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Guest blogger, Ashley Jones, finishes up our Identity in Christ series today.  Enjoy! – Brandon Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free: but Christ is all and in all. Colossians 3:11 How would you describe yourself? Do you use words like sweet tempered, hopeful, sarcastic, pessimistic, a realist, mellow, an extrovert or introvert? Or perhaps you use words like movie-buff, mama bear, or (insert favorite sport) fanatic.  Possibly you use words that link you to your geography or heritage: American, Texan, African-American, descended from the Pilgrims, the daughter/son of so-and-so.  Or even […]

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Hidden

Hidden, remain, abide, and press into are all concepts used to describe this idea of a relationship with Christ. Have you ever been reading the Bible and felt like you are in a foreign country trying to understand street signs? The idea of “in Christ” has always been a mystery to me. Two weeks ago I began this blog series in pursuit of better understanding my own identity in Christ and the journey sent me down a trail that led to the apostle Paul’s favorite term, “in Christ.” Last week […]

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Masks

I am excited to have my friend, Ashley Jones, contribute this week to my blog.  She is incredible at developing the potential in others and I know you will appreciate her thoughtful insights as we continue to explore our identity in Christ. – Brandon In last week’s blog, Brandon discussed what it means to be hidden in Christ, to be so camouflaged in Jesus that the world should know Whose we are. This week, I want to talk about what authenticity looks like for those who are in Christ. Have […]

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Are you Camouflaged?

I was standing completely still, afraid to even blink as a calf elk slowly approached me. Her cautious steps were silent and she repeatedly sniffed the air trying to detect any danger. I stood motionless, watching her as she passed a small tree only 4 feet away. My camouflage was working perfectly and the sounds I made with my elk call several minutes before fooled her ears. She was looking for another elk and came so close I honestly thought she would step on me. Her next step put her […]

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