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Why and How Does God Bless Us?

Mailbag – I was wondering if God treats His people the same way regarding giving “blessing for obedience” in the new covenant. It seems all over the Old Testament—if God’s people obey, they receive a blessing; if they don’t obey, they receive discipline. Does God still treat us… Continue Reading …

When You Mix Suffering and Sovereignty Into Your Life

Suffering is the expected, ordinary life for Christians living as aliens in a fallen world. God knew this, which is why He equipped us to live as victors when engaging the realities of fallenness. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain… Continue Reading …

Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

From Mark Webb After giving a brief survey of these doctrines of sovereign grace, I asked for questions from the class. One lady, in particular, was quite troubled. She said, This is the most awful thing I’ve ever heard! You make it sound as if… Continue Reading …

“I Am Mad at God. There, I Said It.”

I Am Mad at God. There, I Said It.

God is calling us to trust Him. There is a plan for this, and we are part of His plan. The tension, of course, is that He’s the author of our stories, and we are not. Preferably, I want to be the writer of my… Continue Reading …

God Is Incrementally, Systematically, And Purposely Putting You To Death

God Is Incrementally Putting You To Death

Dying to yourself is the hardest thing you will ever learn. And it’s not a one-time appointment with God. Death to self is a repeated act of submitting yourself to the Lord. The good news is that He helps you in this life-long process by… Continue Reading …

Is God Harassing You?

Because of God’s mercy to us, He puts us in places where we cannot fix our problems. From this position of weakness, He perfects His strength. Marriage is the perfect place for the Lord to accomplish this kindness. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

When God Whittles You Down to Size

We have two possible responses to our problems. We can be problem-centered or God-centered. The first reaction leads to anxious complaining while the second is the path to peace, even in the midst of suffering. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Do You Really Want to Know What God Is Thinking?

Do You Really Want to Know What God Is Thinking?

There are times when God can seem distant and possibly disinterested about what is happening in our lives. On the ground level, we feel all alone. We are muttering and sputtering through life, while God is off fighting battles that seem more important to Him… Continue Reading …

The Terrible Lengths God Will Go To For Your Good

Salvation is a gift that we must steward. Managing it is not a matter of losing it, but a matter of sharing it with others. And God will go to great and mighty lengths for your good, so you can be His ambassador for Christ.… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 23 – I Failed As A Parent. Now, What?

Parenting, Day 23 - I Failed As A Parent. Now, What

Parents love and care for their children, which is a good thing. Some parents “over-care” for their children, which is challenging, especially when their kids are not walking with the Lord. Many of these parents struggle as they rehearse all the ways they failed their… Continue Reading …

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