Union with Christ and Union with Others (With Joy #6)

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Union with Christ and Union with Others (With Joy #6)

The peace of God doesn’t just extend to our relationship with Him, it spreads and extends to those around us as well. Our union with Christ creates the opportunity for deep relationships of peace, harmony, and sacrificial love, and when it doesn't, it offers us a way forward.

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Racing Towards Joy (With Joy #5)

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Racing Towards Joy (With Joy #5)

Our lives are spent chasing a lot of different things. But what is the one thing that matters? Is it security? Influence? Self-realization? Paul challenges all of these and places racing towards experiencing our union with Christ at the top of what the Christian’s life should ultimately be.

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By Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone, In Christ Alone (A Memoir of Hope #2)

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By Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone, In Christ Alone (A Memoir of Hope #2)

At its heart, the Protestant Reformation was about recovering the glorious truth that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone. May we all know, in the deepest parts of our beings, how great God's love is for us. Hallelujah!

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I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions (Seriously? #2)

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I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions (Seriously? #2)

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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I no longer live, but Christ lives in me (Seriously? #1)

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I no longer live, but Christ lives in me (Seriously? #1)

"I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." Um, seriously? How can that even be true?

Some statements from Paul in the New Testament make clear that his experience of faith far outstrips most of ours. But maybe these same statements can help us figure out why that's so.

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Following Jesus into Suffering (Acts 9:1-22)

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I want my life to be filled with ease and luxury and peace and fulfillment. But what Jesus offers doesn’t always feel great. In fact, the New Testament teaches that to be Christian is to sign up for extra helpings of suffering. Suffering is not the gospel. But the gospel does demand our suffering, just like Saul realizes in this passage from Acts 9:1-22.

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