Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

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We Have a Choice: Follow Christ or Become Cruella Deville

I don't know how many of you have watched the new Disney movie, Cruella. We have seen it twice now and it really provoked my thinking. Cruella was treated very wickedly as a child. Her name was Estella. There is a pivotal scene in the movie where Estella decides to…

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You Have the Right to Choose Your Relationships – and the Right to Reject Others

1Co 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.Tit 3:10-11 As for a person who…

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The Disguised "Friend"

Psa 55:20-21 My companion stretched out his hand against his friends; he violated his covenant. (21) His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords. One of the characteristics of the wicked which I have seen…

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Hezekiah's Prayer as a Model for Us

Our friend Lynn, who has experienced intense abuse at the hands of those who should have loved her, tailored the prayer of Hezekiah [2 Kings 19:14-19] for her situation and thought it might also be a good help for others to fit to their own experience. You will notice that…

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Seeing, Yet not Seeing Evil

Mat 21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. Man and Water Buffalo, Philipines, 1945 This carving has been around longer than I have. My father purchased it in the Philipines in 1945 when he was there near the end of…

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Let's Talk about FEAR – a Red Flag in Relationships

1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. None of us have been perfectly perfected in regard to love. As we grow in Christ, He shows us the…

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Friends May Desert Us – Christ Never Will

FriJob 19:18-19 Even young children despise me; when I rise they talk against me. (19) All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me. I bet you all can identify with Job, right!? This is one of the most painful facets of wickedness and…

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Life After Abuse – How to Move On

Galatians 2:20 ESV  I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. What do…

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Watch Out for the Usual Suspects

I suppose that you get email advertisements from various Christian vendors and organizations like I do.  Here is one that just came announcing a book and a DVD series on the church: That isn't the greatest resolution on the picture so I don't know how well you can read it.…

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Blind Leading the Blind – Don't be led by them

Luke 11:33-36 ESV  “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.  (34)  Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full…

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