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The (re)Born Identity of Service: Remembering Who You’ve Become Through Baptism (1 Cor. 12:1-20)

I read recently of an orchestra where the violinists have started a court case. They are suing the orchestra because they want to be paid more money for playing their violins. The violin players claim that they deserve to be paid more than any of the other musicians in the orchestra. Why? They point to […]

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The (re)Born Identity of Status: Remembering Who You’ve Become Through Baptism (1 Cor. 1:10-17)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Reborn Identity: Baptism

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Reborn Identity: BaptismIn his book Searching for God Knows What, Donald Miller describes his search for an identity as an atheist who had just graduated from high school: [1] I’ve always been the kind of guy who likes to be seen as smart. It’s not […]

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The (re)Born Identity of Suffering: Remembering Who You’ve Become Through Baptism (1 Pet. 3:17-4;2)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Reborn Identity: Baptism

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Reborn Identity: BaptismI heard recently of a TV movie called “The Winning Season.” It tells the story of a boy whose family is going bankrupt.[1] The boy, eleven-year-old Joe, has been working for an elderly lady to earn money for his family. He’s been cleaning […]

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The (re)Born Identity of Sanctity: Remembering Who You’ve Become Through Baptism (Rom. 6:1-23; 1 Cor. 6:9-11)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Reborn Identity: Baptism

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Reborn Identity: BaptismA man once emailed me. He claimed to be a Christian. And the topic of his email was sin. He wrote about his sexual addictions and how he’s been attending counseling to deal with the addiction. He said, I am trying to get […]

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