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Jealous for His Glory

God is jealous for the supremacy of His glory and the affections of His people – 10:22 22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? Paul grounds what he is saying in the character of God.  This not a matter of opinion or Christian liberty or simply something good people…

Endure by Faith

But with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. I have always read this to mean, there’s an escape hatch.  Most of us probably have as well.  But look at the last phrase, that you may be able to escape it?  Endure it.  How…

How can your family be an idol?

I was asked recently how family can be an idol.  Below is my response. Good morning. Let me take a run at a response here. First of all, I can’t say definitively what Tim Keller meant when he made his point.  You can email him and ask him! From my perspective, here are some ways “family”…

Lust and Spiritual Vertigo

Sexual fulfillment is ultimate → Immorality 8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. This story recorded in Numbers 25.  Here’s what happened.  The Israelites encamped near the Moabites.   The Moabites worshipped pagan gods of fertility and sexuality.  The Moabites invited the…

Making the Most of 2010

Here we are a day or two into 2010.  This is a time of the year that many people think about their lives, the previous year, the upcoming year, and often will make heart commitments to change in certain areas.  These are typically called New Year’s resolutions.  I read one blog that listed the top ten…