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Get Dirty for the Planet

“For see, I am creating new heavens and a new earth—so wonderful that no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation. Look! I will re-create Jerusalem as a place of happiness, and her people shall be a joy!”  Isaiah 65:17-18 (The Living Bible) Causes are great. And causes are not so great. That’s…

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Get Dirty

“When the time came, [Jesus] set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.”  Philippians 2:7-8…

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Greater Love

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13 Jesus here tells us to love people the same way that He has loved us. Now, I don’t know about you, but that seems like a very tall order. How…

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THE Blockbuster

John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 (ESV) Imagine the biggest blockbuster movie ever, being promoted and advertised for thousands of years, and it was finally time…

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A Christmas List for Dad

Hey men,   Sometimes we just need to be reminded of our roles as fathers and leaders in this world. The suggestions below aren’t meant to take you on a guilt trip or make you feel inadequate but rather I hope they will spur you on to being intentional this Christmas season. Be intentional with your family, roommates, co-workers, and friends. A…

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Perfectly In Charge

“All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 1 Corinthians 12:11 Absolute power in the hands of a perfectly loving, giving, and gracious God is a wonderful thing to behold. As a part of God’s perfect rule, one of the cool things He does is to give each follower of Jesus…