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When Methodists have lowered their expectations of what God can do in this life, spiritual and numeric decline have followed.

It is time to retrieve and receive the grand depositum that God has so graciously given to us.

Spreading the kingdom of God means taking risks, crossing into enemy territory, and being bold and courageous.

We cannot get from shame to grace without going through the cross.

The Enemy has lost the war, and if we will take authority as Jesus has given us permission to do, then the Enemy will also lose the battles he wages in your life and mine.

In community, we are invited to deal with our own idols, our own mess, and sometimes to gently invite others to root out their own idols as well.

How do we show justice and grace? By loving God and others. We shouldn’t be forced to choose one or the other. We need both.

As Christians, we’re called to live with our feet firmly planted in two different worlds – heaven and earth.

As Christians seeking to live with convicted civility, we can’t succumb to either one of them. Instead of leaning out, now is the time to lean in with all wisdom, courage, and compassion.

If evangelism is just a check-­the-­box insurance policy paid for with the simple verbalization of a brief prayer, then calling those same people to costly, lifelong obedience in Christ in the days ahead will be a nearly impossible task.

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