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CLICHES + CHRISTIANS = CHRISTIAN-ESE

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

We've all heard them, cheesy cliches that do nothing but annoy us. When cliches happen within the Church it's a whole new level of cheesy. When you take Christians and add cliches you end up with an entirely new language which I call "Christian-ese." This article addresses about a dozen of those...

Article | Updated Jul 7, 2014 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Christian,Christians,Christianity,Cliche,Cliches,Sayings,Phrases,Church,God,Jesus,Christ,Lord,Humor,Churches,Annoying

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Ways We Weigh Down Our Way

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

Life is hard enough and what do we do? We make it even harder. This article lists ten things we do that make our life harder than it needs to be, or ten ways we weigh down our way.

Article | Updated Jul 2, 2014 | Reads: 17 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Life,Burden,Burdens,Hard,Difficult,Motive,Motives,Malicious,Philippians,Selfish,Corinthians,Jeremiah,God,Jesus,Lord,Christ,Christian,Believer,Believers,Churched

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PURPOSE IN PAIN

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

There are some positives that come with pain, trials, and suffering. They are hard to see and remember when you're in the midst of the ordeal, but keeping these things in mind will help keep us grounded.

Article | Updated Jun 22, 2014 | Reads: 30 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: Pain,Suffering,Suffer,Trials,Chronic,Fibromyalgia,Tribulations,Romans,Corinthians,Purpose,God,Jesus,Christ,Lord,Illness,Illnesses,Doctor,Doctors,Skeptical,Groaning

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Rethinking God's Judgment

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

Are we focusing on what God considers important or what we consider important? How one answers this question influences their view of God's final judgment.

Article | Updated Jun 21, 2014 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: Judge,Judgement,Judgment,God,Jesus,Christ,Lord,Questions,Heaven,Hell,Death,Eternity,Christian,Christianity,Hebrews,Theology,Doctrine,Peter,Driscoll,Piper

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CHRISTIANS WE DON'T NEED

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

The church faces many struggles. Sadly, certain Christians add to the trouble the church is forced to deal with. This article addresses two of the types of Christians that need to change their way of thinking.

Article | Updated Jun 21, 2014 | Reads: 14 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Biblical,Bible,Scripture,Scriptural,Legalist,Legalism,Legalistic,Ecumenical,Ecumenicalist,Ecumenicalism,Christian,Jesus,Christ,Believer,Believe,Church,Churches,Holy,Spirit,Doctrine

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A CASE FOR UNMARRIED MINISTERS: "The Husband Of One Wife"

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

Does a Church leader have to be married? Can a single pastor minister efficiently to the body of Christ? So many people misapply Scripture when it comes to answering these questions. This article takes a look at why elders, deacons, and pastors are not required to be married. In addition, I take...

Article | Updated Jun 17, 2014 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Single,Married,Divorce,Divorced,Pastor,Pastors,Ministers,Minister,Elder,Elders,Deacon,Deacons,Ministry,Church,Leader,Leaders,Leadership,Unmarried,Marriage,Marriages

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Secular Music In Church Is Blasphemous... Or Is It?

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

Church services can often times be far from engaging. In order to reach people they must be engaged with what's going on. One of the ways to do this is by using appropriate secular music, although it's controversial too many in the church. Controversial or not, one thing my experience has showed...

Article | Updated Jun 14, 2014 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Church,Service,Worship,Music,Secular,Praise,Engage,Engaging,Engaged,God,Christ,Welcome,Hymn,Hymns,Organ,Organs,Feeling,Feelings,Jesus,Unchurched

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REPENTANCE - YES I BELIEVE IN IT

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

I am often accused of having to great of a focus on grace. I don't actually know how that is possible if grace is truly understood. Nevertheless, here are some tidbits on repentance as it is commanded from those who are under the rule of Christ.

Article | Updated Jun 12, 2014 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Repentance,Repent,Repents,Christian,God,Jesus,Christ,Lord,Saviour,Savior,Grace,Gospel,Redemption,Forgiveness,Forgive,Driscoll,Martin,Luther,Spurgeon

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DOES SIZE MATTER? (Part 2 Of 2)

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

The conclusion of a two part article on what makes a church or ministry healthy and effective with the exclusion of its size. The number of people that attend or are being affected is not an appropriate gauge on the effectiveness of a minstry. Doing the right thing for the right reasons is what...

Article | Updated Jun 7, 2014 | Reads: 16 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: Church,Churches,Ministry,Ministries,Large,Small,Effective,God,Jesus,Christ,Love,Size,Struggle,Struggling,Leader,Leaders,Leadership,Success,Successful,Creative

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SINCE YOUR PASTOR WON'T TELL YOU, I WILL

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

Ministers usually have no shortage of things to say, but there are many things they wish they could say but cannot. Churches claim they want honesty, but the unrealistic demands put on ministers don't allow this to always be true.

Article | Updated Jun 2, 2014 | Reads: 43 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: Pastor,Pastors,Minister,Ministers,Ministry,Ministries,Church,Churches,Communication,Speaking,Truth,Honest,Honesty,Job,Jobs,Evangelize,Evangelization,Friend,Friends,Life

Calm Down

By Dlcannon  (booksie.com)

taken from my book,

Poetry | Updated Jun 1, 2014 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: About,Rubina,Dias,&,Her,Psychiatric,Hospitalization,Cigarettes,An,Anxiety,Tranquilizer,Jesus,Christ,God

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Our Lord, Our Dearest Leader

By Poemguy69  (booksie.com)

A comparison of two lives

Poetry | Updated May 30, 2014 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Lord,Leader,Christianity,North,Korea,Kim,Jong,Un,Jesus,Christ,God,The,West,South,Hell,Concentration,Camp,Death,Treason,Dictatorship

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KNOW GOD BY KNOWING JESUS

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

How does one "find God?" The way this is done is both simple and profound. We know God by knowing Jesus. In particular, the cross of Jesus reveals some truths about the Father. This article takes a brief look at this fact.

Article | Updated May 28, 2014 | Reads: 11 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Know,Knowing,God,Jesus,Christ,Cross,Resurrection,Life,John,Hebrews,Colossians,Justice,Romans,Love,Relation,Relational,Relationship,Isaiah,Hosea,Corinthians

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The Over-emphasis Of Both Hyper-Calvinism And Arminianism

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

The battle between Calvinists and Arminians continues to rage on. A large part of the problem is a misunderstanding of true historical evangelical Calvinism. Many mistake Hyper-Calvinism for historic Calvinism and this causes confusion. Both Hyper-Calvinism and Arminianism over-emphasize in...

Article | Updated May 24, 2014 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: John,Calvin,Calvinism,Calvinst,Calvinists,Jacob,Armenius,Arminian,Arminianism,Arminianist,Hyper,Evangelical,Historic,Creeds,Creed,Creedal,Christianity,Christ,Jesus,God

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The Commands Of God Are NOT Burdensome???

By Truegraceministries  (booksie.com)

God's commands are a burden...or are they? We cannot keep His commands, it is impossible. So, how are we to be perfect as He instructs us to be?

Article | Updated May 23, 2014 | Reads: 9 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: God,Jesus,Christ,Commandments,Command,Commands,Yoke,Burden,Burdensome,Easy,Light,Bible,Scripture,Scriptures,Testament,Christian,Christianity,Grace,Substitution,Cross


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