How God’s Joy is Better Than Instant Gratification

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It seems like every year the “latest and greatest” inventions all serve to attempt to make life easier and more comfortable. And at the root of nearly every software update and newest gadget or widget is the goal to close the gap of time between desire and pleasure. In other words–instant gratification. Let’s be clear,…

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Happy Are the Unhappy

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John Lennon, a founding member of the Beatles, once famously said: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” Although Lennon never professed to be a Christ-follower, his statement reflects the kind of hope only a believer in Jesus could have—beyond sentiment. Honestly, doesn’t it feel like “it’s…

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Waltzing Our Way into More Spiritual Fruit

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22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT) We often talk about how the Holy Spirit works in our lives, and when we do it is natural to reflect on the “fruit”…

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