Category Archives: Peace

How to overcome a condemning heart

Assurance of our standing before God is not a static propositional truth to believe. Assurance is experienced in the active transformed life of Christlike love. Following the example of what Jesus did for us through acts of sacrificial love is a strong means for assuring our heart before God. Continue reading

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Peace on earth, good-will to men?

“I heard the bells on Christmas day Continue reading

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Restoration is our deepest need

Restoration is not just a matter of a vacation by the quiet sea; it’s what we need from the moment we enter the world. It’s our deepest need. Continue reading

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Common grace and common good

We are called to be agents of common grace who are committed to the welfare of the city of our exile. Continue reading

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Christ appears in Heaven for us!

Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because… Continue reading

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Learning to enjoy silence

The question of whether we need any silences goes to who we are, not just to what we want. That’s why a loss of silence is so serious. A loss of silence is as serious as a loss of memory, and just as disorienting. Continue reading

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3 motivations for protecting unity

1. The prayer of Jesus John 17:23 -Jesus prayed, “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” 2. The passion of God Proverbs 6:16,19 – “There … Continue reading

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