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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - Jesus, John 16:33 - Author Derek Maul Saturday morning my weekend men's group talked about the general topic of, "Is it possible to be a Christian part-time?" Many …

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love is never transactional

The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has sent his only Son into the world so that we can live through him. - 1 John 4:8-9Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things …

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So Shine Already! (An encouraging evening and a devotional gem)

“But my righteous one will live by faith.    And I take no pleasure    in the one who shrinks back.”But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.Hebrews 10:38-39 Today's post has two pieces: First, my absolute delight at the beauty of intentional community and the …

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moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! - 2 Corinthians 5:17 There is a lot that gives me joy here in Wake Forest, especially as regards WFPC (the reason we moved to this community, four years ago this week). But if there's one area where …

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King David and men’s ministry (don’t be a train-wreck)

NOTE: If you are looking for yesterday's post on the passing of Rebekah's step-mom, "Grand-Myrt," then click on the following link - "the grace of a great story: "goodbye" to Myrt Hubbard Alexander." TODAY: Many of you have been following my occasional commentary on the King David story. My Wednesday men's Bible-study has been reading through …

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Open hands – open hearts: body language in church…

Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary. - Psalm 26:2 HANDS: The other part of Saturday morning's excellent small group discussion (see "the gratitude-generosity equation") revolved around what Christians do with their hands when they pray. It turned out …

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“their eyes were opened, and they recognized Jesus…”

"Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him..." - Luke 24:31 Wednesday evening our men's Bible-study group talked some more about the Road to Emmaus passage in Luke's telling of the gospel story. The summary goes like this: Two of Jesus' followers were walking home, despondent, a couple of days after the crucifixion. They had heard …

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