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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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Pick Up Your New Life


I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me … Continue reading

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Pick Up Your Cross


Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your New Life — a small-group session


For this session, you’ll need…. A small (or at least cheap), wrapped “re-gift” from/for everyone in your group. Note: If you have time, turn your opening experience into a full-blown “white elephant party.” Or do it as prescribed below. The … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Life


Death is not just the end of life—it is the returning of life to its Creator. It is not a loss, but a fulfillment. All the laying down of all the pieces of our lives are but a rehearsal for … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Dreams


I am becoming increasingly convinced, as I get older, that God does not demand our obedience simply because it honors him. That is, of course, a true and healthy reason to do it; and I wouldn’t even bothering arguing with … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Crown


 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him (James 1:12). Be faithful unto death, and I … Continue reading

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