Posts made in November, 2014

Conformity to Christ: It’s An Inside Job

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Beverly Headen, Bridgehaven Team | 0 comments

     If conformity to Christ requires us to face our own tendencies toward idolatry, then how does facing personal idolatry relate to spiritual disciplines, suffering, and community? “God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27 HCSB      Brian Hedges, in Christ Formed in You, paints a clear contrast between idolatry (self-centeredness) and living a Christ-centered life. God’s plan for every Believer is to be conformed to the image of His Dear Son, and Hedges states that God uses Spiritual...

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More than Incantations: A Relational Approach to Learning & Change

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Chris Ball | 0 comments

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 5:15-16 “All knowing is knowing with, knowing in the presence of, implicitly before the face of, knowing under the caring guidance of—a covenant friend.” Esther Lightcap Meeks                                   Reciting a fact or truth does not produce change. That’s called an incantation. This...

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