The Kindness of God

In our American culture today many people look at Jesus as a nice person but see God the Father to be a mean, cruel, and vindictive God.  They do not realize that to get the clearest picture of the Father one must look at Jesus.  As we look at the life of Jesus we come

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God is Love — Love is Patient — So God is Patient

I struggle with impatience.  I know that many people today do as well.  We live in such a fast paced society where everything is at our disposal.  We want it now, and we want it our way.  Unfortunately, many people view God as being impatient with us.  People believe that God is very demanding and

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Repentance to God’s love

As we continue our look at some of our misunderstandings of God, I want to take a look at repentance.  Repentance for most Christians means to tell God how sorry one is for their sins.  We have equated repentance to sorrow.  While it is true that godly sorrow leads to repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10), being

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Love’s Definition

We all know what love is……when we see it. We know what love isn’t….when we don’t see it. We feel love. We crave love and we need love.  We will do all sorts of things for love.  We were designed by God, who is love, to seek out love.  We were designed by love (God)

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Struggling with God’s Love

The love of God is best seen and learned through the life of Jesus.  Jesus came to reveal and explain the Father to us.  I love what Bruxy Cavey said, “The life of Jesus is like God pausing from teaching us lessons & saying ‘Here’s what I mean – watch this.’”  God is just like

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Do We Live Like God is Love?

I John 4:7-10  “7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent

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God or Father?

For much of my life I viewed God as a harsh judge that wanted me to live perfectly and never mess up.  When I did mess up I believed that He was angry with me because I just   couldn’t seem to get it together.  I believed that He forgave others but I punished myself

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The Bible-less Christian (guest blog)

Nicole Cottrell from Modern Reject wrote a great blog called The Bible-less Christian.  It’s a great thought-provoking post.  I find too many Christians worship the Bible and put it on the same level as the Trinity.  Now please don’t shoot me for what I just said.  I love the Bible.  For years I read the Bible trying to

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Against All Hope

What do you do when you run out of hope? As a follower-of-Christ I have been in some situations where I felt hopeless.  Now, that’s a problem because as a follower-of-Christ I should be full of hope.  But I must be honest and say that I haven’t always been that way.  My oldest daughter is

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Hope & Peace for 2013

As come into 2013 I have been thinking about what my focus needs to be in the beginning months of this new year.  As I have reflected upon this I believe that there are two words that are to be my focal point, as well as the focal point for my church, Journey Church.  These

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