Second Corinthians 7, verse 1 could really serve as a prologue:
let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness…Continue
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The Pure Life.
let us purify ourselves from
everything that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for God…Continue
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I remember the drive up to Santa Ana like it was yesterday, going to visit a friend’s mother who was about to lose her battle with cancer. I
wound my way through an old neighborhood, checked to make sure the
house number was correct, and walked up to ring the doorbell. A rose lover myself, I couldn’t help but notice several beautiful garden roses she had on her front walkway.…
Grace, freely given.
Saturday morning, I returned to my car after working out at the gym, and saw a text message on my cell phone.…
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In the movie “The Last Emperor”, the young child anointed as the last emperor of China lives a magical life of luxury with a thousand eunuch
servants at his command. “What happens when you do wrong?” his brother asks. “When I do wrong, someone else is punished,” the boy emperor replies. To demonstrate, he breaks a jar, and one of the servants is beaten.…
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was sitting on the ground, leaned up against the Sanctuary as we pulled up to the curb in . Perhaps he…Continue
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To be reconciled. God reconciled himself to us through Christ.
We are to be about the business of reconciliation.
"Amy Biehl died a violent death in 1993. She…
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Indeed, God created you . . .
and as you have submitted your will to his, he has re-created you. You are a new creation!…Continue
I wonder what it was like at the beginning—you know when God formed Adam into a man, and breathed life into him. Can you
imagine watching God create? “The
Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”…
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Me . . . A new creation? 2 Corinthians 5.16-17
As long as hope is alive, a person’s will is alive. Hope – a desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it. . . Paul said, ‘and now abide these three things: faith, hope and…Continue
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Another chance for . Fifth in a series on the…
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Fourth in a series on the matchless love of God.
“Mom, can I come…Continue
What did you see?
“I saw a man in a great red cloak tenderly touching the shoulders of a disheveled boy kneeling before him. I could not take my eyes away. I felt drawn between the intimacy between the two figures, the warm red of the man’s cloak, the golden yellow of the boy’s tunic, and the
mysterious light engulfing them both. But,…
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It seems like a long time since I heard the Lord speak into my heart, ‘You are my beloved…in you, I am well pleased.’ It seems like a long time because…Continue
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What kind of love is this?…Continue
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