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Justice Smiles and Asks No More

I don't know about you, but sometimes a song will get into my head and then have difficulty getting out. For songs with redeeming content that can be a glorious thing. Of late I've been listening to Daniel Renstrom's rendition of John Newton's wonderful hymn "Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder." You can get a copy here or listen it here, but Daniel's verse 3 (Newton's verse 4...

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Repentance and Mercy

On Tuesdays, I am reading through Sinclair Ferguson's The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction with another brother in the church. This past week we talked about chapters 8 and 9, but I was particularly encouraged by chapter 8, "True Repentance." One of the things that struck me, as it has before, is how wonderful God's mercy is. In the course of identifying elements i...

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The Plea of the Publican

Over the past few weeks, I've been working on a writing project that addresses how to biblically view, deal with, and approach a particular set of sins. I've been reading various books and articles on the subject, but mostly I've been trying to read the Scriptures. This morning I spent some time reflecting on passages like Luke 18:11-13 and 1 Corinthians 10:13. The Luke 18...

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God is Mercy-Full

Just as I do every week, I endeavor to read each day a passage that we'll be studying as a way to prepare my heart for hearing from God when we gather. The passage is a bit longer this week, so I've been digesting it in smaller parts. This morning I read a section of Lamentations which included the two verses that Lamentations is famous for, Lamentations 3:22-23. Consider ...

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