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A Few Thoughts on Grace…

Thank God forever that we are not under law, but under grace. Christianity is not a new “religion” in which we must conform to a sterile moral code to be righteous. Those who put authentic faith in Jesus Christ are born again, transformed by God’s presence working in us “both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil 2:13).

As some have put it, we don’t have to “keep a bunch of religious rules” to live righteously. Rather, we are granted supernatural Kingdom virtues inside of us like grace, love, and the Spirit of God Himself (See 1 Cor 1:4; Rom 5:5; 8:15).

So in light of these wonderful realities, I was just thinking… [click to continue…]

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“Let Us Press on to Maturity” (Heb 6:1)

Notes from men’s retreat in Motley, MN – Feb 19-21
Four ways to spiritual growth…
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Learning from Jesus, part 4

“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

Now for the second way we learn from Jesus… [click to continue…]

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Learning from Jesus, Part 3

“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

So after we take up Jesus’ yoke, we must then learn from him. In other words, acquire from him the practical knowledge of meekness.  How do we do that? [click to continue…]

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Learning from Jesus, Part 2

“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

Last blog ended with the statement that we must deliberately learn from Jesus on how to be meek. How do we do that? He gives us two specific ways I will discuss over the next two or three days.

First, take up his yoke: [click to continue…]

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Learning From Jesus

Jesus’ call is not just to come to him.  It is also to learn from him.  The essence of discipleship is learning the ways of the Master, then walking in those ways.  In fact, this passage is like an early forecast of the Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s gospel. [click to continue…]

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