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Reflections from Small Group

During the Tuesday men's small group, we studied Acts 4:12-13. We meant to study more, but we so thoroughly enjoyed thinking about those two verses and their implications for our lives that we did not move beyond them. Here's what they say, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Now when ...

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What Will You Say to Him?

Christians often take great comfort and joy in God's words of love to them in Scripture, and rightly so. What child of God is not comforted by Paul's reminder, "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)? Or what adopted son or daughter is not enamored with the Savior who says, "I am the good shepherd. I know my own ...

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Voluntary, Unrestrained, and Unmerited

I've often pushed an agenda of meditating on God's grace to us in Christ. I'm not sure that we can do that enough, so I'm going to push that agenda again. Take 10 minutes this week, maybe even today, and reflect on God's grace to you. Marvel at God's grace and pray that he would give you more of it for your good and his glory. In Volume 2 of his Reformed Dogmatics, Herman...

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The Thunderstorm of Life

From time to time, we have music playing in the house. Usually we just keep going about our day and business, but every once in a while, I will stop and listen and consider what is being said or sung. Earlier in the week, or perhaps it was last week, I stopped and listened to a song by Sara Groves entitled "Rain." The song unfolds her paradigm for wrestling with suffering ...

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The Good News is This Good

I've been sitting in lectures on the Christian life over the last couple of days, and we've basically been circling around one theme that ought to have a profound impact on every area of our lives as Christians. That one theme can really be summed up or presented in a couple of Scripture passages: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (R...

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