Three Parts Of Man — Body, Soul, Spirit

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The Original Identity Thief

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Our True Identity In Christ

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What Jesus Teaches Me

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“Christian” Is A Label, Not A Life

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Band aids don’t work

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The Great Exchange

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Grace = Rest!

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Stinkin’ Thinkin’

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There Was A Little Girl, Or Singin’ Those Backslidin’ Blues

See How They Run

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Buck Nekkid, Right There In Front Of God And Everybody

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God’s Resume. He’s Looking For Work.

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Walking In The Flesh Or The Spirit

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When Jesus Broke The Law

Jesus was supposed to be perfect, right? Never committed a single sin. Right?

Then why did He break the law? Two in one day. Continue reading

Your Problem’s Not Your Problem

Is this you? You wish your life was better than it is. But there’s this problem. This problem is keeping you from enjoying a better life. Continue reading

You Plus God Equals Zero U+GOD=0

Lots of people who don’t know their true identity in Christ believe and live out of a contrived philosophy of works and performance. They think God plus ID in Christtheir good works is what brings God glory. If the truth be told, in my opinion and from my experience, usually the motivation for their good works is probably more about getting approval from God.

I had a friend who used to tell me, and everyone else, “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” I had to bite my tongue every time I heard that platitude. First, it’s not the least bit scriptural or true. And second, it creates the impression that one has to do stuff to get help, approval or acceptance from God.

I was teaching about grace and the freedom we have in Christ one Sunday in my adult Bible study class. One of our members grew up in another faith, a legalistic, works oriented religion. She made this statement, “Okay, I hear what you’re saying, but surely there must be something we need to do to receive God’s grace.”

Obviously she did NOT hear what I was saying. Her resistance to surrendering her life to Christ and abiding in Christ (John 15:1-5) caused her to struggle with God’s grace and receive it.  John 15:5 says, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing!”

Abiding is the toughest “nothing” we will ever do. But as the verses in John say, unless we do nothing in and of ourselves and just abide, we won’t produce anything worthwhile for the Kingdom of God.

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Blissfully Ignorant in My Church: Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – Part 3

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EL I Wish All My Readers Were Dead

No. That’s not a misprint. I wish all of you were dead.   WAIT!  Before you unsubscribe to my blog in disgust, please keep reading.

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Big Bad Mr. “IF”

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Who’s Your Spouse?

Who’s your spouse? Everyone has one. Continue reading

Could Satan Be A Boy Scout?

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August 11, 2000

August 11, 2000 I learned my true identity in Christ.

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New Things On For His Glory

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