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The Blessing of Hard Times

In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider— God has made the one as well as the other so that man will not discover anything that will be after him. – Ecclesiastes 7:14 I remember vividly lying in bed on the eve before my birthday. Tomorrow, at that time, […]

No Boundaries

A dictionary defines the word boundaries as the following: The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something A line determining the limits of an area The greatest possible degree of something Now, consider this: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such […]

How the Law is a Blessing

Kevin DeYoung: We obey the commandments, therefore, not in order to merit God’s favor but because we have already experienced his favor. The Decalogue was given to Israel after God delivered them from Egypt. The law was a response to redemption not a cause of it. In one sense, the law shows us our sin […]

More Than A “God Bless.”

  There’s an old saying, We are not here to see through each other, but rather to see each other through. It’s true when it comes to life within the Church. Christians who are an open book and who have lived even a short time have less need to size up others as there is […]

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