Monthly Archives: April 2022

At Calvary – Episode 57b – Revolution – Coming Back to Honesty… With Us

Defects. We cover them up. We explain them away. We even act as if they aren’t really defects – they are beauty marks or unique quirks of our personality. Yet, we know what they are. God knows what they are. In the safety of God’s love and acceptance are we ready to be honest about our defects of character so that as God’s truth shows us we can grow? Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 57a – Revolution – Coming Back to Honesty… With Us

“Getting real” is an expression we use when we are truly ready to be honest or truly ready to act. Getting real with God is that point when we transition from talking about giving up our bad habits, unhealthy coping methods, and sinful choices to actually taking steps to give them up. This means we accept what God has said about our choices without excuses. It also means that we confess to ourselves, to God, and to another person who cares about us what we have done. It is time to get real. Continue reading

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The Resurrection – A Hope That Does Not Disappoint

There are some who question the importance of Jesus’ literal resurrection.  They say, “Why do we hold onto these superstitious notions of a bodily resurrection?  It’s not needed.  It is enough that Jesus rose spiritually and lives in the hearts … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 56b – Revolution – Getting Real about Change

“Getting real” is an expression we use when we are truly ready to be honest or truly ready to act. Getting real with God is that point when we transition from talking about giving up our bad habits, unhealthy coping methods, and sinful choices to actually taking steps to give them up. This means we accept what God has said about our choices without excuses. It also means that we confess to ourselves, to God, and to another person who cares about us what we have done. It is time to get real. Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 56a – Revolution – Getting Real about Change

“Getting real” is an expression we use when we are truly ready to be honest or truly ready to act. Getting real with God is that point when we transition from talking about giving up our bad habits, unhealthy coping methods, and sinful choices to actually taking steps to give them up. This means we accept what God has said about our choices without excuses. It also means that we confess to ourselves, to God, and to another person who cares about us what we have done. It is time to get real. Continue reading

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Worried about What to Say?

We all do it.  We have an important meeting with an old friend or a time of encouragement with someone who is struggling, and what do we do?  We worry about what we will say.  When we are trying to … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 55b – Revolution – No Debt Outstanding

How difficult do you find honesty and transparency to be? If you are like most people, you probably feel like you have to hide parts of yourself from others. It might be that those areas are too personal. It might be that those parts embarrass you. We all have those areas, but have we thought about how damaging such hiding is when we hide from God? It is time that we are honest, isn’t it. It’s time to be honest with God. Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 55a – Revolution – No Debt Outstanding

How difficult do you find honesty and transparency to be? If you are like most people, you probably feel like you have to hide parts of yourself from others. It might be that those areas are too personal. It might be that those parts embarrass you. We all have those areas, but have we thought about how damaging such hiding is when we hide from God? It is time that we are honest, isn’t it. It’s time to be honest with God. Continue reading

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Understanding the Real Struggle

Our world is just so real.  There are real rocks, real trees, and real people.  Everyday, we get ourselves ready to deal with those real things.  We follow road signs.  We listen to people.  We use training and skills for work.  We feel ready. (for the most part!) Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 54b – Revolution – Getting Honest with God

Honesty. We all know that strong relationships are based upon honesty and truth. Yet, the most important relationship of our life – the one with God – often is filled with cover-ups and half-truths. The ironic thing is… God knows … Continue reading

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