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The Christian faith is best understood as an exchange of life – me in Christ and Christ in me.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The Christian life is lived by Jesus within the believer.

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…” (Galatians 2:20a)

The Christian life is lived in community with other believers as we struggle together to be transformed.

“My children, I am again suffering labor pains for you until Christ is formed in you.” (Galatians 4:19)

The Christian life is observed by others as believers love one another.

“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.  By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  ( John 13:34-35)

Annie, Dave & Me

During this week of prayer for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American missions, I would like to share a story I recently heard from a friend, Dave, and the lessons it taught me.  He has a certain place where he has hanged a world map on the wall and marked it according to the missionaries and ministries he’s familiar with and participates with.  Each Saturday he will go to this room and “soak in the tub” while he...

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4 Activities You Can Do Today to Disciple Someone

Sometimes discipleship is made to sound too mechanical and difficult, leading to most followers of Christ not personally discipling others as Jesus’ commanded (Matthew 28:18-20).  Since Jesus’ command was universal to all of His followers, He expects each one to take it personally as His vision for their life. In the last letter written by Paul that was included in the Canon of Scripture, he spoke to Timothy about enduring and suffering for the cause of the Gospel of Jesus…

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God, Cancer, and Carolyn

While making a recent hospital visit to ‘minister to’ a family that is part of our church, Jack and Carolyn Morton, I had an unexpected conversation with them that was more like they ministered to me.  Yes we discussed Jack’s unexpected cancer diagnosis and the plan of treatment.  We discussed how the children and grandchildren were doing with the shock of the news.  We talked about what was going on at church. All of this was good, but here is…

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