Category Archives: Pleasing God

Grace vs. the Law

October 12 We are saved by grace, through faith… We are saved ONLY by grace, through faith. This is an important distinction because many Christians are trying to live by grace plus… grace + our goodness… grace + our efforts… … Continue reading

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Bonded with Christ; Part 3

October 2 “I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.” (Jesus – John 15:5) With these words, … Continue reading

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The Real Issue in Belief

September 28 “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23) One of the foundations of Christian faith is that we need to believe God. Believing God is not about learning and … Continue reading

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Try, Try, and Try Again…

September 4 One of the most famous lines from the Star Wars series comes from the character of Yoda. You remember the scene… Yoda, the Jedi Master, is trying to teach young Luke Skywalker the ways of “the force.” At … Continue reading

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A Debt Too Big

August 25 “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) Yesterday, we talked about the importance of “forgiving our debtors.” Inevitably, there are those who read/hear these words on forgiveness and are plunged into the … Continue reading

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A God of Faith

August 1 “Have the faith of God!” (Jesus, literal translation from Mark 11:22) A few days ago, we talked about faith in God… I wanted to return to this phrase, because it is so packed with promise and possibility. We … Continue reading

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The Gardens of God

July 21 “He restores my soul…” (Psalm 23:3a) Yesterday, we talked about seeds – how they are like thoughts sown into our minds and hearts – and how the “plants” from those seeds affect our lives. But what if an … Continue reading

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