Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

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Seeing Christ in All of Scripture: Three Resources to increase intimacy with God through Bible Reading and Prayer I’ve always known that as a Christian, it is important to spend quality time with God through bible reading and prayer. I have not always understood the best way to go about it. At times, especially early on, it has been a …

Practical Help On How To Love

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In light of Sunday’s message on love, I found this article extremely helpful when thinking through how we can practically and effectively love in the face of complicated issues. Specifically dealing with the issue of abortion (more specifically addressing the selling of body parts from aborted babies), Phillip Holmes from Desiring God offers 5 Ways We Can Fight For Children. Often …

Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges

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This month’s recommended reading is “Transforming Grace” by Jerry Bridges. “Transforming Grace” is exactly that: it is transforming as it unfolds the message of God’s grace.  If you struggle believing that God loves you or that God accepts you in Christ, then this is the number one book I would recommend. The fear of rejection is a common fear for …

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

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The following is an excerpt from J. I. Packer’s “Knowing God.” Who Needs Theology? “But wait a minute,” says someone, “tell me this. Is our journey really necessary? In Spurgeon’s day, we know, people found theology interesting, but I find it boring. Why need anyone take time off today for the kind of study you propose? Surely a layperson, at …

What's Being Read: Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller

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The following copy is sourced from Timothy Keller’s website: Success, true love, and the life you’ve always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of …

Tim Keller on Counterfeit Gods

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I recently finished Counterfeit Gods, by Tim Keller.  In his epilogue he writes: Idolatry is not just a failure to obey God, it is a setting of the whole heart on something besides God.  This cannot be remedied only by repenting that you have an idol, or using willpower to try to live differently.  Turning from idols is not less …

Sexual Detox

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Sick of porn? Time to detox. A huge percentage of men need a porn detox, a moral and psychological reset. Do you? If so, whether you know it or not, pornography has corrupted your thinking, weakened your conscience, warped your sense of right and wrong, and twisted your understanding and expectations of sexuality. You need a reset by the One …

Helpful Tools To Fight Impurity In Media

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Covenant Eyes Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering helps you protect your family online. Internet Accountability software monitors how the Internet is used and sends a report to the person you select, such as a friend, parent or mentor. This online transparency helps you think twice about how you use the Web.  Internet Filtering software lets you set time limits …

Jonathan Edwards

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When you counsel and warn others, do it earnestly, affectionately, and thoroughly. And when you are speaking to your equals, let your warnings be intermixed with expressions of your sense of your own unworthiness and of the sovereign grace that makes you differ. And, if you can with a good conscience, say how you in yourself are more unworthy than …