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Our Inheritance and the Holy Spirit

This past Sunday, we continued along in our series on Romans 8, looking at the truth that "in this hope, we are heirs". In Christ Jesus, we are: heirs to a new identity (v.15) heirs to a redemption (v.12-14) and fellow heirs to glory (v.16-17) As we've studied this incredible passage of Scripture over the past two weeks, one recurrent theme is the certainty with wh...

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Who were the "Judaizers" from Galatians?


"And to the one who does not work but believes inhim who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness" - Romans 4:5 That's apretty unbelievableidea. Some might say, almost too good to be true. The idea that God freely gives to us a salvation we could never earn for ourselves is unsettling in nature. It's an outra...

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Worship, Not Waste: 3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time


"Time, you ain't no friend of mine." A popular '90s song proclaims these lyrics, and they certainly reflect society's perspective on time. We often lament its passage. Yet, we've gotten pretty good at inventing ways to waste it. But as Romans 12:1-2 lays out, we're called to live differently presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice, a spiritual act of worship. So how...

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Redeeming the Time


This past Sunday, we closed out a 3-part series called Generosity in All Things. Over the past couple of weeks, we've examined what the Bible teaches about stewardship in three areas: our time, our talents and our treasures. In this week's sermon on the topic of time, Pastor Greg introduced the idea ofredeeming the time to be used for good. Here, I want to explore what it...

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Being Pro-Life is Anchored in God, Not Our Politics


Have you been keeping up with the news lately? There is so much chatter, and intensity, surrounding the latest debate on abortion. To catch you up, here's a good summary over at the ERLC of what's happening in America. However, I'm not going to venture into the political debate here, as much as I want to take us directly to the Scriptures to remind us that this conversati...

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MORE FROM RUTH / 5 Ways to Champion Your Local Church


A term that we use often at Veritas is that we want to "practice like we play." In other words, we don't just want our Sunday Gatherings to be awesome, or our City Groups to be awesome, but we want every single part of our young (not even 2-years-old yet) and growing church to be, you guessed it, awesome. We do this because we beleive that God has given every single part ...

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MORE FROM RUTH / The Life-Giving Spiritual Leader of the Home


Like many things today, spiritual male leadership in the home is under attack. However, at Veritas, we're not interested in arguing with you about this. We're interested in your obedience to the Scriptures. That is why we think it's important to challenge our men to lead spiritually in the home (if married), and to prepare themselves to lead spiritually in the home (if si...

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