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The Call of Christmas

Call of Christmas Blog

The opening scene of the Christmas story is a giant advertisement for God's capacity to use ordinary people for extraordinary things. Like Mary and Joseph, saying 'yes' to God means we step into a realm of remarkable grace, a very high price tag, and the amazing opportunity to share the love and truth of Christ with others....

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Dreams, Darkness, Destiny

Dreams Darkness and Destiny

Children are inspiring because their dream-machine has not yet been damaged. They live with the hopefulness that if they can dream it, it can happen. Somehow life seems to relentlessly torpedo our instinctive dream machine until it is broken, domesticated, or forgotten. ...

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Time for a Change

Time For Change

The gradual change in colour, and then the disappearance, of leaves from tress during the autumn season is a reminder that change is a built-in component of human life. But sometimes we need a different kind of change - a change we can't produce, a change that can only be effected by God. This is what Jacob needed in Genesis 32....

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God's Dysfunctional Family

God's Dysfunctional Family

The real stories of messed up people confirm both our need for salvation and the richness of God's grace....

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Digging Wells and Building Altars

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Living in dry places is difficult unless you have access to springs of water. God has given us covenant promises including his perpetual presence. Time, tradition, neglect and doubt can cover over these wells and block access to God's provision. Following Jesus involves learning how to dig wells and build altars. ...

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Jesus Our Substitute

When God tested Abraham, he provided a ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac. Jesus is our substitute, the lamb of God sacrificed in our place. The essence of the Christian life is a perpetual looking to Jesus, trusting in Jesus, and thanking Jesus for what he has done for us. Jesus is the perfect substitute....

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A Sign of Grace

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We don't deserve grace, but God gives it anyway. Like the ark of Noah, Jesus is the one who takes us safely through God's judgment against sin. ...

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The Power of GO!

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The first word God spoke to Abraham was 'Go!'; the last word Jesus spoke to his disciples was 'Go!'. When we follow Jesus and go into the new place, people, and purpose He has for us, good things happen....

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City on a Hill

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Jesus calls his people to be a city on a hill, revealing the truth, life, and love of Christ to a world in need....

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Unashamed

Paul was unashamed of the gospel; when we understand the power of God as revealed in the gospel, neither will we be ashamed....

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