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He knows

Do you ever just feel like crap? Friend, Jesus knows. He knows what it's like to be rejected. Betrayed. Despised. Scorned. Shamed. Abandoned. Alone. He's borne all that for us so that: we would never have to experience eternal rejection from God we have a close friend and older brother who has gone before us we can be with him, in perfect, loving and joyful song for all et...
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Sex, Sin and Suffering

This truly is a sexual revolution. But in the fight for freedom and egalitarianism, we all lose. We devalue sex. Devalue marriage. Devalue your body. Devalue authority. Devalue life. Sex is about pleasure not about commitment. Marriage is about feelings not about covenant. Your body is only as good as others perceive it. Authority structures exist to be broken. Abortion is about choic...
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The Paradox of Self-Control

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. - Proverbs 25:28 Let's talk about being self-controlled. If you're a Christian, you know it's important, cause the bible talks about it quite a lot (1 Cor 10:13; Gal 5:22-23; 2 Pet 1:5-7; 1 Cor 9:24-27; 2 Tim 1:7; Prov 16:32; 1 Pet 4:7; Tit 2:12...) Sometimes self-control comes pretty easily, such as saying no t...
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The Dream Wedding

Her big day had finally come, the day she had been planning since she was five - a ceremony twenty-five years in the making. As the last guests arrived and the bridal party lined up, she sat out of sight by herself in a side room, waiting for the big reveal. She stared at the old wooden door separating her from all her friends and family. The minutes crawled along like hours. A tear fell ou...
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On being the odd one out

  Sometimes in life you just feel lonely.   Often it's because you believe in a man named Jesus who supposedly walked the earth two thousand years ago. And thus, you call yourself a Christian, go to church and bible studies, and serve in ministries throughout the week.   And sometimes you feel like the whole world around you is moving on, having fun, and leaving you ...
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Books That Changed My Life

The book nerd is back - with a new list of amazing reads you should probably delve into this year. Now the bible's pretty sweet, but how great is it that God speaks through secondary means such as preachers and authors? Under each book listing I've written my personal experience of how the book interacted with my life. These three books are very easy (and enjoyable) to read - but I've...
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When I Grow Up

Being raised in Sydney is such an incredible privilege. It’s a land so full of freedom and opportunity. So much so, that from as little as 5 or 6, we are encouraged to complete this sentence: “When I grow up, I want to be ____” I remember answering that I wanted to become an "animal doctor". My friends aspired to hairdressing, teaching, and firefighting. There was even a boy whose dream ...
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The Spiritual High, Good or Bad?

The spiritual high - that rush of emotions when you feel something take over you after that hard-hitting talk took hold... you decide to recommit; read the bible every day; stop your life of putting sin first and place God first; and you inevitably fail. I am not against a spiritual high, nor am I against the emotional response present at many events, as long as the spiritual Christian at that...
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Gospel-Centered Conversations

If you know me, you'd know I'm not the best conversationalist. I'm not very talkative and am often thinking about the task to complete on my to do list. So then, I write this with great humility as I reflect upon the truths of the gospel. You see, if Jesus is king over everything, that also means he is king over our the way we communicate with each other. The nature of the gospel transfo...
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Profile of the Lukewarm

This post is an excerpt from a book called 'Crazy Love' by Francis Chan. In chapter 3, he provides a list of characteristics that make up a 'lukewarm' Christian - people who live comfortable lives without real affection toward God (see Revelation 3:15-16). Read and reflect.   Lukewarm people attend church fairly regularly. It is what is expected of them, what they believe "goo...
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