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A People Proclaiming God’s Praises

| Nov 11, 2013

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but […]

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Quit Horsing Around

| Oct 2, 2013

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.— Psalm 32:8–9 When we feel confused about what […]

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How to Run with Endurance

| Mar 4, 2013

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Hebrews 12:1, Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. The writer to the Hebrews wants us to run well. He is writing this epistle […]

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Light Reveals Remaining Darkness

| Dec 8, 2011

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John Piper writes on 1 John 1:8, The claim to be without sin is self deception. And the reason we are so deceived is that the truth has found no place in us. When a person is converted, the truth takes up residence in the heart. Or we could say the light of God comes […]

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Fear God and Live

| Aug 3, 2011

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This passage is terrifying to one with a tender conscience. He thinks to himself, “I do fear man. . . I do fear what they would do to me and often avoid proclaiming the gospel. I must not fear God enough. Perhaps I do not belong to God.” Dear friend, if you fear God because […]

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Laugh Your Adversary to Scorn

| Jul 6, 2011

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We don’t often think about our struggles or temptations as a direct assault from the enemy. In 1530, Martin Luther wrote a letter to a friend in the midst of depression and advised him in terms of spiritual warfare. . . . Excellent Jerome, You ought to rejoice in this temptation of the devil because […]

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Richard Baxter on Anger and Pride

| May 18, 2011

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Richard Baxter instructs believers in the battle against anger: Be careful to keep a humbled soul that does not think too highly of itself, for humility is patient and does not exaggerate injuries. A proud man considers things as heinous or intolerable that are said or done against him. He that thinks lowly of himself […]

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Sunsetting Our Anger

| May 16, 2011

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Our anger is dangerous. And the clock is ticking. True, there is righteous anger that is rightfully riled at the God-belittling sin we see around—and in us. Sometimes Jesus exuded compassion over the hardness of heart he encountered, but other times he expressed righteous anger, especially toward two-faced leaders. The Bible frequently characterizes God as […]

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