’s Scandalous Grace

Religion says, “God will love you IF…” / Jesus says, “God so loved…” When I had been following Jesus for almost a year, I was already seen as the token Christian guy on my college baseball team. I didn’t go to parties with the team and didn’t talk about girls the way they did. It was

Christ Lives In Me!

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. — Galatians 2:20 Jesus Christ was crucified between two thieves on a rugged cross on Calvary, just outside Jerusalem. Think of it: the very Son of God came down from Heaven and “humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the

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