Tag Archives: Maturity

Thoughts from Jude (part 1)

“To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.” (Jude 1:1–2 ESV) Jude writes to those who are called – “And those whom he predestined … Continue reading

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You make a crummy god

This is an excerpt from Matt Chandler’s Advent Message, The Promise of a Savior. “We have been unable to fulfill our lives in away that our souls cease to chase the dangling carrot. Here’s why I worry about us. We’re … Continue reading

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Pondering the gospel transforms us (1 John 2:24-25)

“Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he made … Continue reading

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Transformed hearts lead to transformed lives (1 John 2:1-6)

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and … Continue reading

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Free to Love

“Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.” (1 John 2:10 ESV) “You are free to love the people in your life when you love God more than anything. Because their … Continue reading

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It’s all grace or it’s not grace at all

The degree to which we believe that grace alone saves us is the degree to which we will walk freely in our faith.  A “yes grace, but,” mentality is what keeps morality and self righteousness swimming around inside of us, … Continue reading

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Theology Refresh: The Sanctity of Human Life

Desiring God is doing a series of brief interviews with various teachers called “Theology Refresh.” Justin Taylor just completed one on The Sanctity of Human Life. Listen now or download

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Teach us to Number our Days

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12).  Read blog post, There Never Seems to Be Enough Time.

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Beatitudes: Life of Comfort

The poor in spirit mourn over their sin and the pervasiveness of sin in the world.  They recognize that the world is broken.  This mourning produces a longing for greater things, for eternal things.  God comforts those who mourn.A Life … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Not be Okay

The gospel liberates us to be okay with not being okay. We know we’re not okay—though we try very hard to convince ourselves and other people that we’re basically fine. But the gospel tells us, “Relax, it is finished. The … Continue reading

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