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Discipleship Means Joy

“And if we answer the call to discipleship, where will it lead us? What decisions and partings will it demand? To answer this question we shall have to go to him, for only he knows the answer. 40 more words


It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want to

It’s my birthday today. Perhaps I should be embarrassed about this, but there’s a song that always come to mind on my birthdays, “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to…” It’s Lesley Gore’s iconic song  341 more words


Towers, Battles, and Salt: Why We Struggle to Carry Our Crosses

Perhaps the hardest words ever spoken by our Lord on earth are in Luke 14:27: “Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” 921 more words


Wisdom in the Storms of Life

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.”
Proverbs 4: 7, ESV

We examined Proverbs 4: 7 during church the other day as part of a sermon on how to handle the inevitable storms every believer will face in life.

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On Truthfulness and Honesty

It is only because we follow Jesus that we can be genuinely truthful, for then he reveals to us our sin upon the cross. The cross is God’s truth about us, and therefore it is the only power which can make us truthful.

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What the World Needs

Jesus has a disdain for complacency that is very disconcerting for those who are complacent.  In fact, reading some of the things Jesus actually says in the Bible are not only downright uncomfortable, but are terrifying for those of us who have attained the deceptively fragile equilibrium of the status quo. 938 more words


To follow Jesus means self-renunciation and absolute adherence to Him, and therefore a will dominated by lust can never be allowed to do what it likes.

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