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Key Connections (June 22, 2016)

NEW book: Women of Faith in a Culture of Fear (Colin S. Smith) Why are there so many fearful Christians? Why are we not more obviously different from the culture of fear in which we live? Waiting on the Prodigal Spouse or Child You Love (Betsy Childs Howard, The Gospel Coalition) The […]
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Bible Q&A: What is the Difference Between Heavenly Rewards and Salvation?

Question: What is the difference between heavenly rewards and salvation? Answer: The answer to the first part of your question can be found in the Bible verse: “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). The […]

When Sin Doesn’t Wash Away So Easily

Have you ever wished that God would make it so you could never sin again? Maybe there is a sin in your life that you keep coming back to, and you feel like you will never break free from its tight grip. You know you are truly saved, but feel that […]

Be Strengthened by Grace

While I often know that I am weak in the light of God’s strength, it is a very different matter when I taste this reality. It is in these moments that God breaks me of selfish pride and carefully crafted plans that are rooted in the false belief that I […]
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How to Stand Firm in Gospel Shoes

His bare feet stuck out of the passenger window. We live in a seaside town, and feet like his are a fairly common sight during our long, hot summers. Sunburned on top, cracked and callused on the bottom, his feet give us a glimpse of the day this man just […]
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The God of Our Fathers

In Moses’ great hymn of thanksgiving after the waters of the Red Sea washed over the Egyptians, he exalts his heavenly Father. But have you ever noticed that he pays tribute to his earthly father as well? I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse […]