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God Does Not Need Us; His Love Is Perfect and Unmanipulated

God Does Not Need Us; His Love Is Perfect and Unmanipulated

Imagine not needing someone to make you happy. There are so many benefits to the non-needy individual; one of them is the perfect freedom to love others without worrying about what they may or may not do. God is like this. He does not need… Continue Reading …

The Best and Second Best Reasons to Study Theology

The Best and Second Best Reasons to Study Theology

Do you study your Bible primarily to learn and grow or to know God most of all? I will make the case that the study of theology could be detrimental to your life if you do not see your primary reason for studying theology as… Continue Reading …

A Rattled Confidence during Disappointments Is a Sign It Is from God

Rattled Confidence During Disappointments Is a Sign It Is From God

Trials and disappointment are two unexpected ways the Lord blesses our lives. It’s a challenging way to think, but you know it’s true to the Bible’s narrative. The tension is that in those times in our lives where circumstances mount to such a degree, we… Continue Reading …

When You Finally Realize That God Is Not an American

When You Finally Realize That God Is Not an American

What if God is not an American, and His primary concern is not to keep us from having first-world problems? Is it possible that the Lord has other plans than our pursuit of happiness, and that He may not be totally on board with our… Continue Reading …

Four Stages to the Christian Life. Where Are You?

Four Stages to the Christian Life. Where Are You?

The Christian life is progressive and transforming. To hang with Jesus means to be moving, growing, and changing. It’s a privilege of grace to experience a transformation that leads to maturity, but we’re not all in the same place. There are stages of the Christian… Continue Reading …

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