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Everyone: What To Get Someone Who Has Everything

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Salvation is for everyone.

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This is good news!

Everyone includes me! It includes you! It includes everyone! God’s great love extends to everyone!

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School: 3 Things I Unlearned When I Found Grace

It’s amazing how simple and straightforward the naked gospel really is. In fact, most of my exposure to the New has involved more unlearning than learning. Once we remove the clutter from our theological closet, the gospel shines brightly again.

Andrew Farley, The Naked Gospel

The tricky thing about the true gospel is that it does not play well with others. I don’t mean the gospel gets mad and decides to take it’s ball and go home. When the true gospel shows up at the playground the bullies take off and if one of them tries to hang around the gospel makes them some uncomfortable that they choose to leave.

The day I finally gave up and accepted grace was the day my unlearning started. I wanted to receive rest and I received rest and an un-education. This journey of unlearning has been the best thing I’ve ever experienced. Let me tell you what I’ve learned.

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Restoration: Will Things Ever Get Better?

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There is restoration from mistakes.

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I’ve made mistakes in the past. I’ll make mistakes in the future. I’ve made mistakes today. We all do.

Mistakes

Quick poll: Who reading this hasn’t made any mistakes?

…. No one?

Ok, good. We all in the same boat.

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Realize: Lessons About God from a Chair and Candy

My daily goal should be to live in the fully-known smile of God. He’s always smiling at me, I may just not always realize it.
Bobby Shirley

I remember when I was a kid, going to an older couple home and in between their La-Z-Boy’s was a big bowl of candy. A whole bowl! Ready and waiting to be eaten. The Psalmist David says of God that He has endless pleasures at His right hand. I think it looks something like that bowl and the La-Z-Boy’s.

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Pardon: How To Unnerve People With the Truth

Forgiveness, or pardon, is not heaven any more than a medicine is health. Pardon is proclaimed freely and universally; it is perfectly gratuitous, unconditional and unlimited. But heaven is limited to those who are sanctified by the belief of the pardon.
Thomas Erskine, The Unconditional Freeness of the Gospel

While deep down I believe this statement, it still makes me a little nervous. It doesn’t make me nervous because of the potentiality that it’s a lie, but because of the potentiality that it’s the truth!

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Unconditionally: How To Love the Benevolent Judge

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God loves us unconditionally.

It’s true. Hard to really wrap our brains around it. But true, nonetheless.

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Greatness: How To Have Real Authority

Do you know what greatness looks like in God’s kingdom? – Bowl bearing, towel carrying, washing of feet.

Rusty Nelson

Serving. Preferring. Honoring.

For most of us, this is not in our nature. It doesn’t come naturally. I am one of those. I’m typically a little more selfish. I’m working on it. But it’s a process.

These are all things that Jesus modeled beautifully for us. Just the fact that He came is a picture of this.

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Establish: How To Calm Your Mind

5 Things to Establish Today


1. You are known by God.

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
Psalm 139:13-16 Message

2. If a situation is not good yet, it’s not over.

28 We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.

Romans 8:28 Voice

3. You’ve been provided with every spiritual blessing.

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

Ephesians 1:3-6 Mesage

4. There is nothing that can separate you from God.

38-39 I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

Romans 8:38-39 Message

5. God loves you as you are and where you are.

6-8 Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

Romans 5:6-8 Message

The bible is full of truths that can relate to every area and season of our lives. We must hear and believe these truths to keep our minds at peace. Believe these today to calm your mind, bring rest to your spirit, and infuse energy to your life!

Chains: How To Set People Free

Religion can only offer a chain for a chain. Only Jesus offers liberty.

Recently, on our trip to Mardi Gras for an outreach, I was troubled. If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras for an outreach, I recommend it. I’ve told people over and over that it was “awesome and overwhelming.” The amount of sin is overwhelming. The prospects of seeing people come to know Jesus loves them is awesome!

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Similar: How To Restore Broken Things

How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.

Fred Rogers

Most all of us have friends. Most all of have been hurt by friends at some point. Some of us have given up on friends that have hurt us.

We learn in the Gospels that Jesus was hurt by His friends. He surrounded Himself with 12 completely unqualified people and potentially questionable morals.

Tax collectors.
Zealots.
Selfish.
Greedy.
Thieves.

Jesus wasn’t afraid to be associated with these people. He didn’t avoid the “very appearance of evil.” He was in the world but not of it. He chose to relate to those who were outcasts, outliers, and outside.

Jesus was, and is, a master restorer.

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