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Running to the Pantry of Good Works

Instead of looking to Christ, we too often look to ourselves to console our guilt and remove our shame.

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Smelling the Gospel Flowers in Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs often gets typcasted simply as wisdom for daily living. But, are there gospel scents among the sage’s pages?

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The Gospel Sneaks Up on Me

Even after twenty years of being a Christian the gospel still surprises me. Like a playful child hiding behind a door, it jumps out and gets me when I’m least expecting it.

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Are You All In on the Promises of God?

We are to live as people who are all in on God’s promises. There does not seem to be any permissible half-hearted support of God’s program. We can’t be half in and half out; we are either all in or all out.

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That Dreadful Cup and Our Faithful Savior

It wasn’t the prospect of martyrdom—wrath at the hands of men—that weighed so heavily upon Jesus, it was wrath of God.

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Our Minds Are Like Baking Stones

Our hearts are porous. We must greedily guard them and regularly season them the promises of God.

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No Spin on Sin

As Christians we often relativize sin in broad, impersonal, and sanitary terms. This type of spin on sin harms our spiritual health and diminishes the work of the Holy Spirit.

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Study at the University of Jesus

How do continue on in the faith? How do you persevere? According to the writer of Hebrews one of the main ways is to become a career student at the University of Jesus.

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The Beauty of Christ’s Work Compels Loyalty to Him

The glory of Christ’s work compels both our sense of awe and life of loyalty to him.

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The Unspeakable Dearness of the Son to the Father

In sending Christ, the Father sent his best and most meaningful. And this he did for us and our salvation. What an inestimable gift of love!

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