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Prayer for justice

God the Holy Spirit, You are the restless breath of love that sweeps through the world. You move where you will, breaking down barriers, Stirring hearts to change, making all things possible. Inspire each one of us to hunger and … Continue reading

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Old, Wise, and Desperately in Need of God

Judges 18:1–19:30; Philippians 4:10–20; Psalm 71:1–24 Sometimes we expect that we’ll naturally grow in faith as we grow older. We tend to see elderly people as those who have been molded and shaped by life—rock-solid in their faith and untapped sources of … Continue reading

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Success Deceives

Judges 15:1–17:13; Philippians 4:2–9; Psalm 69:18–70:5 When leaders come to power, there are always people who become insistent on stopping them. It’s incredible how easy it is for people to justify envy or hatred for authority figures. Most of us have made … Continue reading

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Beyond Regret

Judges 13:1–14:20; Philippians 3:12–4:1; Psalm 69:1–17 I’ve excelled at regret. When I’ve dwelt on the wrongs I committed against other people and my offensive rebellion against God, I lost my focus. It’s difficult to be confident in our righteousness through Christ when … Continue reading

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Making Good out of Bad

Judges 11:1–12:15; Philippians 3:1–11; Psalm 68:15–35 God is renowned for working through unlikely means with the most unlikely people. During the period of the judges, there were few candidates less likely for God’s work than Jephthah himself: “Jephthah the Gileadite was a … Continue reading

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Community driven

Judges 9:22–10:18; Philippians 2:19–30; Psalm 68:1–14 By default, we flag our own needs as high priority. And we often measure our church community by how well it’s serving our needs. Caught up in our own spiritual growth, we tend to forget that … Continue reading

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A lack of vision….

– Dallas Willard-The Spirit of the Disciplines_ Understanding How God Changes Lives (1991)

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