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Don’t Read It Wrong

| Jan 13, 2013

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2 Chronicles 16:9 says something very important about God. He is a God who lacks nothing, and therefore gives everything. He is the source of help for all our needs. And because this is the case, because he is the giver and there is nothing we have which has not been received (1 Corinthians 4:7), […]

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God Is Faithful

| Oct 1, 2012

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1 Corinthians 10:13, No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. In Corinthians 13 Paul briefly refers to […]

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Eternal Authority on Behalf of His Flock

| May 4, 2012

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“Fear not, little flock,” Jesus says, “for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). We magnitude of these words are too great to skim over. God is pleased, happily pleased, to give us the kingdom. John Piper writes, What does he promise to give to his little flock — […]

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The LORD Rules Over All

| Mar 5, 2012

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Psalm 103:17–19, But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. While throughout Psalm […]

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Vividly Remember and Bless the LORD!

| Feb 20, 2012

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Psalm 103:11–14, For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to […]

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His Grace Is Sufficient

| Sep 18, 2011

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This verse is engraved beneath my name on the back of my iPad. It not only identifies that the gadget as mine, it reminds me of my hope not merely to cope in the challenges of life but to be strong in grace. This promise of Jesus has been a means of his strengthening to […]

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The Labor of Our Every Good Work

| Sep 15, 2011

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Charles Spurgeon to pastors: We must cultivate the highest degree of godliness because our work imperatively requires it. The labour of the Christian ministry is well performed in exact proportion to the vigour of our renewed nature. Our work is only well done when it is well with ourselves. As is the workman, such will the […]

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Seek God’s Power to Help Us

| Aug 31, 2011

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The doctrine of the perseverance of the saints is crucial for how we think about trials and whether we will remain steadfast. Puritan Thomas Watson writes in 1692: Would we persevere? Let us seek God’s power to help us. We are kept by the power of God. The child is safest when it is held […]

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Swept Off Our Feet to Come to Jesus

| Aug 17, 2011

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Jesus says, “Come to me . . . and I will give you rest.” But how will we come to him? — by the gospel of grace sweeping us off our feet. J. I. Packer writes, The grace of God is love freely shown toward guilty sinners, contrary to their merit and indeed in defiance […]

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Hope for Ourselves and Others

| Jul 25, 2011

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This little verse is a reminder to us that when God begins a gracious “good work” in us, he finishes it. Paul encourages himself and his readers in Philippi of this as he celebrates their partnership with him in the gospel. There is encouragement here for us, too. Be confident of this: if you are […]

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What Do You Pray When You Read the Bible?

| Feb 23, 2011

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In chapter nine of When I Don’t Desire God, John Piper introduces a memorable and helpful acronym for what to pray before reading Scripture — I. O. U. S. Incline my heart to you, not to prideful gain or any false motive. (Psalm 119:36) Open my eyes to behold wonderful things in your Word. (Psalm 119:18) […]

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