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A Birthplace of Creativity

If you have read Edith Schaeffer’s book What Is A Family? you will probably agree that it belongs among the masterpieces, and is certainly one of the most inspiring and useful books about the concept of family that you can find. A new reading of chapter three, however, can provide…

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Posted in Christian Living Suffering and Grief

Walking Through the Valleys

As I walked through the valleys of abuse, unfairness, pain, depression, loss and grief in my own life, nothing has been more important to me than remembering the Lord’s promises and listening to the words of comfort that He shares with us in His word. Some of them have come…

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A Theology of Ministry

The New Testament uses the common term diaconia to express the concept of ministry. This term describes the service that constitutes the function of the diaconos or minister. In our context, it indicates service within the Christian church. Ministry, then, is service: service to God first, and to God’s people…

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Posted in Christian Living Dealing with Sin Relationships

Forgiveness

Perhaps the best way to start our study on forgiveness is to actually pause and think. Yes, let’s think together. Can anyone of us claim to be sinless, that we have never done anything wrong? Indeed, we are all sinners, and we have all rebelled against God in one way…

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Posted in Christian Discipleship The Church

Looking for the Ideal Church?

Are you on a quest to find the Ideal Church? Perhaps you know the one I mean. It is the church where no errors of doctrine or practice ever occur. In the Ideal Church, grace, obedience and legalism are always clearly understood and distinguished. The pastor never gives a boring,…

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