04-04-12 Wednesday Night

Beautiful Outlaw Chapter 16:  Letting Jesus be Himself Encounters.mp3 Excerpt from Participant’s Guide: We should expect to encounter Jesus anytime, anywhere, everywhere. Such a simple and profound thought. Anytime? Anywhere? Everywhere? What does this truth stir up in you? Hope? Joy? Comfort? Fear? Anxiety? Be open to the ways Jesus wants to come to you. Don’t insist it be in exactly the way he comes to someone else. This artist is infi nitely creative. Don’t let someone else’s remarkable encounter with Jesus diminish the beauty of what you know of him. Hold fast to the treasures you have. But, at the same time, […]

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Dichotomy & Trichotomy

For PDF of this article click – HERE Anthropology, is the study of man. In regards the whole human being there are several views as to what makes up a human. In Christianity there are two opposing views about the essence of man. On one side was the view from naturalism that man is merely a material beast, a product of the stuff in the box, of one substance. This is called “monism.” On the other side was the biblical Christian view that man is different than the other creatures, that he is both flesh and spirit. We referred to […]

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04-01-12 Sunday Morning

Freedom from/Freedom to: End of Freed to Believe V / Intro into Freed to Love.mp3 Stir it up! – PDF Key Texts: N/A Other Texts: Matt. 15:24-28 I Jn. 5:1-5 I Jn. 4:16   I explained the difficulty I experienced in allowing God to love me. It was the single, hardest thing I have ever done in my life – and there are NO close seconds. The fear of letting go and letting God speak to my value and love me had no rivals which even came close. It terrified me to the core -even though I was deeply suspicious […]

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03-28-12 Wednesday Night

Beautiful Outlaw Chapter 15:  Clearing away the Religious Fog Excerpt from Participant’s Guide: The way a person gets angry and what they get angry about is a real clue to who they really are. So—what about Jesus? What really fries this gracious, humble, immensely patient man? If you will simply read the Gospels without bias, you cannot come to any other conclusion but that religion is the enemy—or in the hands of the enemy. Every hostile encounter Jesus has is with very “churchy” people. This spirit is the great enemy of our life with God, and it is this spirit that Jesus warned […]

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