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December 24, 2017

The Spirit of Gentleness

The Spirit of Gentleness

The eighth in the list of the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. It is an important characteristic for Christians to pursue because of its ability to help other Christians keep in step with the Spirit. When the Holy Spirit produces gentleness in us, we are able to identify with sinners rather than judge them, […]

December 20, 2015

Judases Among Us

Judases Among Us

Lurking within the circle of Jesus’s own disciples was a traitor named Judas Iscariot. Jesus not only knew this–he deliberately chose to include Judas into his community. And just as Jesus so graciously appealed to Judas’s treacherous heart, Jesus requires his church today to combat such treachery in our midst with a grace that, if […]

April 26, 2015

Follow Me

Follow Me

Many Christians mistakenly think of making disciples as something complicated; something to be left to the professionals. But Jesus invitation to his first disciples, and their invitation to others was very simple: “Come and see.” We look at the last part of John chapter 1 to learn the surprising truth that we already know how […]

January 18, 2015

No Other Gods

No Other Gods

The first commandment in the Ten Words is, “You shall have no other gods before me.” It is the foundational decree of the Ten Commandments, calling for the maintaining of the covenant between God and his people. The breaking of this decree is the sin of idolatry, which is the most common sin in the […]