The Demands of Freedom, Galatians 5:24-6:18

“The Demands of Freedom.” Rescue. That is a powerful word. It indicates we are “enslaved” or “trapped” or “under the influence or control of” something…

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Paul’s Leadership Crisis Galatians 4:12-5-1

I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. After his personal plea (“become like me”), Paul begins to give specific insight to the Galatians. He does this first of all by taking their own perspective.

Join Dr Richard Parrott as he leads us through Galatians 4:12-5:1.

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The Living Spirit of the Living God

God brings moments of inner healing to your life, moments that almost pass by unless we see them and give God the praise. Here are three examples:

You hurt because of what someone said or didn’t say…

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Give us this day our daily bread…

Lord, I can change the way I spend and, to some degree, the way I earn. But, the deeper change is more challenging. Daily bread becomes an obsession. It becomes something to fret over. It quickly is all consuming. This is an issue of presence; its presence in my thoughts and fears can be cancerous. The worries of daily bread start to eat me alive.

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Friends of Koinonia (Dr. Parrott’s Sunday School Class) President’s weekly Email

I must claim that last Sunday’s class was an answer to prayer. If you were not there, class began promptly; Dr. Parrott spoke about Paul’s message to the church in Galatia concerning being saved by grace alone; Dr. Parrott entertained some questions, comments, and discussion; and then the class shared announcements and prayer concerns before being dismissed right on time. It was all great. You see, I had asked God for just such a miraculous balance. The balance, like our visitors, confirmed the spiritual health of our small group. PTL.

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Below the Bottom Line

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Matthew 16:26

Helping people take hold of the deeper priorities of life is something I do in a seminar exercise called, “Below the Bottom Line.” Everyone is given a blank sheet of paper.

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Scrooge in May: A Story of Forgiveness

It was my oldest son’s 5th birthday (that was more than 25 years ago). His grandfather (my dad) wanted to send a special present. I told my father, “This is simple. He wants a two-wheeled bike, but he will need training wheels.”

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She Sold Her Possessions and Moved; that’s Faith!

We use the word faith is two very different ways. First, there is “the Faith,” meaning accepting the doctrines and beliefs of the church. There are a few places in the Bible where faith is used in this way, but not many. Second, there is “faith that trusts,” meaning faith that results in action, putting your trust in God. This is the meaning of faith in most of the Bible.

Let me give you a human example of faith as a verb: May 2012, my wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary.* It was more than a decade ago, I asked Shirley to marry me. I shared my heart with her, “you are the one I love, and I want us to build a life together.”

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Pathways With Jesus

Jesus declared, “I am the way… no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). There is but One Way, yet, within that way is a path that connects especially with the way God created you.

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Partners With God

  The Christian life is not a passive endeavor, but requires work, your work and God’s work.  Read this verse carefully:   Work out your…

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