The Resurrection that Follows Death

The Resurrection that Follows Death

Death is not the end. That’s the message of the gospel, the good news. The paradigm of death followed by resurrection was true of Jesus’ life on earth. And it’s true for our experience as well – both in the here-and-now, and in the eternal sense. Even while we are still on earth, we can experience the life of Jesus.

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Is God Disappointed in You?

Is God Disappointed in You?

How does God feel about you? (We’re using human words to talk about God; that’s troublesome. But stick with me.) What picture of you does He hold in His mind? Is He proud of you? Or perhaps He would prefer to disown or forget about you if He had the choice. Is God disappointed in you?

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Is It Healing? Or Is It Deliverance?

Is It Healing? Or Is It Deliverance?

Give a boy a hammer and the whole world looks like a nail. And Christians can fall into the same trap. One group of techniques shows benefit and it’s easy to think every problem will respond the same. But that doesn’t always turn out to be true. Healing or deliverance? Both are needed.

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Three Steps to Overcoming Your Insecurity

Three Steps to Overcoming Your Insecurity

Feeling insecure lately? Welcome to the club. Your brain may be saying, “Nobody would want me if they really knew.” Or “What if I mess up?” Or “I can’t do this. It will never work.” Overcoming your insecurity seems like an impossible dream.

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What Forgiveness Does NOT Do for your Marriage

What Forgiveness Does NOT Do for your Marriage

Your spouse is messing up BAD. He/she is having an affair, getting drunk, hiding out-of-control spending, using pornography, or engaging in some other destructive behavior. Some of the tapes in your head, and perhaps Christian friends who know, may be saying, “Forgive them. Let the past be the past, and move on.” But there are some things forgiveness does not do for your marriage. There’s more that’s needed.

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