"I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions." Um, seriously?

"I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions." Um, seriously?

Paul is joining in the work of Jesus, filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions, and carrying both the life and death of Jesus in his own body everywhere he goes. And beyond Paul's claim that he can help Jesus with His work, he goes on to show throughout the rest of Colossians that we can too.

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7 Keys to a Life-Giving Christmas

7 Keys to a Life-Giving Christmas

Christmas is the celebration of Life Himself entering the world to overcome the death and decay that surround us. So it only makes sense that Christmas should be life-giving, not soul-killing. The rest of the year might have dragged you through the mud, but you can still use your Christmas to seek restoration and wholeness. Here are seven ideas on how.

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48 Reasons to Worship Jesus this Christmas

48 Reasons to Worship Jesus this Christmas

God becoming human is the central fact of the history of the world—if that’s the case, there are infinitely many reasons we could list to give thanks for it. Here are 48 of them to start off your Christmas right.

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Lost at Sea: When My Emotions Hinder Faith

Lost at Sea: When My Emotions Hinder Faith

I hope that having faith doesn't depend on how I feel. If it does, I'm in deep trouble. My emotions can cause me to drift away from faith--from drawing near to God with the confidence that He rewards those who seek Him. My emotions are not always friendly to my faith.

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Our Enemy This Election

Our Enemy This Election

There’s an enemy wreaking havoc in our country. It’s not Hillary Clinton, nor is it Donald Trump. Neither one of them has the kind of dominant power that this enemy possesses over us. This sinister ruler is deceiving. It’s lurking in the shadows.

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Not Abandoned

Not Abandoned

Jesus doesn't abandon His disciples. His grace heals us again and again when we fail to follow Him. Wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, Jesus has grace that’s strong enough to heal you. His inexhaustible grace is bigger than your guilt and shame.

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