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Who Determines Our Identity?

I thought I knew who I was, a descendant of Irish, German, and English immigrants. But after having my DNA tested, followed by  family research, I was surprised to find that some of my ancestors came from Scandinavia and Spain. And upon further search, I believe I have found a ...

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Realizing Your New Identity in Christ

One of the biggest challenges we face in living the abundant life God created us for is learning to see ourselves and others through God’s eyes instead of our own. Upon accepting Jesus into our lives, even though we are immediately saved and sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13), often ...

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Who Is That in the Mirror? Your True Identity

To be honest, I haven’t always been James’ biggest fan. While I know the Bible doesn’t contradict itself, I’ve alway wrestled with him about his perspective on grace. Some of what James says is difficult to reconcile with salvation by grace alone. But this morning, I heard an explanation of one of ...

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The Victimization of Personal Responsibility

Has personal responsibility fallen victim to the “victimization industry”? It seems everywhere we turn someone is telling us we are a victim of something or someone–or that we may be if we’re not careful. It may be a noble cause to warn others of impending doom or rescue them out of their ...

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Do You Know Your Daddy?

The damage incurred by father-less homes is fully documented.  Poverty, higher rates of incarceration, substance abuse and emotional issues ravage those who do not have a strong father presence. Even in lives where the father makes an effort, “daddy-issues” often impact adult relationships negatively.  Receiving the love of a father ...

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