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Losing Control (sixteenth in a series)

Over the weeks I’ve written about the need to surrender our will, our virtues, our loved ones and our financial resources, but as I bring this series to a close, it is important to point out that even our thoughts, whether inane, profound or practical, should be yoked to Jesus. Since our relationship with Jesus is of such an intimate and intricate nature (John 14:23; Galatians 2:20) we should withhold nothing from him, inviting him to inhabit our mind in such a waythat he is privy to everything that runs through it. Continue reading

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Losing Control (first in a series)

A person with an overly developed sense of responsibility tends to think that if they don’t take charge of something it won’t get done; or, more to the point, that it won’t be done right. It’s not that they think they can do things better than everyone else. More often than not, they just want to steer events toward an outcome they know they can live with. This is what it means for them that something is done “right.” Such a person makes it their business to have a directing hand in every thing that in some way effects their life, or the lives of those they care about. Is this now starting to sound familiar? Continue reading

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Scripture (last in a series)

For the past ten weeks I’ve shared my thoughts about Scripture with you. This week we hear from some well-known (and not so well-known) Christians on this topic:

Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Biblein the world. His house is now a distribution center for Bibles in many languages. – Corrie ten Boom Continue reading

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