What Does It Mean that God Makes Us Complete?

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May the God of peace… make you complete (katartizo) in every good work to do His will through the blood of the everlasting covenant so you will be well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ to whom be glory forever. (Heb. 13:20-21)There’s a lot going on in these verses theologically. But the simple version is this.The God of Peace, who has embarked from all eternity on a mission of grace and mercy, reconciling us to Himself, makes us “complete” in order to align our mission with H … [Read more...]

Advice for the New Christian: Grow Where God Planted You

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Why has God planted you where you are?New Christians often presume that a faithful response to Christ’s invitation means they need to enter into some form of “full-time ministry.” In their rush to follow their Lord, they often fail to consider their natural strengths, talents, abilities, connections, or resources.  In other words, what plans might the Master Gardener have to use them as they grow – right where they are?Jesus describes God as a Sower, generously spreading the seed of trans … [Read more...]


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