Monthly Archives: June 2012

Grace Driven Effort

How should we fight sin in our lives?  Download a PDF of Grace Driven Effort here.  This was originally published in two posts located here and here. Advertisements

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The glory of God shines brightest through weak & feeble people

“Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these … Continue reading

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The role of scripture is to reveal God to us

“Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them … Continue reading

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Desiring God Ministry Update

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Whose agenda are you pursuing – yours or God’s?

“So I prayed to the God of heaven.” (Nehemiah 2:4 ESV) “for the good hand of my God was upon me.” (Nehemiah 2:8 ESV) “my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem” (Nehemiah 2:12 ESV) Nehemiah surveys … Continue reading

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The fuel for being bold

“In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. And the king … Continue reading

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Are you obeying well enough to be accepted?

“And I said, “O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the … Continue reading

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Hope is the fuel for joy in the midst of hardships

“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten … Continue reading

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Are you living under law or under grace?

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 ESV) In Galatians 4:21-28, Paul is making the argument that the Galatians are no longer under the law … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Gospel Centered Life:
Yesterday, I briefly posted a quote from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion which said “men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted…

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