Is God For Me or Against Me?

Is God For Me or Against Me?

Your picture of God makes a difference. In your heart of hearts, what do you believe about Him? Not what others tell you, or what you think you’re supposed to believe. When you’re faced with “stuff,” do you believe He’s truly on your side? In the end, do you experience God as for you or against you?

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How Loving Others Changes You

How Loving Others Changes You

Ask almost any Christian believer, and they will say Yes to the question, “Are you interested in becoming more like Jesus?” (See Romans 8:29) That is God’s ultimate purpose for you. But at some point it’s up to you to put what you learn into practice and actually DO what Jesus asks of you. And it’s in this context that loving others changes you.

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Community by Design: How God Uses People to Transform You

Community by Design: How God Uses People to Transform You

Few people experience lasting spiritual growth in isolation. God never intended us to grow alone. He created us with the need, desire, and capacity for authentic intimate personal relationships because that’s His nature, and because that’s the space in which we grow best. Community by design is God’s laboratory where your ongoing spiritual transformation happens.

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3 Guaranteed Ways to Change Your Spouse

3 Guaranteed Ways to Change Your Spouse

Oh, if it were only that easy! I hear every day from a husband or wife who says, “I can’t get my spouse to do . . . . And if they would change, everything would be great!” You cannot get married expecting to change your spouse. And yet you can change them. Sound confusing?

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Change(d) Conference: You Won’t Leave the Same!

Change(d) Conference: You Won’t Leave the Same!

You found your fixer upper! Your creative soul has imagined this moment for years. But finally, there it is in the perfect location. This is the home you’ve been dreaming of, and you’re determined to make it your own.

Sure, the landscaping is overgrown, the paint is peeling badly, and some windows are broken. The foundation has settled, the electrical wiring and plumbing are hopeless, and the roof has a bad leak. 

But none of that dissuades you. The moment the deed has been recorded the work begins. Demolition day makes the house look like a worse disaster. Deep holes appear where foundation repair is underway. Electrical wiring and plumbing are replaced, and a new roof is put on. Walls, flooring, cabinetry, landscaping, furnishings – all brand new. Your fixer upper is now a gorgeous home! 

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