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Posts by Pastor Maguire

Heart Gentleness

Scotty Smith I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezek. 36:26 Gracious Father, the promise of a new heart beating within our breast shouts your grace and declares…

Make War with Unbelief

John Piper Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6) When I am anxious about getting old, I battle unbelief with the promise, “Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry…

To Whom God Entrusts Hardships

Joni Eareckson Tada Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what…

The Eternal Significance of a Single Little Word

Tim Challies Jesus tells us—in fact, he solemnly warns us—that our words matter. Every single word we speak has significance. “I tell you,” he says, “on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matthew 12:36). Not most of those careless words. Not some of those careless words. All…

Fear And Faith Conjoined

Ed Welch Are fear and anxiety wrong? The answers we hear are not always clear. They can leave us with a resounding, “sort of” or “sometimes,” which does not help people who are already feeling uncertain and less spiritual than others. If you expect that spiritual growth will make you fearless and anxiety-free, then you…

What Manner Of Love!

Charles Spurgeon “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.” 1 John 3:1-2 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us.”…

Harvest Of Righteousness

by Joni Eareckson Tada No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 In February, you might see farmers on their tractors, out in last year’s hayfields and cornfields, furrowing the soil. There is…