Posts tagged Marty Gravelyn
Forgiveness is the Only Option

We’ve all been there. My day was cruising along, the sun was out, and BAM! Out of nowhere, a car pulls out right in front of me in the village. A loved one criticizes my words spoken in truth and love. My spouse gives me the cold shoulder after a fight in the car on the way home from church. These are just a few examples in my life where I had to make a choice — a choice to forgive.  Not long ago, it would have been impossible. Impossible because I would have had to do it in my own strength. Before I realized that I had been forgiven, and that the blood of my Savior paid for it all. In his strength, and by his blood, I can choose forgiveness.

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4 Essentials of Vertical Community

God calls us to participate in the process of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ, and He calls us to do it in community. Being in community reminds us of who Jesus is, and what He has done. It is impossible for us to remind ourselves of this consistently when we are living alone! So when we gather together, here are four things we can do to maximize our time with God's people…

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