Author: Alf Collins

Unified, Not Conformed By Alf Collins

Unified, Not Conformed By Alf Collins A majority of us have had the privilege of experiencing the love of a close-knit family. We know what it means to have a family that has our back. We also know what it means to be in a community of people who practice the same family values and structure as us. This social cohesiveness is what empowers us with the confidence we need to get ahead in life. It is not something we do or work at, it is a communal way of life. This is the same context God intended for...

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I Am Perfect? By Alf Collins

I Am Perfect? By Alf Collins Perfection is a state that has eluded mankind since the fall of Adam. As humans we are riddled with faults and plagued by our failures to achieve. Competition to be ‘The Best’ is an ongoing struggle within our own self-examinations as we measure ourselves up to others on a daily basis. No one likes failure. No one likes to be told they’re not good enough. No one wakes up in the morning and thinks, “I’m really hoping someone will tell me today what a huge failure I am!” That’s the truth. Our instinctive...

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Give Me Jesus By Alf Collins

Give Me Jesus By Alf Collins What would a man be if he gained the whole world but forfeited his soul? Who would a man be if he had all the wealth his heart desired but forfeited his integrity? Such a man would be a lifeless shell, without compassion or remorse. This is not the life Jesus forfeited His own for. This is not the freedom He endured the cross for. Would a man trade all the world and all its riches in exchange for Jesus? He did it for us. He set aside His place at the Father’s...

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Lawless Love By Alf Collins

Lawless Love By Alf Collins It is human nature to conclude that someone should be rewarded with something based on their performance. If they do well, they are rewarded well. If they do poorly, they are rewarded poorly. This humanistic merit and credit system is designed to prosper the smart, the tall, the strong, the fast, and so on. This system is an exclusive one that grants entrance only to those whose works have earned them favor with men. From the day we’re born we’re conditioned into this system. We’re raised to believe that in order for us to be...

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COMPANIONSHIP EQUALS CHAMPIONSHIP By Alf Collins

COMPANIONSHIP EQUALS CHAMPIONSHIP By Alf Collins Going on mission with God is not a business deal. We don’t become shareholders in a company called ‘The Kingdom of God’. We don’t buy into a partnership nor do we acquire associate status’ or bend over backward to clinch the deal. Ephesians 2:4-10 (NKJV) reads: ‘But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in...

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