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Praise Week: Notice and Say It

“Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name.’ Selah (Psalm 66:3-4) Here is worship boiled down to its essence: “Say to God, “How awesome are you […]

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Praise Week: Get Loud

“Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!” (Psalm 66:1-2) King David had a volume issue. He had this expectation that people praising the God of the universe should crank it up to 11 sometimes. He wanted to hear joyful shouting and loud singing – […]

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LIve Different: Use God’s Power

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be […]

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Live Different: Love Deeply

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8) Sin comes with a price tag. We don’t naturally think of it that way. When we’re tempted – or jumping in – sin feels like something that is freeing and free. We’re breaking out of the rules holding […]

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Live Different: Live to Pray

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” (1 Peter 4:7) A friend of mine just got done running a marathon. Aside from not understanding why any otherwise healthy person would want to do such a thing, I must say I admired his commitment to […]

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Live Different: Think Next Life

“But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in […]

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Live Different: Expect Abuse

“For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.” (1 Peter 4:3-4) We’ve got to be careful […]

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Live Different: Don’t Waste Your Life on Sin

“For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.” (1 Peter 4:3) If you’ve lived a pretty straight-up or sheltered life so far, you might be reading this verse and thinking, “Wait a minute. I haven’t spent any time doing […]

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Advent Conspiracy – Love All

ADVENT CONSPIRACY
Advent… What’s it mean to you? How is it celebrated?
The gang at Advent Conspiracy is attempting to redirect the focus of our energies, excitement and enthusiasm during the Christmas from consumerism back to Christ.
For this last week of Advent, let’s take a look to see what they’ve got to say on their website…
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Live Different: Done with Sin

“Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.” (1 Peter 4:1-2) Several years […]

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