The aspects of church life that we think lack polish or strength can be the ways that God most clearly displays the work of Jesus within us, corporately and individually. From Jared Wilson: Brothers and sisters, we are a part of a kingdom that will demolish all pretenders and will fulfill in furious fashion the …

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Disciples of Jesus are a saved people; disciples of Jesus are a reconciled people. Our lives express thankfulness for forgiveness, but also can’t help but bring healing and reconciliation to relationships. This is not two separate works, it is the complete outworking of the Gospel. From Jared Wilson: A resurrection gospel is a full gospel. …

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Ray Ortlund explores the practical outworking of being reconciled to God on our personal relationships: An excerpt: Let’s ask ourselves some hard questions: Who are we keeping our distance from? Who are we avoiding? Who are we hoping we won’t run into around town? Whose presence makes us feel awkward because of some painful history? …

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