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Not My Power: Mortal

“For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.” (2 Corinthians 4:11-12) Do you know anyone who seems to enjoy describing everything going […]

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Not My Power: Death and Life

“We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” (2 Corinthians 4:10) If God is really on our side, why do so many terrible things still happen to Christians? If God is good and powerful and loving, wouldn’t he stop […]

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Not My Power: Bend Don’t Break

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) Today’s verses sound a little like a coach’s half-time speech to a team that’s getting beaten badly but still has a chance to win if they can turn […]

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Surrender In The City – Ep#20

In episode #20, Heidi talks about where she’ll be spending her summer placement.

ABOUT ‘SURRENDER IN THE CITY’
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to live in Christian community amongst the street population in the inner-city where there’s open drug use?
Surrender In The City: A Year At The War College will give you a first [...]

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Not My Power: Clay

“For God . . . made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7) […]

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Words Matter: The Power of Kindness

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. ” (Proverbs 12:25) Here are two undeniable facts. One, many (most?) of the people around you on any given day are worried about something. Even if they don’t show it, a good chunk of your friends and/or family members are stewing […]

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Words Matter: What You Don’t Say

“A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.” (Proverbs 12:23) I’ll admit; I’ve done it. Maybe you have, too. Propelled by insecurity – afraid the smart people around me wouldn’t know I was smart, too – I’ve brought up topics in conversation just so I could show […]

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Words Matter: God Hates Lying

“The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.” (Proverbs 12:22) How often do you think about God’s emotions? We talk most often about how much God loves us—and we should. God’s love is a huge deal. And we talk some about God’s anger, “pouring out his wrath” on the wicked […]

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Words Matter: Hurt or Heal

“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18) I might have been ten years old. I was with my friend in his parents’ room, and I saw a handgun on his dad’s nightstand that looked exactly like a plastic toy one I had. But when I went […]

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Words Matter: The Payoff

“From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.” (Proverbs 12:14) When your working life consists of part-time jobs, it’s all about the hours. My friend T. works three jobs; he wants all the hours he can get his hands on. […]

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