The Fruit Of Patience http://taberstruths.com/fruit-patience/ http://taberstruths.com/fruit-patience/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:36 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=33409 Read More]]> Pastor Duke’s Sunday sermon shared at the Vineyard Church in San Carlos CA. on the fruit of patience.

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The Fruit Of Peace http://taberstruths.com/fruit-peace/ http://taberstruths.com/fruit-peace/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:47:39 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=33407 Read More]]> Pastor Duke’s Sunday sermon shared at the Vineyard Church in San Carlos CA. on the fruit of peace.

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The Fruit Of Joy http://taberstruths.com/fruit-joy/ http://taberstruths.com/fruit-joy/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:46:18 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=33405 Read More]]> Pastor Duke’s Sunday sermon shared at the Vineyard Church in San Carlos CA. on the fruit of joy.

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Fruity Living http://taberstruths.com/fruity-living/ http://taberstruths.com/fruity-living/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:43:14 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=33403 Read More]]> Pastor Duke’s Sunday sermon shared at the Vineyard Church in San Carlos CA. on the fruit of the Spirit.

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7 Symptoms Of A Legalistic Heart Attitude And How To Overcome It. http://taberstruths.com/7-symptoms-legalistic-heart-attitude-overcome/ http://taberstruths.com/7-symptoms-legalistic-heart-attitude-overcome/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:45:27 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=33309 Read More]]> Confessions Of A Former Legalist

H ello. My name is Duke and I am a former legalist.

 

I use the opening line that is used in most 12 step programs for a reason. Legalism can be just as destructive to your life and the lives of those around you as alcoholism, drug addition, porn addiction ect. In fact, the root of legalism is what empowers many of these destructive lifestyles and I was a legalist.

Many Christians like myself at one time know their Bible, attend church, even serve in ministry like I did yet they struggle to know or understand the core of the gospel message. They can quote the promises of God and even act like they are standing in faith yet when it comes to having faith in God’s love and grace for them personally, they fall far short and operate with a heart attitude that feels that His love must be earned and that their efforts still fall short. Because of this they feel inadequate, unworthy, and separated from Him instead.

Even though they say they know and can quote that Jesus died on the cross for their sins so that they are not judged according to their works, they operate from a performance mentality. They are living under the spirit of the law rather than in faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. They are still slaves to performance based religion.

The Apostle Paul warned the Galatian Christians of this when he wrote this.

Galatians 5:4

For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.

So how do you know if you have fallen into this trap of performance based religion? Here are 7 symptoms that people show when they are operating with a legalistic heart attitude rather than placing their faith in Christ’s work alone.

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Christian Pictures I Created For Our Facebook Fan Page http://taberstruths.com/christian-pictures-created-facebook-fan-page/ http://taberstruths.com/christian-pictures-created-facebook-fan-page/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:37:35 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=33156 Read More]]>
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7 Prayer Strategies That Can Change Your Life In 2015 http://taberstruths.com/7-prayer-strategies-that-can-change-your-life-in-2014/ http://taberstruths.com/7-prayer-strategies-that-can-change-your-life-in-2014/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:36:06 +0000 http://spiritfilledchristianliving.com/?p=451 Read More]]> 7 Prayer Strategies For 2015 Many people treat prayer as some type of ritual they must engage in to get God to do something for them.

They want to follow step one, step two, and step three and then bang, they are done and God is on the hook to move on their behalf.

Unfortunately prayer doesn’t work that way.

Prayer is communication with God and as such, it doesn’t have a formula.

So this is not a list of things to do per se, but instead is a list of strategies that if you will apply those strategies, it will transform your life and you will see God move in ways you haven’t seen before.

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9 Quirky Habits Charismatic And Pentecostal Christians Should Break http://taberstruths.com/9-quirky-habits-charismatic-and-pentecostal-christians-should-break/ http://taberstruths.com/9-quirky-habits-charismatic-and-pentecostal-christians-should-break/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:04:53 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=32622 Read More]]> Time To Grow Up I have been a Spirit filled Christian for 34 years now. Over the years I have seen different practices that in all honesty are a little quirky. I know that some of these practices started in the infancy of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements and that they might have taken hold just because people didn’t work through their implications due to their immaturity. However I think it might be time that we grow up a little and think through these things and lay them aside for the greater good of people and the gospel. Here are 9 of them that we should really examine a little more closely.

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Why Every Christian Should Dance Before The Lord At Least Once! http://taberstruths.com/why-every-christian-should-dance-before-the-lord-at-least-once/ http://taberstruths.com/why-every-christian-should-dance-before-the-lord-at-least-once/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:50:35 +0000 http://taberstruths.com/?p=32618 Read More]]> 5 Reason Christians Should Dance Before The Lord The first time I heard a message in the church about dancing was in a Baptist church. The Pastor was explaining that we should not dance because dancing leads to sex. Seeing how I am a little of a smart alek, I turned to my wife and suggested that we go dancing after church.

Later in my Christian life, I encountered where Pentecostals would have an experience that they called dancing in the Spirit. Basically they would let out a shout, and start to do what can only be described as a frenzied jig.

Dancing has been stigmatized in the church as something that is worldly or carnal or it has been hyper spiritualized to the point that it is only allowed if you are somehow taken over by the Spirit of God and it is not you that is really dancing. I think both of these mentalities in the church are neither healthy nor biblical. I believe that there are real benefits of allowing yourself to dance before the Lord.

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