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I Love My Church Family!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

OK ... so ... ummm ... that was a weird week. But one of the positives is yet another reminder of how much I love my church family. All of you have been incredibly flexible on how to be and do church. I'm hearing of many of you reaching out to others, checking on them, offering to...

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Tags: church, 19, coronavirus, covid

More Power!

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Recent events (COVID-19, politics, insomnia) have gotten me to thinking about power. Power is what gets work done or at least applies a force on something. First, there is entrepreneurial power. This is not a technical term, but a term I'm using for sake of discussion. Entrepreneurial power...

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Tags: power, divine, entrepreneurial, systemic

Hands and Viruses

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The COVID-19 Coronavirus has gripped the world conversation. It has affected many of us even without contracting it. One of our own canceled a year-long teaching job in South Korea. At least one other is working from home because of legitimate concerns in the workplace. All of us are having...

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Tags: safety, virus, coronavirus, convid-19

Windfall Freakout

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If someone walked up to you and gifted you with five million dollars, would you immediately know what you wanted to do with all of it? Your head might start spinning so fast and the largess of the gift might keep you a little bit off-center enough to where you would end up not making the most of...

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Tags: grace, gift, abundance

A Person is a Person because of People

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At a recent conference I attended, one of the speakers (Brad Wos) said in a breakout session, "A person is a person because of people." His point is that our personhood is necessarily defined in terms of being a member of a community ... a "people." A person does not have full personhood apart...

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Tags: community, growth, maturity, mature, people, person

Love Me with All That ... And ...

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The Pharisees heard that Jesus had outwitted the Sadducees, so they sent a legal expert to Jesus in order to test him, "Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the law?" (Matt 22:34-40). Jesus answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with...

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Tags: love, faith, trust, all, everything

How are ya doing?

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How do you measure how you're doing spiritually?  Do you measure yourself by the things you're managing well? You list all the things of the Christian life that you're living out decently enough - prayer, ministry involvement, seizing teachable moments with your kids - and conclude that...

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Tags: health, spiritual

Called to Follow

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In Mark 1:20, Jesus calls some disciples. Immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him. -- Mark 1:20 (NET) Notice what the call is ... to follow Jesus. It is not a call to go it alone. It is not a call to learn a bunch...

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Tags: follow, call

If you're gonna be called, you gotta be called this ...

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We want to be "called" by Christ! We want Him to speak our name, invite us to be close to Him, and give us a special assignment. We want our lives to matter, and what life can matter more than one that has God's calling on it? In Matthew 9:13, Jesus says, I did not come to call the...

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Tags: jesus, righteous, call, sinner

Set Apart, not Set Aside

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1 Peter 1:2 says that we are presently "being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood." This isn't even a full sentence, but it's packed! First, we are being "set apart." Some translations say "sanctified." The root word is related to the...

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Tags: discipleship, obedience, holy, sanctified, set apart

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