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Lay Down Your Idols


The past is as done as you want it to be. Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Addiction


Now that we’ve addressed the need to lay down the things we hold against others, let’s spend the rest of this week addressing the other side of our baggage—namely, the logs in our own eyes. Let’s begin today with the … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Bitterness    


I had originally considered calling this entry “Lay Down Your Judgment” or “Lay Down Your Grudges.” Either would have worked, and I’ll touch upon them here. But I think the title I settled on captures both those ideas, and something … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Hurt


Would you rather identify yourself by your hurt, your blindness—say it: your willfulness in withholding forgiveness—or would you rather get on with your undiscovered future, by growing into your new life and identity in Christ? Continue reading

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Lay Down What’s Done 


Let’s face it: We’re all “pieces of work” in some way. And yet, all of us are also works in progress. Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Old Life: a small-group session


Laying Down Your Day (15 minutes) Leader: Note that the italicized sections of text below are for you to read aloud. Feel free to use your own wording, or just use what’s here (that’s why it’s here, after all). Have … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Shame (Part 2)


It’s not all work and struggle, though. Let’s circle back to Peter, because God uses him to give us a great “before and after” picture. Three years later, mere days after Jesus’ resurrection and appearance to the disciples—and for that … Continue reading

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