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January 2016

Sit Down and Grow

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One of the most important steps we can take if we want to grow like Jesus is to simply spend time with Jesus. I know, it makes sense in a way that makes you say, “Well, duh.” But in light of the obvious truth we have to ask an obvious question: Why don’t we actually do it? It’s not like God isn’t available to anyone who wants to spend time with Him. Ask and you…

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Layers from the Word

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“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 The more I’ve re-read this verse, the more layers I’ve discover. Consider: + The word of God is alive — but not just alive, it’s active. It could be alive and passive, much as my faith sometimes seems…

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An Untoward Generation

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My wife and I read a prayer in a devotional one morning that asked God’s assistance in the lives of children in “a crooked and untoward generation.” Now, when you see the phrase “untoward generation” you immediately know this wasn’t written yesterday. But you also no doubt know that today’s generation is as “crooked and untoward” as any in history, including the one in the 1600s when Jeremy Taylor penned the prayer. What also hasn’t…

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