Tag Archives: identity in Christ

Out of Our Heads and into the Streets


“The antidote to excessive introspection is not to completely forget myself, but to look more to the Lord Jesus Christ, which leads to thinking rightly—and less often—about myself.” Continue reading

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Repent and Believe… Simple, Right?


There’s a number of things I really like about this book; there’s other things about it that are rather distracting/annoying (and which may or may not be the author’s fault). As such, it’s kind of the epitome of “three-and-a-half stars.” Whether … Continue reading

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Put on Your New Self


Whatever we truly do for God, it is Christ in us. Whatever holiness we have is not ours to take credit for, but Christ’s to be glorified with. Even then, it is not what Christ does, but who Christ is—and … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Old Life: a small-group session


Have everyone take their shoes off before entering your meeting area. If this is your first time together, ask group members to introduce themselves and share what they’re each hoping to get out of this study. (You can ask this … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Old Identity


Our first devotional runs longer than usual, but that’s only fitting. After all, it’s going to take a little time to get to know each other. So let’s start in…. Many Christians today believe—or at least live as if they … Continue reading

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Season 1: Growing in Jesus


The first person you need to disciple is yourself. It’s that easy, and it’s that hard. And perhaps more to the point, we need to learn to let Jesus disciple us. We follow Him. Therefore, in this opening season—and really, … Continue reading

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Bringing the Gospel to Middle School


Truly gospel-centered curriculum is pretty hard to find to begin with, let alone for middle-schoolers, who are all-too-often overlooked as an audience . Deborah Harrell and Jack Klumpenhower have just made that task, at least, noticeably easier. Deborah Harrell and Jack Klumpenhower. What’s … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety


Been awhile since I wrote something… you know… as just writing. So here goes…. roll with the rambling—there is a point to it, even if I’m still trying to fully nail it down myself…. That said, a lot of the … Continue reading

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Who We Are, Where We’re Going, and How We Get There


(or: How I Spent My Extended Summer Vacation, 2011 version) Buckle up, friends—this’un’s gonna be almost as autobiographical as informative. But the back story does inform the official one. So bear with me…. For the final 4 1/2 years I was … Continue reading

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Gospel Identity: The Reviews Start Coming in….


Originally posted on Confessions of a Futon Reformer:
At this year’s General Assembly of the PCA, I received a preview copy of New Growth Press’s small group materials. I was excited because I am a big fan of New Growth…

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