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Romans 12:3-8 Devotional 6/19/2020

Start by reading Romans 12:3-8 Last week we got an excellent preface to our text today. We were reminded of all the doctrine Paul poured out in chapters 1-11, and how we are to respond to those teachings by living holy, sacrificial lives in service to God according to His will, which is found in His word. Right out the gate in verse 3, Paul pulls the Apostle trump card b...

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More Resources on Social Justice and the Gospel


We want this page to be a resource for you to continue to learn, to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and to be prepared to live as a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ during these times. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we pray it will be a valuable tool for you to have a deeper understanding of the issues at hand. Finally, we hope that ...

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Romans 12:1-2 Devotional 6/12/2020

Begin by reading Romans 12:1-2 Before we parachute into chapter 12 of Romans, I thought it might be helpful for context to ask ourselves what the "therefore" is there for in verse 1, especially since Paul is appealing to the reader, on the grounds of mercy, to be living sacrifices. Some topics previously covered so far by Paul in Romans, were first the bad news of humanit...

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COVID-19 Update May 27, 2020

Doxa Church, In light of the most recent information released by the state, we are entering into a 21 day period with updated guidelines for how churches can function. Below are a few updates on how we will be proceeding at Doxa. 1) Doxa Students will be up and running in-person starting in June. Pastor Zak Graves will be in contact with students and parents on the s...

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Jude 24-25 Devotional 5/28/2020

Start by reading Jude 24-25 Hello Church! I'm Tom Caldie, and today in Jude, we're going to be looking at his doxology. If you don't know what adoxologyis, it'san expression that ascribes praise specifically to God.These two amazing verses ascribe a tremendous amount of truth and praise to God. Have you ever noticed that we tend to overlook doxologies? We typically look...

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Jude 17-23 Devotional 5/21/2020

Start by reading Jude 17-23. By now you know Jude is a one-chapter book right before Revelation. It is the5thsmallest book in the Bible, yet one of the most potent in exposing doctrinal errors and false teachers. Jude warns against following those who have surreptitiously gained entry into the church and are perverting the one true faith with false teaching. In verses 17...

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Jude 5-16 Devotional 5/14/2020

Start by reading Jude 5-16 Last week, we learned that Jude has written to this congregation to urge them to "contend for the faith" in the midst of false teachers surfacing within the church. This week we get a full-on account of what these people were all about. What's interesting is that the only insight we're given into what they're actually teaching, is a brief statem...

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Jude 1-4 Devotional 5/7/2020

Start by reading Jude 1-4 Jude immediately separates the church into two groups by only addressing those "called beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ" (v. 1). "Kept" refers to those in the church, the church being the betrothed bride of Christ. Unlike other letters in the New Testament where the author addresses all his listeners or simply begins his messag...

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Philippians 3:12-21 Devotional 4/21/2020

Start by reading Philippians 3:12-21 Philippians is such an inspirational and encouraging book. As we've learned, the letter of Paul to the Philippians was written from prison and verses 12-16 of chapter 3 describe Paul's progress in the Gospel: Through Christ, Not the Law. Paul emphasizes the need for progress in Christian living, presenting himself as one who continuall...

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Philippians 4:1-9 Devotional 4/23/2020

Start by reading Philippians 4:1-9 After Paul's pastoral heart overflows again with love and longing for his beloved church family, his joy and his crown, he reminds them to stand firm in the Lord. He calls for disputing members to agree that going to heaven is far greater than whatever their disputing over. We are then commanded to rejoice, rejoice in the Lord always tha...

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