The New Man

James 1:18, Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. From what were we brought forth? Our Baptism, in which the word of truth washes us in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As Paul describes, the […]

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Review: Joining Jesus on His Mission – How to Be an Everyday Missionary

Author: Greg Finke Publisher: Tenth Power Publishing, 2014 Rating: 3/5 stars Bottom Line At first glance, two things had set off red flags for me about this book. The first is the title, which made me think Finke was going to talk about “missional living” in terms of church growth and church marketing. Too often these days, church […]

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Following the Heart vs. the Spirit

Psalm 23:3, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Everybody is looking for direction from something in life as a guide to lead to greater fulfilment. Many people look at wrong sources, such as daily horoscopes or the large variety of false religions that teach people they need […]

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Everything Is A Theological Issue

Everything is a theological issue. What do I mean by this? The context of this thought comes from 2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” And Ephesians 6:11-18 about wearing the armour of God. We quote these verses all the time and even do numerous Bible studies […]

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Rooted in the Faith: Gentleness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” I believe the following words of Jesus best reflect His gentleness: “Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, […]

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Rooted in the Faith: Faithfulness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” Jesus said, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Many English translations erroneously translate it as, “he must deny himself,” but […]

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Rooted in the Faith: Goodness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” The fruit of the Spirit, goodness, is not our goodness, but God’s. No one is good except God alone (Luke 18:19; Ecclesiastes 7:20), but faith requires action for the Christian. James 2:17, “Even […]

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Rooted in the Faith: Kindness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” I cannot think of a greater example of Jesus’ kindness than what was told during the events of His arrest. While He was being arrested, Peter cut off one of the […]

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