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Put Your Faith in Practice!

Put Your Faith in Practice!

“Remove Christ from the Scriptures and there is nothing left”, states Martin Luther. That is so true. Without Christ there would not be a way back to God. Without Christ there would not be life and more life to come. Without Christ we would be lost. That’s why I agree wholeheartedly with Paul writing:  For my part, I am going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified…

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Crossing Back to Life

Crossing Back to Life

Are you discouraged? Burdened? Homesick? Burned-out? Cross back into Life! God is waiting for you to cross back home to him. Crab your Bible because “the Holy Scriptures are our letters from home” like Augustine put it. The Bible will be your map back to Life. “The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.”(Warren Wiersbe)   Stick with what you learned…

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God vs. World

God vs. World

Here are my reflections based on Luke 22:63-23:12, MSG. It is pretty tough to read this text. It feels bad to see how terribly Jesus was treated. It feels bad to think that we are capable to do such horrible things. It feels bad to think that we would turn our backs to Jesus wanting his death when it would be for our benefit to do against God’s will. This Bible story illustrates, however, that God’s will will happen no…

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Breath of God

Breath of God

It’s Melodic Monday! Today’s song is Shane and Shane‘s Breath of God. (Music by Shane Barnard & Caleb Carruth, lyrics by Shane Barnard.) This song is perfect for the Holy Week. Here are the lyrics: A life you cannot defineA purpose thats benignThey need to see and believeBe led to the rugged treeThe one on which he cried not for his pain but for our debtThe very same tree that He conquered deathIt was an unfair deal on the part…

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Living Well: A Blessing or an Achievement?

Living Well: A Blessing or an Achievement?

“Living well is the best revenge” is an old saying that encourages us to move on with our lives after disappointments and concentrate in living well. An online dictionary tells us that well-being is “The state of being healthy, happy, or prosperous; welfare”. Probably something we all want. The ways we think we can achieve it varies from person to person. Living well for me is living according to God’s will. This does not mean prosperous living but simple living….

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