Mark Altrogge

  • Blessed Are the Ambassadors of Peace

    The peace Jesus is talking about isn’t world peace, inner peace, or even peace between people (though this peace leads to peace between people). He’s talking about the peace with God he bought on the cross.
    Mark Altrogge
    June 27,2013
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  • Does Your Inside Match Your Outside?

    Outwardly they honored God. But they had no love for God. Their hearts – their inner persons – were impure – they acted religious to be noticed by men, not to please God.
    Mark Altrogge
    June 18,2013
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  • How to Receive Mercy

    When we sow mercy we’ll reap it: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
    Mark Altrogge
    June 11,2013
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  • Blessed Are Those Who Are Gentle

    God gives the meek everything they need. Those who are meek find deep contentment and joy.
    Mark Altrogge
    June 4,2013
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  • Happy Are the Mourners

    What does Jesus mean? Why is someone blessed when they grieve? Why mourn just to be comforted? Why not skip both?
    Mark Altrogge
    May 28,2013
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  • How to Escape the Snares of Money Love and Fear

    Contentment helps us escape this powerful temptation: “Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have. But how can we be content with what we have if we don’t have much?
    Mark Altrogge
    May 21,2013
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  • The Best Way To Spend Your Life

    Whether our lives improve or not. Whether we find success in this world or not. It’s not about success. It’s not about personal fulfillment. It’s about serving the living and true God
    Mark Altrogge
    May 14,2013
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  • Really? ALL THINGS Without Grumbling? Really?

    Why does God give us this command? Isn’t it enough to be morally pure? Isn’t it enough not to curse and punch holes in the wall when required to do something unpleasant? What’s so bad about complaining or grumbling a little bit? Everybody does it.
    Mark Altrogge
    May 7,2013
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  • 12 Benefits of Afflictions

    God is the great artist who produces the ultimate masterpieces – sons and daughters in the likeness of his Son Jesus Christ. So he makes every stroke of the Master’s brush, every tap of the Sculptor’s chisel count.
    Mark Altrogge
    April 30,2013
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  • The Name I Never Knew Him By

    Christianity involves gigantic, eternity-shaping truth – but this truth is meant to bring us into a relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ. A family relationship.
    Mark Altrogge
    April 25,2013
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  • If You Want To Get To Me You’ll Have To Go Through…

    When Jesus saved me, I was amazed, grateful and relieved that he would forgive my sins. But I could never have fathomed the depths of the relationship he had brought me into.
    Mark Altrogge
    April 23,2013
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  • That Thing We Don’t Like to Think About

    We get uncomfortable when we think about it. Oh, we know it’s coming sometime, a long, long time from now. There’ll be time to think about it later.
    Mark Altrogge
    April 16,2013
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  • If God Doesn’t Need Anything, Then Why Does He Command Us to Serve Him?

    God doesn’t need anything. He doesn’t need our worship, our work or our money. So why does God command us to worship, serve, and give our money to him?
    Mark Altrogge
    April 9,2013
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  • The Two Different Outcomes of Affliction

    In fact, Christians are promised afflictions, and plenty of them. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” But the outcome of afflictions is different for believers and unbelievers.
    Mark Altrogge
    April 2,2013
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  • It’s Better To Be Faithful Than Gifted

    We may “crave” to grow spiritually, but it won’t happen without diligent effort. It is the diligent person – the one who keeps on plodding day after day, faithfully reading her Bible, praying, fellowshipping, listening to messages – who will have her soul richly supplied.
    Mark Altrogge
    March 26,2013
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  • His Last Friday Was His Best

    Even while dying on the cross, Jesus performed an 11th-hour miracle. He transformed the heart of a hardened criminal.
    Mark Altrogge
    March 19,2013
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  • Forgive Each Other – Sounds Simple, Right? Wrong.

    God commands his children to forgive each another. Seems straight ahead and simple, right? Maybe not quite so straight ahead and simple as it seems on the surface.
    Mark Altrogge
    March 12,2013
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  • We’re Talking Power Here. Real. Life-changing. Power.

    Christianity isn’t about how to be spiritual, achieve your goals or have your best life now. Christianity isn’t about philosophy. It’s not about talk. Christianity is about power.
    Mark Altrogge
    March 5,2013
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  • Trapped. Hemmed in. And Nowhere To Run

    Israel wasn’t even thinking the Red Sea might split open. That wasn’t one of their options. Nobody was saying, “Wait a minute, don’t panic. God might make a channel through the water and take us through on dry ground.” No. God has answers we can’t even imagine.
    Mark Altrogge
    February 26,2013
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  • Sip Your Americano, Then Pick Up Your Sword

    Ted and his wife were regular fixtures in my office at the time. He was a serious slave of sin. He’d turned to Christ a couple years before and seemed to truly despise his sin, but kept sliding back into it.
    Mark Altrogge
    February 19,2013
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