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Taking time to celebrate

August 15, 2014 | celebrate, celebration, Christ, Gary Combs, God, God's Son, guatemala, jesus, WCC, worship

“It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found” (Luke 15:32 ESV). In the parable of the prodigal son, the older brother complains to his father about the party that’s being planned to celebrate the return of his younger brother. His killjoy spirit

The discipline of celebration

March 14, 2014 | asceticism, celebration, Christ, Dallas Willard, discipleship, discipline, Gary Combs, gnosticism, God, jesus, thanksgiving

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:4). The apostle Paul instructed his young protégé Timothy to stand against the false teaching of asceticism that plagued first century Ephesus. Asceticism is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various worldly pleasures, often with the aim