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Fasting

Read Matthew 4:1-11. There are a number of traditional exercises intended to help us “crucify the flesh” or gain mastery over the passions, such as watching and praying, guarding the heart, meditating on Christ’s passion, meditating on scripture, discussing our Read more…

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Passions

Read Galatians 5:16-25. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:24) What do you do to “crucify the flesh”? Do you have a plan or method for overcoming “passions and Read more…

Rejoice!

Read Philippians 4:4-9. In his concluding exhortations to the Philippians, Paul says “rejoice in the Lord always.” Perhaps not feeling that this was emphatic enough, he doubles down, “again I will say, rejoice!” The mature Christian life should be characterized Read more…