Catalyst

Leadership blog from Pastor Jim Mann

God Chaser

God Chaser

Years ago, there was a popular book called The God Chasers.  I remember one of my more theologically conservative friends asking me if God was

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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, `Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?’” (John 21:15) A

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Our High Priest

Our High Priest

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in

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The Perfect Sacrifice

The Perfect Sacrifice

“…by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14, NIV84) There’s an old story of a church in

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Our Substitute

Our Substitute

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we

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Be Happy or Else

Be Happy or Else

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure

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The Great Miracle

The Great Miracle

“Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity…” (Philippians 2:7, CSB) Paul is describing the incarnation

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Salvation in Jesus

Salvation in Jesus

When most of us in church talk about salvation, our discussion begins with a test…a test of morality. We ask certain questions of ourselves and

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