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Welcome to Our Growth Center

Our little corner of the internet dedicated to helping you grow spiritually.

  • Don't Miss the Main Point of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
    May 23, 2018
    Blog
    Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? This is a loaded question, but where does it come from?  In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist announces that Jesus is going to baptize people into the Holy Spirit. He’s saying that Jesus is so powerful, He is actually able to take sinful, broken humans and immerse them into the Godhead.  It’s a radical statement.  Jesus’ mission is to find a way to forever unify humanity and Divinity. The trouble is we tend to get lost debating when this occurred, rather than focusing on experiencing the reality that it has occurred. It’s not that the...
  • Overcoming Shame to Love Ourselves
    May 16, 2018
    Blog
    The Problem In Edgar Allen Poe’s famous short story The Tale Tell Heart, the narrator confesses to murder because he imagines the dead man’s heart beating incessantly beneath the floorboards.  This is, of course, not a real sound, but rather the drumbeat of his guilty conscience. While certainly a macabre story, Poe touched on something profound:  the universal human tendency towards shame and subsequent self-destruction. The story has power because we too know the longing to confess our sins and be punished for them. All humans, regardless of race, place of birth, socioeconomic status, religion, or gender deal with shame.  We all find...
  • Undoing Confusion about Women
    May 9, 2018
    Blog
    As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that we still have a lot of confusion about God’s plan for men and women.  The church needs powerful women fulfilling their destiny, unhindered by misconceptions and legalistic constraints. Here are 3 things we should all understand in order to partner with what God is doing in this area: 1) God created men and women as equal partners. In Genesis 2:18, God creates woman as a “helper, meet for ”. People often talk about how women are meant to be “help-meets” or “help-mates.” As a former English teacher, this sort of thing makes me cringe.  The...
  • Don't Trade One Prison For Another
    May 2, 2018
    Blog
    “Out of the frying pan and into the fire” the old cliché goes.  Like an inexperienced driver on an icy road, the saying describes humanity’s tendency to overcompensate. In our effort to avoid one ditch, we often end up right smack in the middle of another. One of the things I’ve noticed as a minister that emphasizes the grace of God is that sometimes people come out of legalism (the idea that we need to earn things from God) and then immediately trade it for another type of bondage.  Let me explain: Grace is one of the craziest realities in the Kingdom...
  • Being Made Whole By the Goodness of God
    April 27, 2018
    Blog
    We will only ever be as whole as we believe God is good. That’s a startling statement, but it’s true. All of humanity’s problems boil down to the fact that we’ve sinned, which Romans 3:23 describes as falling short of the glory. Falling short of God’s glory doesn’t just mean doing something He told you not to do. It’s not just about whether or not you’ve kept the rules. It actually means that we were created to be a certain type of being. We were created to be people who reflect the glory (the character and nature) of our creator. When we...
  • Being Made Whole By the Goodness of God
    April 26, 2018
    Blog
    We will only ever be as whole as we believe God is good. That’s a startling statement, but it’s true. All of humanity’s problems boil down to the fact that we’ve sinned, which Romans 3:23 describes as falling short of the glory. Falling short of God’s glory doesn’t just mean doing something He told you not to do. It’s not just about whether or not you’ve kept the rules. It actually means that we were created to be a certain type of being. We were created to be people who reflect the glory (the character and nature) of our creator. When we...
  • Don't Miss the Main Point of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
    February 16, 2018
    Blog
    Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? In Matthew 3:11, John the baptist announces that Jesus is going to baptize people into the Holy Spirit. He’s saying that Jesus is so powerful, He is actually able to take sinful, broken humans and immerse them into the Godhead.  It’s a radical statement.  Jesus’ mission is to find a way to forever unity humanity and Divinity. The trouble is we tend to get lost debating when this occurred, rather than focusing on experiencing the reality that it has...
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