Combatting Complacency So I Press On Toward All God Has For Me

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The Oxford dictionary defines “complacent” as “showing uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.” When I reflect on my spiritual life, that is, my walk with God, it is easy to become complacent. It is easy to become “uncritical” and settle for a certain level of progress in my life. Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher,…

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Where Does Courage Come From?

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“Be strong and very courageous” (Joshua 1:7, NLT) God said to Joshua. These are the kinds of instructions you receive when something risky or dangerous lies ahead. For Joshua, taking possession of the promised land would not be like taking a stroll through Disneyland, where all the thrill and adventure are preset to come out…

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5 Insights on Relationships from the Past Two Years

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Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding. (Proverbs 3:13, CSB) It’s all over Proverbs: wisdom makes life better and also makes you better at life! At Newbreak, we believe wisdom comes in part from curating great content. One thing we have invested a considerable amount of time to these last two…

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How You Are Free From Sin

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Identity is everything. And how we perceive our identity is just as important. As Christians, our relationship to Jesus changes our identity in such a drastic manner that it would take years to truly unpack the riches of it! The book of Romans follows a long argument of Paul’s in how the righteousness of God…

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How Faith and Works Complete Each Other

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Have you ever heard someone say the Bible has a lot of contradictions? Often, critics of the Christian faith will attempt to dismantle the validity of the Bible by suggesting that the Bible “contradicts itself.” One of the classic examples is the alleged contradiction between Paul and James. Here is how it goes.  “You see…

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How Can God’s Heart Break?

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As we look at the state of the world, it is easy to succumb to the thinking of many who say, “Where is God?” Or, “Does God care about what is going on?” While it may seem ambitious to proclaim God’s compassion during this time, it is all the more important. God sees. He cares.…

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