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Key Connections

Key Connections (November 17, 2017)

The Flesh is Weak: Pastoral Reflections on Self-Control (Aaron Menikoff, 9Marks) It’s good to remember the fight for self-control. I must fight more. But the fight isn’t the whole story. Self-control is both a call to action and a gift to be received. Self-control is a piece of the fruit of […]
Proclaim

Salvation and Purpose in Five Little Words

“But” is my favorite word in the Bible. Throughout Scripture we see “but God,” or “but Christ,” or “but when…” Something was lost, but now it’s found. Someone was dead, but is now alive. A person was blind, but now can see. There was no way, but God made a […]
Angry

Why Christians Should Not Get Angry with the Lost

Imagine for a moment that you are responsible for parking at the Super Bowl. The cars are jammed in, bumper-to-bumper, and when the game is over, your job is to clear the parking lot as quickly and as safely as possible. Your strategy is simple: As soon as the drivers […]
Panic Attacks

Gospel Gratitude Through Panic Attacks

In a hotel gym while on vacation with my family, I stepped down from the treadmill to stretch, and found myself flat on my back—vision blurred. I reached for my phone to ask for help—thankfully I could. My sister helped me unglue from the ground and wobble to the elevator. […]
God Gives

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

“It’s all too much,” I cried into my coffee. “I can’t do it. I’m not enough.” Sitting in that quiet coffee shop, reality hit with force. Every day is filled with one reminder after another that I am not sufficient. I am not enough for my small group girls; I […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (November 10, 2017)

Do You Excuse Your Own Sin? (Don Straka, Desiring God) Instead of owning our sin, we excuse it. Instead of killing sin, we explain it away. Our sins become nothing worse, on our minds, than the kind of errors kids make playing soccer. You Are Not Too Young (Jaquelle Crowe, Revive Our […]