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Julie J
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A woman of faith is also a woman of forgiveness. Forgiveness is only possible through Jesus Christ.
A woman of faith is also a woman of forgiveness. Forgiveness is only possible through Jesus Christ.

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Pen to Paper or Fingers to Keyboard
Writing blogs.  It is a challenge.  Who am I writing for?  Sometimes it is for myself.  It helps me solidify my ideas, think them through. I haven't solidified my ideas here recently. Maybe it's because they have become less of a priority and are still in f...

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I've read a lot of books over the yers about church growth, church revitalization. Recently I've been getting more stuff claiming that church planting is the only method of being good stewards, because they grow the kingdom the fastest.
I am not so sure, I know too many stories of once dying churches to say they are simply exceptions to the rule. What often is the commonality to them is a faith in God who works in our brokenness, who does incredible things when His people depend on Him. When His peace and presence that causes it is sought and shared.
If your church is struggling - look to its Lord! And find those who pint you to Him as the author of your story... some more thoughts

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Rethinking Gerhard Forde
The 20th Century Theologian Gerhard Forde likes to say that "the Gospel puts an end to the voice of the law".  The reality is that it does not. The accusations of the law to reveal our sin still has teeth, still chase us to Christ Jesus our Savior. We conti...

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Lutheranism for the Rest of Us
I love theology.  Ask anyone who knows me well and they will confirm my first sentence.  Living, breathing, and discussing God and the Bible. We can never exhaust our knowledge of God because we are finite and He is not finite.  He is a bottomless well of e...

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Who Possesses Salvation
Salvation belongs to the  Lord ;      your blessing be on your people!   Salvation is possessed by God.  He is the owner of it, He distributes it as He pleases, He is liberal with that distribution of salvation.  It is not something we own, it is not someth...

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