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Archive for August 2016

What Happened at the Cross?

2 Corinthians 5:21—“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” {NIV} In part 2 of “You Turn” I referenced Joni Erickson Tada’s description of God the Father making God the Son “to be sin for us”.  After receiving requests for…

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In the last blog post, we discussed how diversity glorifies God and therefore, that pursuing diversity in the church is part of being faithful. So how can we practically support mission-critical, God-glorifying diversity?       1) Keep your ambition for God’s glory high. We begin our mission statement with the phrase, “To glorify God…

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All Walks of Life: God's Glory in Diversity

The glory of God. It’s our ultimate ambition and the most important driver of the church. It fuels worship, and it is the goal of missions. It is where all history is headed. At Rock Bridge, it’s woven into our mission statement: “To glorify God by connecting people from all walks of life …” Yet…

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The Cost of Not Being Jesus' Student

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Christ-follower. It’s hard to be a disciple, a student of Jesus; however, Jesus wants disciples, not just believers. Some people don’t even think it’s worth it to follow Jesus, and they walk away from Him. Others have developed a system where following and learning from Jesus is optional and…

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