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Lay Down Your Gifts   


Let’s start today by revisiting Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy-two from a few weeks ago. The seventy-two certainly had something to rejoice in when they used the gifts they had received: “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Blessings        


You could spend a lifetime dealing with what Jesus brings up in the Sermon on the Mount. And you will. Eternal life starts now. Continue reading

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Lay Down Like a Lion


He crouched, he lay down like a lion and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed are those who bless you, and cursed are those who curse you. (Numbers 24:9) As I first pulled together the ideas for this … Continue reading

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Lay Down in Peace  


We can get so worked up whenever someone criticizes God or Christians. We want to run to God’s defense—or honestly, much of the time, our own—and say just the right thing that will shut that other person up (in love, … Continue reading

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Lay Down in Safety


As we walk according to the Spirit, we do not fully know where we he is taking us. But we do know that the Spirit is in front of us, leading us, and ready to guide and protect us as … Continue reading

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Lay Down in Silence


As we examined last week, we’re often slaves to our own agendas without even realizing it. We can become so paralyzed by self-analysis and self-inflicted hurry that we forget how to simply be obedient in the things God’s already called … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Agenda  


We’ve had to lay down a lot so far. Some of it has no doubt been difficult; maybe it’s even felt unnecessarily negative to some. But we have a much longer journey ahead, and we need to travel light—especially since … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Future: a small-group session


For this session, you’ll need…. beanbags, stress balls, or other soft items that can be tossed around—two for every group of four or five Laying Down Your Day (10 minutes) Have everyone get into subgroups of four to five. (If … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Fears


A great deal of the sin in our lives is little more than a lame attempt to protect ourselves from the possibility of being sinned against. Whether it’s a preemptive strike or a full-scale retreat, we’ll do just about anything … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Expectations    


Stop expecting too much from yourself spiritually, or otherwise. Stop expecting instant regeneration, or instant success. Trust God as you once did. Don’t try to anticipate his moves before he’s made them. Allow him to grow you at his pace, instead of thinking you can run out ahead. Continue reading

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