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Danny Dowell
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Context and Love
All scripture speaks to us. God is speaking and when we open scripture we can expect God will have something to say. Sometimes we miss the point of what God is trying to say. Sometimes we are not sure what the point is of what God has to say. God is alwa...
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Building Up
As people of the church we strive to build up others. Building others is the central focus of going to church. The church is a body and we care for others in the body of the church. It is easy to focus on ourselves and forget that the church is for others...
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Faith is about Joy
Faith is about finding joy in God. When we have joy in God our lives will spill forth into blessing the world. This is why Augustine says "Love God and do what you please." We often ask "Where will we be of must use in serving God?" Often we can best answ...
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The Love of God
God is always with us even when we do not see his presence. We are often to close to things to see the hand of God. When we do not see what God is doing we are called to live by Faith. Faith that God is at work even when we do not see it. Faith that God ...
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Perseverance
Perseverance through hard times can be difficult. God calls us to perseverance in our faith. Fortunately for us any task God calls us to do God also gives as assistance to do. The assistance can be in many forms: the Spirit of God in us, prayer, scripture, ...
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Listening to Scripture
At times we are tempted to think Scripture is hard to understand. There are certainly passages which challenge us. It is important when approaching Scripture to focus on what we do understand. We can always seek greater understanding of many mysteries, ho...
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Thought and Feeling
Living for Christ requires thought. It is easy to think of living for Christ as living based off of feeling. Certainly we must live for Christ with the feeling from our heart, however, without the assistance of thought our direction will easily end off. L...
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Faith
Faith is trusting in God's goodness to us even when we do not see how God is with us. It is easy to judge many of the characters in scripture for their faults. We have never done this or that we may think. The problem of course is that if we look inside o...
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Mutual Benefit
The human tendency is to see the world as a zero sum game. One persons win is another persons loss. In reality the world often offers the tendency for our "winning" to be a blessing for others. If we look towards success as a way to bless others we will o...
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