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Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church.”  The Lord’s church was “bought with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).  It is described as the “body of Christ” (Ephesians 1:22-23), and the “family of God in heaven and on earth”(Ephesians 3:15).

Early in my Christian walk I thought, was even convinced, that the Lord’s Church (i.e.  The Church of Christ)…

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Most of the Christians I talk to don’t have too much trouble believing God loves them. They believe Jesus loves them. They may not be quite so certain about the Spirit!

God’s love for people is no secret. It isn’t a hidden or complicated doctrine. It is one of the most simple and beautiful things in all of Scripture.

God loves…

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Tony didn’t have any friends.

At eight years old, he didn’t know what it was like to play soccer or climb trees. In fact, he didn’t know how to relate to other kids at all. Except with his fists.

Tony was born with a hernia on his genitals that caused severe deformation. His parents couldn’t afford to dress him, so he…

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Be moved. Jesus took hate and hostility, the kind like our vengeance, by absorbing it into his own body. He then recycled it into love, mercy, and forgiveness. By his wounds—not his advice and not his theory—Jesus heals all of us.

Go ahead. Lead with your fuming and spewing claims of unfairness. Blast away at why you don’t need the …

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Many of us grew up with the doctrine of God’s unconditional love for humanity AND the implied belief (never directly stated but could be inferred from other things that were said) that God is waiting for you to mess up so he can wack you.

Is it “Sinners in the hands of an angry God”? Or is it God’s unconditional love for humanity? Is…

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No matter what you are going through or what you have done in your life – you are loved.

No matter who you have disappointed or who approves you – you are loved.

If you’ve goofed up big time…more than 100 times…1000 times – you are loved.

In spite of what anyone else in your life has told…

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