Posts tagged church
Not Safe, But Good - The Men We Desperately Need Today

In a feminized culture where men are praised more for being kind, soft and gentle versus acting like men and standing up for what’s right even if it means being “insensitive” or “mean”, how can Christian men avoid being soft the way our culture would like them to be but also not be mean spirited becoming a bad witness for Christ? This article does a great job of showing us how men can be as C.S. Lewis describes Aslan from Chronicles of Narnia “not safe, but good”. 

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Five Purposes for Suffering

The Lord is compassionate and merciful in our suffering. Repentance, Reliance, Righteousness, Reward, and Reminders are ways that his mercy and kindness are shown in suffering.

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Let Go of the Life You Wanted

A really good article for everyone struggling with depression and hopelessness. One of my favorite quotes is- “What screws us up most in life is the picture we have in our heads of how it is supposed to be.” This article addresses that very issue.

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Two Reasons Why Coveting is a Serious Sin

We’re in violation of a few commandments when we covet. We cannot Love the Lord God with all our hearts and with all our soul and all our minds, we cannot love our neighbors as ourselves.

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Is God Anti-Gay?

The allurement toward this idol (same sex attractions) is far more than sexual attraction alone. And it is hugely destructive. Among other things, it creates yearnings that cannot (or should not) be fulfilled, and terribly burdens friendships.

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Seven Things Your Church Needs from You

This is a useful article that describes 7 habits to cultivate as a church member.

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When Temptation Holds Out Pleasure

“A lot of my life was wasted on the assumption that dead things were the best things. Dead things being another way to describe “sinful things” — all the ways we try to be happy when we’re dead in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). I intentionally and persistently chose behaviors and affections that dishonored God and neighbor, because I figured they had the ability to satisfy me.”

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Is Social Justice a Gospel Issue?

There has been a lot of talk in the media about social justice. But does it apply to the gospel? Kevin DeYoung answers that question in this helpful article.

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The Message of the Cross

H.B. Charles points us to the cross and its power! A quote from this sermon. It is the will of God, to have the Spirit of God, use the Word of God, to make the children of God, look like the Son of God.

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College Doesn’t Change Your Heart, It Reveals

College is a time where you’re away from your home, your church, your comforts, your safe zone. So it will test your thoughts, your desires and reveal your heart.

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What to Expect in Discipleship

Discipleship is biblical, l and these are just a few ways our college staff seeks to model Christ to others. It would be wise to consider approaching an older man or woman and inviting them into your life. If nothing else, you may at least end up with a free meal.

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Grace Liberates Your Relationships

Paul Tripp unleashes his counseling side in this convicting sermon. He encourages Christians to become more selfless in our relationship.

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Why Does Your Small Group Meet

This article answers what the title asks- the end goal of small groups is to strengthen one another’s faith!

How can we do that practically?

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Book Reviews

This is a review of two excellent books on very important topics, relationships (When People are Big and God is Small) and food (Confessions of a Food Catholic). Hopefully this encourages you to read these book that could make a great impact in your life.

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When We Were Kings

Bobby Scott is a pastor at Community of Faith Bible Church in downtown Los Angeles. In this sermon he brings understanding to the sin that took place in the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve chose to distrust God.

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Lord, Free Me from Pride

An inflated sense of self-importance is hard to spot and hard to beat! Here are some helpful tips to cultivate humility and intentionally turn our eyes outward and upward when they want to ruminate on ourselves.

How can we do that practically?

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The Benefits of Radix

The small group setting allows us the opportunity to pray together, unpack Scripture as we walk through a particular topic, and work through practical scenarios through the lens of Scripture.

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How to Really Live

Another sermon from Rick Holland's Ecclesiastes series specifically targeting young people to enjoy life to the glory of God.

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Eleven Ways Christians Can Love One Another

The second greatest commanded is to love your neighbor as yourself. Here are eleven ways we can love one another.

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Book Review - Adopted for Life

This is a book review. The review of Adopted for Life and Confession. Hopefully this review helps you to meditate on God’s adoption of His children.

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