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Up and Out, Not In

Posted on 9/15/2014 by Tullian Tchividjian

When a lot of Christian’s think about “spirituality” they tend to think of it monastically, individualistically. In fact, in his book on sanctification, Harold Senkbeil writes, “What has developed under the guise of the practice of the Christian faith borders on a new monasticism.” Many of us, in other words, think about spirituality exclusively in terms of personal piety, internal devotion, and spiritual formation. We focus almost entirely on ourselves and our private disciplines: praying, reading the Bible, and so on.

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The King’s Speech Beatitudes, part one of six

Posted on 9/11/2014 by Margaret Ashmore

When He saw the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And He opened His mouth saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:1-3

Someone asked C.S. Lewis if he cared for the Beatitudes, “As to caring for it, if “caring for,” means liking or enjoying, I suppose no one cares for it. Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledgehammer? I can hardly imagine a more deadly spiritual condition than that of a man who can read it with tranquil pleasure.”

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Sometimes You Have to Stop Being Just a Servant

Posted on 9/8/2014 by Leslie Vernick

I was speaking at a major Christian University about building healthy relationships recently and a student approached me with a problem.  He said, “You teach mutuality and reciprocity are important components in 

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It's Not Your Party

Posted on 9/2/2014 by Paul Tripp

Back in my early days of ministry, I was a kindergarten teacher at a Christian school. Those were the four longest years of my life...actually, that's not true. They were four great years, because I was finally with an age group that I could relate to!

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How To Find Joy “IN” Suffering

Posted on 8/20/2014 by Brad Hambrick

When Scripture indicates that Christians should be able to rejoice in their suffering (Rom. 5:3-5) because of the hope we have in the gospel, it can be difficult to accept. Some try

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Is Heaven All There Is? (Part 2)

Posted on 8/18/2014 by Tullian Tchividjian

(Here is part 2 of my post the other day, taken from the last chapter of my book Do I Know God?)

 The apostle Peter said, “According to his promise

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How Does God Feel About You?

Posted on 8/13/2014 by Susan Thomas

I’ve heard it said that the most important thought you will ever think is what you think about when you think about God. Not only is that a potential tongue twister (try to say it three times in a row fast!), it is a VERY true statement.

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Why We Must Never Forget Even When We Do Forgive

Posted on 8/11/2014 by Leslie Vernick

Working for over 30 years with couples attempting to recover from serious marital sin, I have often heard one of them say, “Why can’t you just forgive and forget?” or “You’re holding onto the past? 

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A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE GOSPEL IN ONE BIG SENTENCE

Posted on 8/8/2014 by Kevin DeYoung

One of the clearest and most comprehensive statements of John Witherspoon’s theology can be found in his Essay on Justification (1756) where he sets out to defend justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ and ends up giving this big, broad, glorious summary of the gospel:

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