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Independence Day

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Independence Day

What's the difference between happiness and joy?

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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240 years ago on July 4, 1776, our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. In the preamble, Thomas Jefferson enumerated three inalienable rights given to mankind by their Creator – “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Since then, Americans (and people all over the world) have struggled to define that last right – “the pursuit of happiness.” What does it mean? If you look around at advertisements and media, we’re bombarded with products and trinkets that are guaranteed to make us happy.

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Father's Day

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Father's Day

With our Heavenly Father, we never have to try and make it on our own.

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A few years ago, U2 made a live concert film called U2 3D. The band allowed IMAX cameras onstage to capture their performance in incredible detail. They performed a new song called “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own,” and before he started to sing, Bono explained that he’d written it for his father. The song told a story about a father and son who had wasted most of their lives arguing only to realize that in the end, they needed one another.

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The Eye of the Storm

Dr. Joseph Tkach

The Eye of the Storm

In the midst of troubled times, prayer brings us into the presence of God.

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When you think about a hurricane, what comes to mind – a lot of wind and rain? Or complete and total stillness? The truth is – both are present. At the center of a hurricane is something called the “eye of the storm,” a place where the wind calms, the rain stops, and the sun shines. Edward R. Murrow once described flying through the eye of the storm as flying through “a great bowl of sunshine.” There’s an interesting parallel here with the reality of prayer in our lives. Sometimes our lives can feel like hurricanes: noisy, confusing and unpredictable.

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Stuck in a Block of Stone

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Stuck in a Block of Stone

Like a master sculptor, God is refining us to his image.

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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When Michelangelo talked about his sculpting process, he said that he believed that the figure was stuck in the block of stone, and his job was just to remove what didn’t belong. I think this is an interesting way to view our spiritual formation, the process in which we’re transformed to look more like our Lord Jesus. So often we think this process is about what we’re adding: more fruits of the Spirit, more prayer, more service, more giving, more heightened spiritual experiences. But what if becoming like Jesus is just as much about what we’re taking away?

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Do vs. Done

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Do vs. Done

While we try to “Do,” God has already “Done.”

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Have you ever tried to lose weight? It’s a lot harder than it seems. You fight hard to eat healthy only to slip up at dinner and order a slice of cake. How does this happen? Paul talks about it in Romans: “For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do” (Romans 7:15).

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Yesterday, Today, Forever

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Yesterday, Today, Forever

No matter how our life changes, we know that God will always remain faithful.

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Have you heard of the smartphone app Postmates? It lets you to order food from almost any restaurant in your city and have it delivered right to your door. It’s amazing! These days, it feels like the world is changing faster than ever. But in the midst of all the change, the writer of Hebrews tells us that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

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Make a Joyful Noise

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Make a Joyful Noise

There is so much to praise our Lord for!

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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The other day, I saw a video of an Uber driver and his passengers singing along with The Weeknd’s hit song “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Every time they pulled up to a red light, the car would start shaking with all the dancing! It looked like a lot of fun, and it reminded me of these Psalms: “Shout for the joy of the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs… Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name” (Psalm 100:1-4).

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The Trinity Revealed

Dr. Joseph Tkach

The Trinity Revealed

Our Triune God invites us into communion through our Lord Christ Jesus.

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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A few weeks ago I attended a friend’s church. As the service began, the choir began to sing an old hymn. It was a paraphrase of Martin Luther’s theological work, and it went like this:

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Keeping Up With the Old Guys

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Keeping Up With the Old Guys

People of all ages are welcomed in Christ.

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A few months ago, Bill Del Monte passed away. He was 109 years old. But that’s not what caught my attention. Bill was also a one-of-a-kind guy. He was the last surviving San Franciscan who lived through the 1906 earthquake that leveled his city. One could think that after living through that, Bill would have wanted to get as far away from the city as he could. But the opposite is true. Bill stayed with San Francisco, always showing up to the commemorative gathering at Lotta’s Fountain before dawn. He was a link to the past, a living reminder of San Francisco’s past and re-birth.

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The Cleveland Flyover

Dr. Joseph Tkach

The Cleveland Flyover

Sometimes what you see isn't what you get.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Mark Gubins is an artist. He works out of an art studio near the airport. He’s so close that as the jumbo jets start their final approach for landing, they fly right over his studio. Wanting to be a good neighbor, Gubins climbed up onto his roof and in big, bold white lettering he wrote – WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.

The only problem is: Gubins doesn’t live anywhere near Cleveland. Both he and his studio are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since he painted the sign, a number of airline passengers have done a double take, suddenly believing that they got on the wrong flight.

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