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Confusing

How to Make Sense of Confusing Bible Passages

What in the world? I was reading Psalm 128 and I thought, Surely this passage is used to promote the prosperity gospel: Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,    who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;    you shall be blessed, and […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (August 17, 2018)

Here are your Key Connections for the week! Make ‘God Talk’ An Everyday Part Of Family Life (Julie Melillie, The Gospel Coalition) Christian parents are instructed to disciple their children (Matt. 28:19); thankfully, though, a theology degree isn’t required. Understand the basics of the gospel—what God did for you and […]
Church

What Is the Church?

The first time I thought about this question seriously was with a group of friends in the junior common room of the London Bible College. We were students who loved the Lord, and we were all studying theology. We met together for worship and prayer. We shared fellowship. We were […]
Dating

Six Ways to Prepare Young Christians for Dating

Three months ago I went on my first date. I planned my outfit days in advance. My mom took pictures of me. My stomach was a knot of nervous (and excited) anticipation. My date and I had been friends for a while and we both liked each other, so it […]
Perfection

The Place of Perfection In the Christian Life

Perfectionists don’t settle for anything less than perfect. We desire perfect relationships, to meet specific goals, and to reach a certain standard. Yet when conflict comes, we withdraw in hopelessness. When we fail, we beat ourselves up. And if we don’t reach the standard we set for ourselves, we determine […]
Sharing the Gospel

How to Get Over Your Fear of Sharing the Gospel

“I shared the gospel _____ times this week.” Each Sunday at church, we pass down the pews sign-in sheets containing this line. It’s an opportunity for us as a church to celebrate and encourage each other as we learn to proclaim Christ to our world. You probably wouldn’t be surprised, […]