Words of Grace – The Battle Begins

Repentance, faith, and public identification with Jesus through baptism are the beginning of warfare for the Christian and the church. This is a reality that must be recognized if we are to live faithfully to Christ in the world. Acts 2 is filled with the good work of the Holy...

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Words of Grace – The Holy Spirit and the Heart

We live in a day when we have little room in our lives for feeling bad. Taken to the extreme, this kind of thinking leaves no room for the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. There is no virtue in self-loathing, shame, and sorrow over deeds when these...

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Words of Grace – The Holy Spirit and History

A good way to kill a party conversation is to tell someone you were a history major in college. People automatically assume you are into names, dates, and war facts, not music, sports, and good food. While history may not be many people’s favorite subject in school, no one can...

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Words of Grace – Messaging

“We hear them telling in our own language the mighty works of God.” Acts 2:11 There are times when people repeat back to me what they think I said in a sermon or a conversation. I am often surprised that what they heard is not what I meant to say. I have learned the...

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