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What’s the Point of Sanctification?

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In many of his letters, Paul uses a word that might sound scary or too theological for the everyday Christian. This word is sanctification. While sanctification may not be a word we use everyday, it is something that’s for all believers. If this is true, what role do we play in our own sanctification, if any? Romans 6 will be our guide in understanding the balance between the status and...

Learning to be Gracious When We’d Rather Judge Others

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“Judge not, that you be not judged.” The words Jesus spoke in Matthew 7:1 can be a hard message to live by. I want to be up front and honest with you: I’m not perfect. I am tempted to judge people for a variety of reasons, but maybe primarily because judging them makes me feel good. It makes me feel better about myself. When I judge people, I may or may not be accurate in what I think about them...

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Why Is the World So Broken?

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The world is ripe with brokenness. Natural disasters rage, conflicts ensue, and bitterness stirs within. Death is rampant and suffering is widespread. Around 690 million people go to bed hungry every night, and approximately 150,000 people die daily. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, thus separating families, and suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Where...

What Renewable Energy Taught Me About God’s Grace

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As a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to take a college-level English class at the university I now attend full time. There were 3 major papers due in the class, one of which was a research paper, with the topic of renewable energy. I was stressed about writing on this topic, as I knew next-to-nothing about it. But renewable energy proved to be an intriguing study. After hours upon...

Lust Was My Story (But It’s Not the End of My Story)

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Honesty feels great. But it’s also unbelievably painful. This is probably going to be the most uncomfortable article I will ever write. So be it. I’m done with skeletons in my closet. I hope after this you will be as well. This is the story of my life. A lot of people assume that just because I was baptized at thirteen and have never gone to jail or done drugs, I have the typical “good...

Changed From Top to Bottom–God’s Radical Work of Grace

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Have you ever experienced a huge life change? I’m sure you have. You might think of the time you moved to a new city, changed jobs, or made a huge life decision. Some might think of when they got married, had a baby, or made a new friend that changed their life. Maybe on the other end of the spectrum, someone died, got sick, or walked out of your life. One way or another, we’re all familiar...

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rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →