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There's a lot going on with us here at Freedom Life Grace Church. We can't fit everything into a service or Bible Study so we have made this blog available to you as a resource, inspiration, and amusement. 

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Will Rucker • General
One of my greatest frustrations with Christianity is its belief that Jesus is only found in it - that Jesus is somehow limited to revealing Himself only to those of a particular brand of faith. The truth of the matter is God is not a Christian and neither is Jesus. One of the most polarizing words in the world is Jesus, with Christian being a close second. Whether you are a Mormon, Catholic, or Protestant, Jesus is a big deal to your faith. I really find it interesting that Jesus is also a big deal in the Jewish faith, and Islam, too. So what is the problem?  

The problem with believing Jesus is a Christian, or more broadly, to follow Jesus one must call him or herself a Christian, is that it simply isn't true.
Will Rucker • Personal Growth
Scriptures: John 8:36
Gateway doctrines appear harmless at first. Yet, quite honestly, once you try a gateway doctrine you're never satisfied. You always want another hit, something stronger, and something more radical. Gateway doctrines start out small like a mustard seed, but once they take root, they turn into a large bush. If you are careful, if no one pulls you back into the fold, that bush undergoes a wild transformation and becomes a tree large enough to provide both rest and shade.
Will Rucker • Fear
What's happening to the Bible?
Gospel Artist Erica Campbell shared a picture with a caption stating "The #NIV has taken scriptures out of the bible on mobile devices and computer apps. 45 COMPLETE verses removed from the bible. #readitforyourself #dontbedecieved #readtheHolyBible" .
In summary, the picture states the NIV has removed 54,575 word including Jehovah, Calvary, Holy Ghost, and omnipotent. It prefaces this statement with Zondervan is now OWNED by Harper Collins, who also publishes the Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex.
Will Rucker • Faith
Scriptures: 1 John 4:16-19
Life starts and stops, and is sustained or suspended with and by what you believe. How you experience life is formed by what you believe. Fear-based religion is not from God. I would go as far as to say fear-based religion is devoid of God.
So, the questions remain: What do you believe? How do those beliefs add to or subtract from the quality of your life?
Will Rucker • Finance
Recently, a Facebook friend posted an old clip from prominent megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar preaching about money. Even though the short clip was more than a decade old, it got a lot of responses– passionate reactions. I shared my thoughts on the clip and answered a few questions posed within the thread but quickly realized that this subject if far too complex for the short replies I was able to provide within the thread typing on my cell phone at red lights.
Scriptures: Romans 12:2

1. Never allow a bad experience, a failure, a shortcoming, or a mishap to stop you from trying again. Just because it doesn't work the first time doesn't mean it won't work the next time.
2. There is always a blessing to be found in a bad experience, in any experience really.
3. In order to upgrade (transform), you've got to think differently.
Will Rucker • Church Development
I believe with my whole heart that this church - Freedom Life Grace Church - is going to lead the movement for a new day in Las Vegas. You know they call this city "Lost Wages." I kind of like that one. The Bible lets us know "the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) Imagine if Vegas became know all around the world for lost wages. Imagine if when people walk the strip, instead of seeing the stripped ladies, they see us - handing them a card that says, "Jesus stripped your sin." Or "The wages of sin got lost in Las Vegas."

Imagine if when people came to our city, the experienced the life and love of God. Imagine if our church was "the newest attraction in Vegas."
Will Rucker • Sin
Scriptures: Genesis 2:15-17
Was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil actually two separate trees? Did it have two types of fruit? Genesis 2:16-17 records, "And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die." From this passage the answer to my first question is apparently there is only one tree. It also doesn't record multiple fruits on the one tree. It's not like these modern trees that grow all types of different fruits from one plant.
Rudy Trussler • General
Scriptures: 1 John 4:7-8
I struggle with labels especially when it comes to how to identify myself on a spiritual level. I could go with the Christian label, but I fear that that could lock me into a people group that does not really represent what I believe spiritually.
Maybe I will just create my own label.
Will Rucker • Christmas
When I see Christmas I see Jesus. I believe Christmas would be His most favorite time of the year. He would have adored the beautiful decorations, gift giving, all of the wonderful music, and families spending time together. Having a good time, and all of the other Christmas sentiments are all expressions of who Jesus is.

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