THE IDOLATRY OF INDIVIDUALISM

Through our relationship with him and our relationships with other believers, God is in the process of restoring his image in us. He is making us like himself. He does this by his Spirit, as his grace and Word are applied to our lives through the incarnational ministry of believers one-to-another. God uses means to…

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Regarding Others as More Important than Self

“If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.  Do nothing from selfishness or empty…

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Why Preaching Matters Most

  Author: Jared Musgrove   1 If you’re reading this, you’ve likely logged a lot of hours listening to sermons. Can you explain why you do this? Our postmodern contemporaries have a pretty fair lead on the anthropological truth behind our listening: Human beings are hearers. And having tapped into this reality, they are all about…

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11 GOSPEL-CENTERED WAYS TO LOVE TRUCKEE

Jesus calls us to “go and make disciples” and to love our city so that we might clearly communicate the gospel and see more people come to know him. But what does this look like practically? What does it mean to love our city? Here are 11 practical, gospel-centered ways you can love your city.   1….

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Set Free!!

I recently read a story in my devotional that painted a fascinating picture of freedom. The story was about Abraham Lincoln visiting a slave auction. Upon arriving, Lincoln saw a young black girl up on the block. Moved with compassion, he placed a bid and won her. After purchasing her, Lincoln told the young disbelieving…

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Love and Acceptance

There is something that gnaws at the heart of every living human being, a deep desire to love and be loved and the need to be accepted.  These desires are God-given desires.  Since they are God-given, then they can only be ultimately satisfied by God Himself.  But since no man on his own seeks after God…

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YOU ARE SENT

It was close to Easter Sunday seven years ago when “being sent” and “scattered” finally rang true. It was during U2’s Vertigo tour, and Bono closed out the Key Arena show with the song “Yahweh.” He sang a prayer to our city, “Take this city—a city that should be shining on a hill—take this city,…

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Who’s at Who’s Side?

It is funny how, when God is determined to speak to you, He meets you at every turn.  Whether it’s reading the Bible, a devotional or the back of the corn flakes box.  Well, today has been one of those days for me and I’m still reeling from what He has spoken to my heart….

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8 Ways to Easily Be Missional

Article by: Jonathan Dodson Missional is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life. Mission should be the way we live, not something we add onto life: “As you go, make disciples….”; “Walk wisely towards outsiders”; “Let your speech always be seasoned with salt”; “be prepared to give a…

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WHEN FOOT WASHING IS NOT ABOUT THE FEET

On the night that our Savior was betrayed, he did something astonishing. Here’s the narrative from John 13: Jesus . . . rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to…

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