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Identified With Christ: Fruit Of The Spirit

Observable and increasing of the fruits of the Spirit in our lives is evidence of God’s conforming us to the image of Christ. Here, from Galatians 5:22-23, is a compendium of the fruits of the Spirit: 1. Love: affection for … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Daddy?

In the wake of Father’s Day, having pondered the impact of fathers in our lives, or our own legacy as a father, we posit this:   You can tell everything you need to know about a man by who his god … Continue reading

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Pray From God’s Perspective

Pray not simply on the basis of intercession, but for redemption. Not for someone to simply be “patched up,” but to be carried completely through into contact with the very life of God. To become identified with Christ. Put yourself … Continue reading

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Sabbath Shalom

Sabbath is not a background thing.

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My Morning Prayer

God, this is a new day.  I freshly commit myself to the role You have invited me to play, as you are building Your Church in this world.  I am awestruck again today that You include me in this grand … Continue reading

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A Prayer For Sabbath Rest

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, Author of Love and Life. You have given us the opportunity to work this past week. The privilege of serving You and Your Kingdom in visible and invisible ways. … Continue reading

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Principles Of Prayer

Three principles of prayer: Keep it honest. Keep it simple. Keep it up.

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Prayer: Begin With The End In Mind

Today, we continue our series on prayer, and on being identified with Christ, with a prayer from the Sarum Primer. The Sarum Primer is a collection of prayers first published in 1514. And, while today’s prayer is only one of … Continue reading

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Prayer: The Clarity And Faith Of Hezekiah

It is 701 BC. Hezekiah is king of the southern Kingdom of Judah. “Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. … Continue reading

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The Psalm As Prayer: Longing For God

Psalm 63 has two parts. The first part of the Psalm is our prayer today (v 1-8).  David is in the desert of Judah, fleeing under threat of death.  The precise circumstances are not clear, nor are they important.  Despite … Continue reading

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