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Get Still, Trust, Wait

Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The…

The Doctor’s Office

Paul Tripp Over the past few years, I’ve been to the doctor’s office more times than I would like to count. I don’t like seeing the doctor, because it’s a reminder that my health is out of my control. But there’s another reason I don’t like seeing the doctor – the dreaded waiting room. I…

The Gospel as a Stradivarius …

Scotty Smith But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,…

On New Year’s Eve 2017

Scotty Smith   Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ…

Lingerie?

I don’t know much about lingerie but I do know a good commercial when I see one. And the Gospel being pictured in a life. (See part 1) 1 Peter 3:4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s…

Things That Last

Joni Eareckson Tada “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 This year Ken and I spent a little extra to buy the fattest, bushiest tree we could find on a California Christmas-tree…

Jesus’ Rule and Peace Keep Increasing

Scotty Smith Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:7 King Jesus, your…

Advent Is For Lovers!

Paul Tripp If there was a vote to select the most devastating passage in the Bible, Genesis 6:5-6 needs to be a leading candidate: “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted…

Can You Really Just Do It?

Paul Tripp   If you want to live productively in this fallen world, it’s absolutely critical that you humbly admit your limits as a human being, and then proceed to live within them.   You won’t get much encouragement from the surrounding culture. In fact, think about all the branded slogans, advertising campaigns, or inspirational…