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THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (1) — WHYS AND HOWS

THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (1) — WHYS AND HOWS

So, Jesus said “The words I have spoken to you – they are full of the Spirit and life” (John 6:63 NIV). Obviously, the Bible as we read it, wasn’t a thing when He said that; He was talking about His own, spoken-out-loud words. But (in a pretty meta way), His words have

Joy Ferdiz

March 12th, 2014

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IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

When it comes to any of our ‘relationships’ with others (literally any friendships, sibling relationships, colleagues you kind-of-don’t-want-to-but-kind-of-have-to be sitting next to, marriage, parents), there’s a simple acid-test we should be checking. Ready? Here it is: ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 11th, 2014

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COMMITMENT ISSUES

COMMITMENT ISSUES

Oops. We said it. But relax; we’re not going to make you get married (especially if you’re already married). What we’re talking about is Godly commitment to everyone around you and to everything that you do. God commits to loving, growing, and parenting you. And with Him ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 10th, 2014

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ON YOU GO

ON YOU GO

Remember playing with magnets as a kid? Fun, right? And that moment that you first realized that they don’t stick to soda cans? That was pretty confusing. And kind of sad (One person from our W4U HQ team actually took that pretty hard…). But the only way to find out ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 9th, 2014

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IT. IS. WORTH IT.

IT. IS. WORTH IT.

Mark’s gospel records the story of a Jewish woman who, for twelve solid years, had been suffering from what could be referred to as ‘lady problems’. Gross? Well, for this lady, it had much more of an impact on her life than just being gross. Try ‘absolutely wrecked’. She was

Joy Ferdiz

March 8th, 2014

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GROW PASSION, GROW FRUIT

GROW PASSION, GROW FRUIT

Reality check: You’re not always going to be amazingly passionate about the work that you have to do. Just because you’re in the place that God wants you to be doesn’t guarantee that you’ll always be excited to write that essay or always be in a rush to do that errand for ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 7th, 2014

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BROTHERS, ASSEMBLE (2)

BROTHERS, ASSEMBLE (2)

Yesterday was all about what happens when Christians work together. Wonderful stuff. Now. How? How do we work together? How do we do unity? Paul has some great advice in Romans. He compares the Church to the human body. He writes that “Each part gets its meaning from the ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 6th, 2014

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BROTHERS, ASSEMBLE (1)

BROTHERS, ASSEMBLE (1)

Grab a Bible and read Psalm 133. It’s short. It’ll probably take about half a second. Chances are you’ve heard that opening verse before. And yeah, it certainly is nice when we get along. But why? What is there about unity that’s so special for us Christians? Is there ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 5th, 2014

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“GRACE: TO BE LET INTO A PLACE YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE” Tim Keller

“GRACE: TO BE LET INTO A PLACE YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE” Tim Keller

In the Old Testament, God’s people had a High Priest every generation, set apart (“anointed with holy oil” Numbers 35:25) to represent God to them, and represent them to their God. When he died, it also represented (Jesus) dying. God allowed that death to effectively ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 4th, 2014

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YOUR LIFE IS A TREE

YOUR LIFE IS A TREE

Summer. Sunshine and beaches and summer vacations and sleeping in until 12nn. Then, after a few months of sunshine, comes the rainy, wet, stormy season. Your life works the same, in cycles and seasons. That means that some periods of our lives are all green grass, shiny ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 3rd, 2014

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