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Back to Basics: The Gospel

Monday, April 24th, 2017
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What is the gospel?  Well, it comes through repentance and faith, born of the Spirit, and it produces fruit!  Paul described his ministry "to call people to the obedience that comes from faith."  Obedience comes from saving faith!  Let's get back to the basics of the gospel and its impact!

Shame Off You!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Mark chapter 15 describes little of Jesus physical suffering on the cross.  Instead Mark focuses on the shame Jesus endured in the events surrounding his death.  How significant is shame?  And how is Jesus the answer for the shame that simmers just below the surface of everything in our lives?  Wouldn't it be great to live out of honor rather than shame?  

Running from Shame

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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People run from frantically from shame, seeking to be covered, wanted, and cleaned.  They run into more shame.  Jesus never ran from shame.  He embraced the shame of others without fear and conquered it.  Isaiah 53 prophesies the shame of the suffering messiah, Jesus.  Isaiah 54 is the response.  It takes the deepest shame of ancient times and commands it to rejoice and recieve honor.  Why?  Because of what the Messiah, Jesus has done to inihilate shame!  

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