The “Hard” Part of Spiritual Growth

The “Hard” Part of Spiritual Growth

Why aren’t you more like Jesus?

God’s plan for you is to “be conformed to the image of His Son.” (Romans 8:29) How’s that working out for you? Would someone looking at your life say that you act like, talk like, respond like Jesus more today than you did when you first became a believer? Or more than a year ago?

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Fake News or Good News?

Fake News or Good News?

In the United States we’ve just been through a very contentious election cycle. There’s been a lot of talk about fake news, which often stirs up a lot more heat than light. But there is truth to be found, and that truth can truly change you. And whether in the political arena or otherwise, truth can differentiate fake news or good news.

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What Your Spouse CAN and CANNOT Do For You

What Your Spouse CAN and CANNOT Do For You

In a healthy marriage your spouse meets some of your needs, but not all of them. It’s so easy to expect your husband or wife to make you happy, and I hope they do! But every human being, including your spouse, is limited and finite. It’s useful to consider what your spouse can and cannot do for you.

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What’s Greater Than Forgiveness?

What’s Greater Than Forgiveness?

If you’re on your deathbed, forgiveness is the best news you could possibly receive. You’re facing eternity, and you can know that things are right between you and God. Jesus’ death and resurrection makes forgiveness free, and it’s glorious. But for the rest of us who aren’t on our deathbeds, there’s something a whole lot greater than forgiveness.

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Five Catalysts for Spiritual Growth

Five Catalysts for Spiritual Growth

Sometimes it seems it would be awesome if God simply “zapped” you and you were “there,” fully transformed into the person He created you to be. But almost always He takes us through a process of becoming. How well are you cooperating in that process? There are some clear catalysts for spiritual growth that we can engage in, and doing so will make our transformation significantly quicker and more meaningful.

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