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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Is My Calling? (And Is That Even a Good Question?)

The word “calling” is used often in Christian circles to communicate divine direction toward pastoral ministry. But does the Bible use that word in the same context? Kevin DeYoung points to Scripture where this word is found and gives advice to Christians who wonder what occupation God is “calling” them to.

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The Missing Word in Our Modern Gospel

Sharing the gospel can be difficult. We have to step out in faith with the knowledge of truth. Sadly there is one word missing from the modern gospel presentation. If this one word is missing, it ceases to be the gospel that Jesus preached. It’s the word repent.

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16 Truths About Digit Time and Real Friends

This article could help you view social media from a healthy perspective. Read this to be reminded of the effect of social media.

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10 Reasons Racism Is Sin

Racism exists in this fallen world. We know that it is sin. Read this article by Kevin DeYoung to learn 10 reasons why it is sin and offensive to God.

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Women, Wage War Against Lust

“I sat quietly as prayer requests were shared. Typical answers were offered: busyness, health, etc. Until I heard my own struggle spoken through the words of another woman, and I realized I wasn’t alone. We were both battling a lustful heart.”

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I’m Tired and Busy. How Do I Make Time for the Bible?

Not the one I had in mind but just read this one and it hit home and I think that this would be valuable to our students. “Don’t leave the word to fill the cracks. Force other things into the cracks. They will get done. You will pay your bills if you read your Bible. You will, I promise.”

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You Have More Time for Bible Reading than You Think

We all have a laundry list of excuses as to why we don’t have time for this or that. The truth is, none of us has a good enough excuse for not reading the Word of God. This is a short, but detailed description of the average time spent on everyday tasks and a comparison of how much time it takes to read various books of the Bible. Definitely worth your time!

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What if I Never Get Better?

It can be difficult to know what to say when a friend is suffering and especially for a long period of time or even indefinitely. This can give us insight as to how to encourage our brothers and sisters who have family members diagnosed with cancer, on the long road to recovery after a car accident, or themselves with a painful illness and no real end in sight.

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We Serve God by Serving Others

God is far more interested in why you serve others than in how well you serve them. He’s always looking at your heart, serving willingly and eagerly out of love for Jesus and gratitude for all he’s done for you.

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