Tag Archives: freedom

Comments from Colossians (3:5-6)

So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (2:16-19)

Don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (1:11-14)

“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share … Continue reading

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Out of Egypt

Some time ago, I heard Christine Caine (a fellow Aussie) describe how the Israelites, when they left their slavery in Egypt and headed for the Promised Land, managed to turn an 11-day hike into a 40-year odyssey! Her one-liner that … Continue reading

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Lent: Day 17

Fasting sets us free… and we are free to fast or not. It helps us identify how dependent we have become on various comforts and luxuries. And as we say “No” to those things, it weakens their grip on our … Continue reading

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Sin, anyone?

“The easiest thing in the world is to be a Christian. What is hard is to be a sinner. Being a Christian is what we were created for.” – Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, 111. Skeptics, … Continue reading

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Jesus and Freedom

Jesus has little interest in freedom of speech, political freedom, or religious freedom. Though we value them highly, they’re barely a blip on His radar. Oppression, repression, censorship, and persecution marked the lives of everyone Jesus knew in the first … Continue reading

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