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What’s your PQ-your purpose quotient?

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I couldn’t survive without my G.P.S.

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5 + 2

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Must we confess our sins to be forgiven?

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How to pick the right religion

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The majestic, simple Gospel

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What’s your TQ–your Trust Quotient?

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Faith in the classroom

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I deleted a post

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Where will you go when you die?

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Why forgive?

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Why do you read your Bible?

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How do we get right with God?

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Are you doing enough for God?

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Why can’t we understand “free”?

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Living under the other shoe

shoe dropFor years I toiled under the weight of a “works” oriented salvation. I believed that to please God I had to work to earn His favor and His grace. When  I did good things I believed my deeds were pleasing to God and, for the moment, I had gained His favor. But, when I sinned (and I did.  A lot) I believed, even when I repented, God would make me pay with some consequence or retribution.  I considered it, “Waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

It was a miserable way to live. I went about my day trying to figure out what the
shoe would be. Would it hurt? Would it drop when I least expected it? Would it drop when I was enjoying pleasant times? Would it drop on my friends? When it dropped would my friends abandon me? Would it grieve me or cause me emotional pain? Would I suffer?

Then in August, 2000, I learned my true identity in Christ. God showed me His grace and taught me I didn’t have to pay for any or all the sins I committed. He told me, “They’re all already paid for. Stop waiting for that shoe and let me show you how much I love you.”

I’ve never worried about that shoe again.

 

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A tale of two Bibles

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I can do some things through Christ who strengthens me.

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Do I have to draw you a picture?

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The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

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What’s your FQ? your faith quotient?

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Are you a Sea of Galilee or Dead Sea believer?

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What’s your WQ–Winning Quotient?

abiding in Christ, acceptance, Biblical Principals, Christianity, conversation, Friendship, God's love, God's omnipresence, God's purpose, God's Sovereignty, God's Word, Grace, Grace / Mercy, growth, How God Loves Us, Identity In Christ, If You Are In Christ . . ., knowing God, Love, loving others, Obedience, Peace, Praise, Salvation Plan, sanctification, The Church, the cross of Christ, The Gospel, The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Baskin Robins Christianity

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The Church can not be separated from the State