November 20, 2017
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If you woke each morning and your heart leapt with hope, knowing that the renewal of all things was just around the corner—might even come today—you would be one happy person. If you knew in every fiber of your being that nothing is lost,...
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November 19, 2017
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In the mythic story of The Lion King, the lion cub Simba is separated in his youth from his father through a murder engineered by his uncle, Scar, the character symbolizing the evil one in our story. Scar arranges for the cub to be caught...

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November 18, 2017
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“Life,” as a popular saying goes, “is not a dress rehearsal. Live it to the fullest.” What a setup for a loss of heart. No one gets all he desires; no one even comes close. If this is it, we are lost. But what if life is a dress rehearsal? What...

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November 17, 2017
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We are invited to become followers of Jesus.
 
Not just believers. Followers. There is a difference.
 
Follower assumes that someone else is doing the leading. As in “He...
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November 16, 2017
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The Evil One had a hand in all that has happened to you. If he didn’t arrange for the assault directly—and certainly human sin has a large enough role to play—then he made sure he drove the message of the wounds home into your heart....
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November 15, 2017
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Our Enemy is a thief, and of all the precious things he has stolen from our hearts, his worst act of treachery has been to steal our future from us. He has stolen all the magic and promise and wonder of the happily ever after. Very few of us live...

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November 14, 2017
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Until we come to terms with war as the context of our days, we will not understand life. We will misinterpret ninety percent of what is happening around us and to us. It will be very hard to believe that God's intentions toward us are...

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November 13, 2017
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Ransomed Heart is a ministry of hope. One of the ways we regularly offer that hope is through weekly podcast conversations where John, Stasi and the team discuss our hopes, questions, struggles, and breakthroughs with God.
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November 12, 2017
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Most Americans (80 percent) say they don’t have any dreams, and we can imagine why. Life can suck the dreaming right out of you. The living God wants to pour those dreams back in. Sixteen percent of Americans say they do have dreams, but they don...

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November 11, 2017
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Jesus says that as our Good Shepherd, he is leading us. What an encouraging thought. Jesus is leading you, and he is leading me. He is shepherding us. I can feel something in my heart loosening even now as I consider this. Okay. I don’t have...
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November 10, 2017
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This is why we accept the false reverence—it’s like having a relationship with someone out of state. It doesn’t intrude into your life like a spouse or a good friend does. There is safety in the distance. We secure ourselves against a fuller...

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November 09, 2017
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Now—is Jesus more like Mother Teresa or William Wallace? The answer is ... it depends. If you're a leper, an outcast, a pariah of society whom no one has ever touched, if all you have ever longed for is just one kind word, then Christ is...

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November 08, 2017
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The constant push in Western Christianity to “make it practical” betrays our favorite apostasy—it exposes how utterly fixated on the present moment we really are.
 
Yes, we need to embody God’s love in the world...
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November 07, 2017
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What we call “Christianity” is an invasion
 
The Kingdom of God is advancing into the kingdom of darkness, a campaign to ransom people and the earth God intended us to rule. For the Son of Man came to seek...
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November 06, 2017
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John Wesley was thirty-five when he experienced the now famous "warming" of his heart—not his mind—toward Christ, and knew in that moment he had become not merely a Christian, but something more—a lover of God. Shortly after, he penned the hymn "...

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November 05, 2017
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The assault on femininity—its long history, its utter viciousness—cannot be understood apart from the spiritual forces of evil we are warned against in the Scriptures. This is not to say that men (and women, for they, too, assault women) have...
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November 04, 2017
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[John]   A man faces many forks in the road as he journeys through his life...
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November 03, 2017
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I can be a very driven man; I set very high standards; I push myself hard. There are certain “rewards” that come along with this way of living: I get a lot done; I can be successful. But that drivenness that the world so often rewards is really...

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November 02, 2017
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God speaks to us. In many, many ways. But most often, he wants to speak to us intimately, personally; he wants us to hear his voice and feel confident that we are hearing from him. The beauty of prayer for guidance is that it requires two-way...

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November 01, 2017
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Identity is not something that falls on us out of the sky. For better or for worse, identity is bestowed. We are who we are in relation to others. But far more important, we draw our identity from our impact on those others—if and how we affect...

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