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Discipline 2.0

Posted by Ragan Washington, Worship and Creative Arts Pastor on

God has laid heavily on my heart my lack of discipline:And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son,do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reprovedby Him. For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every sonwhom He...

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Tags: discipline, hebrews

Somebody Has to Pay

Posted by Ragan Washington, Worship and Creative Arts Pastor on

In response to my son's recent question, "Dad, why can't everything be free?" I had to think through my answer. I mean...why not? Why can't we eat and not get fat? Why can't I indulge myself in whatever pleasure I like, for as long as I like? Why can't everyone go to heaven? Why is there a...

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Tags: free, grace, sin

The Mind of Christ

Posted by Ragan Washington, Worship and Creative Arts Pastor on

In order to have the mind of Christ so I may be "my utmost for His highest" (as Oswald Chambers wrote), I must be willing to be nothing at all.  When I am nothing, He can be everything. The work begins in the most powerful tool God has given us:  the mind.  Our mind takes in...

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Tags: mind of christ, humilty, serving

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