Identifying Shame Messages

Introduction God is in the business of making broken things whole. It is through the life of His spirit that we are brought back to wholeness.  Nothing that has occurred in our past is allowed to have sovereign reign in our life when we summon the God of the universe for assistance. Those parts of […]

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Father Wounds

Equal and Opposite:  Abandonment | Enmeshment In Greek mythology there is a centuries-old story of a young man named Oedipus.  In the early 1900s, Sigmond Freud grabbed hold of this metaphorical example of an adolescent child’s relationship with his parents and referred to it as the “Oedipus Complex.” Not one for secular psychology, or Greek […]

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Surrender – Part 1

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Introduction No concept is harder for people to grasp than what it means to surrender. As sad as it sounds, many (if not […]

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Authentic Faith In Jesus

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1 NLT). Our decision to no longer live our lives as a continual expression of our past, and to fully let go and trust God with our future, demands what the Bible refers to as faith. […]

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God’s Word Transforms The Heart

God’s word empowers us and enables us to go all the way in our pursuit of Jesus.  In the passage from Romans chapter 2, nonconformity to the world does not simply mean avoidance of worldly behaviors.  If that were the case, Jesus would have been affirming the Pharisees as opposed to challenging them.  Certainly, behavior […]

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A Perfect Sacrifice

Shedding blood is a metaphor referring to the fact that without death, there is no forgiveness of sins. So, our true transformation – a profound change from the inside out – is made possible only through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  Here are several important elements of this gift that God offers […]

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Connecting Soul And Spirit

What Is the Spirit? Our spirit is God’s life in us.  It is our channel of communication with God through the Holy Spirit.  It is what makes true worship of and communion with God possible.  The spirit gives a “God-consciousness” to every believer.  It translates the things of the Spirit of God for us as […]

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