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Author: Bill Carroll

No turning back!

Our journey out of bondage into freedom often makes us anxious.  As we move toward the Promised Land, we find that we have sometimes fallen in love with those things that hold us down and harm us.

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In Christ we are enough

We don’t need a lot of resources to begin.  Just eyes to see what we already have and put it to use for the Kingdom.  When we do this, we join the Jesus movement, and we discover, again and again, how God provides.

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GC79: From Resolutions to Jesus and the Gospel

General Convention is less about resolutions (as important as some of them were), and more about renewing the ties that bind us together as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement and reclaiming what our Presiding Bishop calls “a way of being Christian that looks like Jesus of Nazareth.”

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Lavished with Grace

“Lavish” implies an abundance and generosity we often don’t give God credit for. To lavish someone with gifts means to give more than that person could ever deserve, out of real generosity and love.

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What is freedom for?

As Christians living in America today, we ought to be inspired by the highest ideals of this country.  But we are also citizens of the City where Jesus reigns from the Cross as King.

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Do Not Be Afraid

True, Jesus knows our fears. He knows the worst of our fears, yet does not consent to them. He conquers them by dying and rising again.

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Do Not be afraid

Fear obscures our vision, so we don’t see who counts as our neighbors. Fear holds us back from what our faith tells to do: risking ourselves (and our lives if need be) for the people Jesus lived and died for.  

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