Saved by a Father’s outrageous love

I want to use a song from Jonathan & Melissa Helser’s latest album, Beautiful Surrender, to share my testimony about what God has done in me. This song is titled, “Outrageous Love&#…

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On the shores of our soul

In My Father's House

ShorelineI’ve alwaysenjoyed standingon an ocean shoreline. There’s something otherworldlyaboutthis experience.One world seems to endwhere another begins…where one way of travelingmust giveway to another way.It exposes our limitations,yet holds out hope for something so much more.

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Embracing grace and letting go of legalism

A good word!

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Law-GraceLegalism is insidious and deceptive. Some of the most legalistic people I know swear up and down they’re not legalistic. After all, who would actually admit such a thing?

Why do we have such a hard time embracing grace and letting go of legalism? Why are we in such denial?

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Judges 8:27 (The Trap)

We need to change the way we think about ourselves!

THE RIVER WALK

The Trap

Gideon made a sacred ephod from the gold and put it in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping it, and it became a trap for Gideon and his family. (Judges 8:27)

Read: Judges 8:18 – 9:21, Luke 23:44 – 24:12, Psalm 99:1-9, Proverbs 14:9-10

Relate: Two question pop quiz: 1) When did Gideon’s ministry begin? 2) When did Gideon’s ministry end? The answers: 1) When he destroyed an idol and made an altar. 2) When he destroyed a town and made an idol. When God first sends an angel to meet with Gideon, what does that angel say? “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” To this greeting, what does Gideon respond? “I am the weakest of the weakest.” Gideon had an insecurity problem. He didn’t see himself the same way God saw him.

The funny thing is, when you look at the evidence…

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YOU are heaven touching earth

In My Father's House

HeavenTouchingEarthDid you ever think that you are heaven touching earth? Jesus seems to think so. He placed us in heavenly places with Him (Eph.2:6), and He’s in heaven. Yet, you live right here on the earth.

So…are we in heaven or on the earth? The answer, of course, is yes.

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Halloween

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Halloween

Read: Lamentations 4:1-5:22, Hebrews 2:1-18, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 26:23

You gave them authority over all things.” Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out.
But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority. (Hebrews 2:8)

Relate: In case you were living under a rock in America or are reading this from somewhere else in the world I have an important announcement: Today is Halloween. That means it is devil’s day… right? Its the day everybody does scary things and glorifies vampires and demons and all the satanists are performing their rituals under the full moon… right? When you look into Halloween’s past, it is clearly the most evil, occultic, wicked day… right? No God fearing Christian would have anything to do with Halloween… right?

WRONG!

The devil doesn’t get a day. All things are under our authority. This isn’t a day we should cower in fear. This…

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