Living by Faith Part 3

Living by faith

Dusty Crabtree Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.   What is Fear? Fear can take on many shapes and forms....

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Living by Faith Part 2

Living by Faith: Love

Dusty Crabtree Faith and Love Have you ever stopped to consider how faith and love are connected? We hear all about faith and all about love in the church as if they were two distinct things, but the concepts are actually very much intertwined with one another. You can’t really...

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Why Forgiveness Is So Important

Why forgiveness is so important

Dusty Crabtree Forgiveness is a familiar concept in Christianity. Most people realize that they have done bad things, have sinned against God and need His forgiveness. When we receive His forgiveness, we receive many other benefits including freedom and peace. Most people appreciate being forgiven, but when the time comes...

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Encounters with God

Encounters with God

Dusty Crabtree An Encounter with God Can Redefine Our Life In Isaiah 6 we see King Uzziah’s death and Isaiah’s subsequent vision of the Lord. King Uzziah had grown proud in his strength, even though that very strength was given to him from God. In his pride, he had disobeyed...

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The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength

Difficult Times / The Valley We all go through difficult times. Sometimes it only lasts a day; sometimes it lasts years. Sometimes it’s something minor; sometimes it’s losing a loved one. Whatever the case may be, we should never falsely believe that we’re alone and that nobody can understand us....

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Revealing Purpose in Community

Finding our purpose here on earth in God’s big cosmic plan can be daunting, but we’re not meant to do it alone. There are so many benefits to belonging to a community of believers, and one of these benefits is that being around fellow Christians helps us discover our purpose...

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Voting for the Kingdom of God

There is “election fever” in the air! Fever is defined as “intense, nervous excitement”. While I question the level of excitement that a federal election may bring, I do not question the importance of taking our democratic right to vote seriously. The outcome of this election can set the tone...

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