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What We Need Most

The biggest need in your life, and in mine, is to see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. I'm convinced that more evangelism, more prayer, more fruitfulness, more holiness will flow from the fountain of our lives only when we start drinking more deeply of Christ.Keep Reading....

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6 Ways to Avoid Delayed Adulthood

Maturity will always be in high demand. Societies need good citizens. Nations clamor for noble leaders. Businesses seek out responsible employees. Parents long for prudent children. And the church of Jesus Christ, wherever it's healthy, is marked by maturing members. Like farmers want their harvests ripe and fathers want their sons wise, God wantsKeep Reading...

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Why You Will Join the Wrong Church

The most read New York Times article from 2016 had nothing to do with politics, culture wars, or comic book movies. Instead, the most-read article of 2016 was all about commitment. The piece, titled "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," was written by Alain de Botton. In it, de Botton takes shots at our culture's idea that the ultimate foundation for commitment in marr...

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God Does Extraordinary Work through Ordinary Means

When we use God's ordinary means, we get God's power with them. Cal Ripken Junior became an extraordinary baseball player by doing an ordinary thing: he showed up for work. He did it again and again and againa record 2,632 consecutive times. The hall-of-fame shortstop first appeared in the Baltimore Orioles starting lineup on May 30, 1982, in a game against the Seattle ...

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Three Kinds of Suffering

We experience three kinds of suffering in this life. One, deserved suffering. We sin, and we suffer misery for it. Sin always spawns misery. It's all sin can do. So, deserved suffering is inevitable: "Be sure your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:23). When our sins catch up with us and we feel the pain, in humility, let's bend our stiff Keep Reading....

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