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A New Command For Our Old Broken World

Scotty Smith “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 Lord Jesus, the evil events over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA, break our hearts and fuel…

What’s Fair

Joni Eareckson Tada   “Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?” Isaiah 40:13-14 Have you ever walked into a…

The Blessing Of Affliction?

Charles Spurgeon   And you said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live. – Deut 5:24 ESV   God’s great design in all His…

Why We Don’t Lose Heart

John Piper Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16) Paul can’t see the way he used to (and there were no glasses). He can’t hear the way he used to (and there were no hearing aids). He doesn’t recover from beatings the way he…

How To Identify Your Pet Sin?

Tim Challies Every Christian can think of a sin he has identified and attacked with all the brutality he can muster. One of the great joys of the Christian life is seeing God be true to his Word as he motivates and empowers us to wage war against indwelling sin. Yet every one of us…

Looking To Jesus

Charles Spurgeon   Hebrews 12:2 … looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.   It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work, to turn our eyes…

Grace Is Pardon — and Power!

John Piper   By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10)   Grace is not simply leniency…