Why I Don't Buy Graduation Cards With Jeremiah 29:11

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'For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11 It's graduation season which means it's time to buy graduation cards for your favorite high school and college graduates. If you ...

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Jonathan Edwards and New Year's Resolutions

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It's that time of year again where people will be making their annual New Year's resolutions. Typically people make resolutions along the lines of eating healthier, exercising more, reading more, etc. Whether you make resolutions or not it is always important to identify areas of your life in ...

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The Mission Field of November 9th

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One of my favorite passages in all of Scripture is Isaiah 6 where, in a vision, Isaiah sees the throne room of God. There are few passages that give us such a big view of who God is in all of His glory and holiness. While not the main point of the passage, the very first verse of Isaiah 6 is an ...

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Thoughts on the 2016 Election

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The question for Christians of who to vote has probably never been more difficult and complicated than the 2016 presidential election. Christians all across the country are wrestling with what they should do come November. Here are some thoughts about how Christians should approach the upcoming ...

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Chesterton and Lewis On What is Wrong the World

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"What is wrong with the world?" Chances are you have heard this question, or even said it or thought it yourself, at some point over the past couple of weeks. Violence, hate, and civil unrest are not new, but we don't normally see them in such intensity and frequency. Whether it be on the ...

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The Hope of Romans 8 in a Genesis 3 World

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Over the past month there has been no shortage of bad, even tragic, news. In the past month as a nation we have seen the senseless Orlando attack, a young boy killed by an alligator, numerous other shootings, and on and on it goes with other similar stories. Also during this time I personally know ...

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The Consequences of Sin

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In recent weeks like many Americans I have been following the news about the various sexual abuse scandals going on at universities around the country. I have read and heard many things that disgust me, but the letter written by the father of Brock Turner, a young man accused of rape at Stanford ...

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A People of Truth

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In the upper room Jesus told his disciples that he was "the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:3). A little later Jesus, standing before Pilate, tells him that He had come "to bear witness to the truth" (John 18:37). For the One who claims to be truth itself, the concept of truth must be of ...

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