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You Can Live Set Apart & as Salt and Light

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Living Set Apart as Salt and Light

Tension in the Christian Life The people of God are known in this day as the church. The church is understood properly by several analogies or descriptions in Scripture — the body of Christ, the ekklesia, the elect of God, the chosen lady, the bride of Christ, and so on. All of these have commonality while describing different facets of our relationship to God as His people, and our relationships with each other. How to Be “Set Apart” One interesting way of describing this relationship is the commonwealth of God. This is a covenantal term, describing a bonding together for. . .
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I Did Not Come to Bring Peace but a Sword

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I did not come to bring peace but a sword.—Jesus

Jesus Talked About Family Conflict We are a people at war. This war is not always fought out in the marketplace, in the broader culture, or in the church. It is often fought in the confines of the family. Jesus, in one of the most uncomfortable of all His uncomfortable sayings, tells the disciples this in Matthew 10:34-39: Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her. . .
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Building the Kingdom of God is a Family Mission

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Build the Kingdom of God in Your Family During times of war a wise commander deploys his soldiers according to a strategic plan. Missions are carefully planned and then manned with well-equipped warriors so that objectives are achieved, positions are held, and enemy territory is taken. And so it is with the Lord of Hosts, the One who commands the armies of Heaven. Our God has an eternal plan for dominion, one that is moving forward one heart, one household, one community at a time. The reality of the Kingdom of God and our part in it is something that. . .
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Is Evangelism Worth It?

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Is evangelism worth it?

Evangelism Disappointments If you’ve ever found yourself discouraged or beating yourself up over how poorly you handled a situation where you were trying to share your faith, I have sort of an inoculation for you. This is not a license to succumb to the fatalistic tendencies that often prevail among Calvinists. “Since God predestines everything, I’ll play video games all night and skip out on going to our church’s neighborhood outreach.” This is more for the times we do what God calls us to do and things don’t work out the way we pray they will. When this happens to. . .
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Worship is a Good Offense

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Worship is a Good Offense—Defense of the Faith

Worship is for Believers The past two Lord’s Days, a few of our members shared with me how they wept through portions of our worship service. These emotions are not uncommon as believers bask in God’s glory with understanding of what is going on in His presence. The sense of holy awe before the throne moves our whole being. When we leave we are different people. In order to have a good defense of the faith, we need to have a good offense. That’s what worship is. Worship is the fountainhead from which all of life springs. But worship is. . .
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Salty & Lighty

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Salty & Lighty

Giving a Defense The role of the Christian, as far as I can tell from Scripture, is to simply act like one. Scripture is telling us how this comes about, what it is and what it means. That’s about ninety-nine percent of the job. The other one percent is “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” (I Peter 3:15). We evangelicals usually get it the other way around and mess up the wording of the latter, translating it thusly: “always be ready to be on the. . .
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Heralding the Good News

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Heralding the Good News

It is false to say that what we don’t know can’t hurt us, especially when it comes to the Bible. If ever there were anything we need to know, it is the very Word of God. That said, what is in all likelihood worse than what we don’t know about the Bible is what we do know that just isn’t so. Consider the Great Commission. Go Into All the World This, of course, is something we ought to be infinitely familiar with. These are not just the words of Jesus, as if that weren’t enough, but the “last” words of Jesus,. . .
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Hospitality: Serving a Killer Meal

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Hospitality: Serving a Killer Meal

Hospitality Feeds Souls Hot dogs, baked beans, and chips—that’s the first dinner I served our next door neighbor boy. (Hey, it was a bad week!) Perhaps not the most nourishing meal for his body, but this dinner fed his soul. Nick is like many twelve-year-old boys in our country. Both parents work full-time outside the home, he is an only child, public schooled, and most of his meals go from box to microwave to TV tray. We rarely saw him outside. He relied on video games and movies to fill his lonely after-school hours. His parents are nice people, church. . .
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The Good Life

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We went to a party today. And when I say party, I don’t mean the sanitized Christian kind where there are…Christians. I mean PARTYYYY party. One of Brett’s old co-workers had turned 50, and she was throwing a big bash out at the lake house. She even invited Brett and me–and our whole family. She loves our family. So, we went. It’s always the kind of outing I have to mentally gear up for. I mean, I love her; I really do. But the crowd is not made up of our people. It’s ‘them.’ ‘They’ are mostly aging yuppies, every. . .
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