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Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

When our words or actions distract and get in the way of people who need Christ’s message of hope and freedom, we need to check ourselves. We need to practice self-awareness so we can understand how we come across to others and make appropriate adjustments. This is a key part of becoming more spiritually mature.…

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Philippians 3:12

Spiritual Maturity Requires No Resume

Paul’s writing in the New Testament pulls no punches. And his brutal honesty about his own shortcomings and colored past serve as encouragement for us all. We DON’T need to have it all together to be effective in building the Kingdom of God. A well-written resume proves nothing more definitively than one’s ability to write…

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Mark 12:30

Loving God with Everything You’ve Got!

In Mark 12:30, Jesus explains that the greatest commandment is to love God with everything you’ve got – with every part of your being. Heart, soul, mind, and strength. Jesus is calling us to live an integrated life. While we may excel in one or two of these areas, it is the exceptional person who…

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Work-Life Balance is a Myth

Debunking the Myth of Work-Life Balance

Do you struggle to find the balance between going above and beyond at work while giving everything you’ve got at home? Those who say they have unlocked the secret to the myth of work-life balance may succeed at selling books, but not much more. The true key is not in finding balance but in living…

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Is Karma Biblical?

You’re probably not the type to seek revenge when someone wrongs you at work. But doesn’t it feel good when they finally get what’s coming to them? Well, that’s the problem with the notion of karma – it’s just not biblical. God instructed the Hebrews coming out of Egypt not to “seek revenge or bear…

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Why Do Some Compliments Fall Flat?

Loving others at work goes far beyond topping off the Keurig with water and making it a point to say good morning each day. Loving others at work puts to the test our commitment to modeling the character of Christ. Jesus listened. And Jesus spoke up. Do you speak up when people gossip with you…

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Love Without Condition

From enemies and neighbors to the foreigner and stranger, the Bible teaches us to love without condition. Our ability to love is a demonstration to others that we are followers of Jesus (John 13:35). 1 John 4:8 is pretty straightforward. If you know God, you love. Nowhere in Scripture does it say who not to…

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How to Move Past Offense

Part of learning to love is investing time to discover the triggers, land mines, and wounded areas of others in order to avoid causing further harm. This process is foundational in any committed romantic relationship and equally valid in the workplace. But it doesn’t happen overnight. It happens over the course of time. From traveling…

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The Roadblock to Sharing Your Faith at Work

Speaking the truth in love is Paul’s charge to Christians, to the church of Ephesus – and by extension, us – to make absolutely every effort we can to maintain unity in our community. As Christians, we need to hold one another accountable so our collective witness is an accurate representation of the One we…

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Winning Without the Credit

Servant leadership has been an important topic in the workplace for many years. Jesus modeled selfless service and called his followers to do the same. His words were equally countercultural then as they are now. It’s easy to do something nice and show you care for others. But serving is not servanthood. Jesus calls us…

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