Bullies, Bitterness, and Forgiveness

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“Unoffended”: Zombies, Bad Intentions, And People Who Love Like Jesus

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“If you loved me, you would have rejoiced”

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Why I’m Glad God Chose Joseph for the first Christmas

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Unexpected Troubling News This Christmas

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Jesus’ Peace vs. The World’s Peace

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

John 14:27

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People I Know Who Most Resemble Jesus: Hold Lightly

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I’ve noticed the people I know who most resemble Jesus, hold on to their expectations ever so lightly.

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The Reason Heaven Is Heaven

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In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

John 14:2-3

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The Anxiety Graph

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Things I Heard In Church: The 3 Keys To Surviving Suffering

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I have found this to be true:

“Faith, complete humility, and absolute surrender are what carry us through suffering.”

–Joel Stephens

 

Notes:

From my notes on Joel Stephens’s excellent teaching. Heard on July 8, 2018 at Foundation Bible Fellowship, Ashland, OR

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