Monthly Archives: January 2013

We do not lose heart

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as … Continue reading

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Are you motivated by performance or the gospel?

  Are you living a Performance Centered Life or a Gospel Centered Life?  Scott Thomas & Tom Wood give us two different diagrams that help us diagnosis what really motivates us in their book, Gospel Coach.

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Singular devotion, first affection

““If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which … Continue reading

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Cooling affections

““If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other … Continue reading

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A deceived heart

“Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them” (Deuteronomy 11:16 ESV). The warning to guard their heart comes back up again (see 8:11-17).  It seems that abundance has a way … Continue reading

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Law doesn’t inspire the heart

““You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them … Continue reading

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I Believe…

This excerpt from a post last January from John Piper is a good way to start the new year of right!  Enjoy! I believe I am so spiritually corrupt and prideful and rebellious that I would never have come to … Continue reading

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