Four verbs are used to describe God’s provision for sinners to continue in fellowship with Him. Continue reading
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“Train yourself to be godly”(1 Timothy 4:7). What does your training plan include? See 7 disciplines of abstinence and 7 disciplines of activity. Continue reading
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Straightforward plan for spiritual fitness. Continue reading
f silence. The best way to achieve silence during worship is to practice silence as part of our everyday lives. … When this is a natural habit of our daily lives, then when silence is introduced at specific times … we are perfectly comfortable with it Continue reading
Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading
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The Spirit and the cross correct all three ways we are tempted to make life about ourselves. Continue reading
Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do.
Consider two people from opposite ends of the continuum of power and privilege: a corrupt Judge and a persistent widow.
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Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading
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