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Chris Gibbs
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Becoming an "All-In" Man, 1: Courageous Men
Question it: What makes you want to give up &
move on, rather than waiting for the right thing for the right reason? Read it: Acts 2:1-4 (NIV) 1  When the day of Pentecost
came, they were all together in one place. 2  Suddenly
a sound like the blowing of a ...
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Nexus, 7: What Arguing Does.
"I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean" (Romans 14:14, NIV). Plain and simple, not everyone is going to agree with how you s...
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Nexus, 6: Confronting Hurt with Honesty.
"Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister"  (Romans 14:13, NIV). You were created for nexus, for connection. You need it. You long for it. ...
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Nexus, 5: When Self-Focus is OK.
"You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowled...
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Nexus, 4: Let God Be the "Why."
"Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ...
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Nexus, 3: Don't Get Stuck in the Gray.
"One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind" (Romans 14:5, NIV). What matters to you matters to you. And it SHOULD matter to you. Understand WHY it matte...
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Nexus, 2: Judge NOT.
"Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand" (Romans 14:4, NIV). "Go in to all the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father...
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Nexus, 1: Love Doesn't Condescend
"Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person's faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who doe...
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The Intimidator is Not Your Focus.
"Say to them, 'This is what the Lord says: When people fall down, do they not get up? When someone turns away, do they not return? Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit, they refuse to return. I ha...
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Upheld.
"Here is my servant, who I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on Him, and He will bring justice to the nations" (Isaiah, 42:1, NIV). Imagine the scene. It is a Friday evening at a local mid-scale restaurant. You are out with frien...
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