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Four Marks of a Humble Ministry Leader

What a person treasures defines their spirituality before God. Such attachment to material possessions is where all Christians tend to live, what author Francis Schaeffer calls “ash heap lives” (No Little People, 228). In his book, Schaeffer writes that human materialism is a sign that personal possession, personal pride, and personal gain have […]
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Don’t Wish for Spiritual Growth, Work for It

I am a working mother. I am a steady volunteer for my children’s respective schools and my church. I’m a carpool mom for various after-school programs, a wife of 15 years, a daughter of aging parents, and a mother trying to cook healthy homemade meals at least three times a […]

How to Pray in the Position of a Servant

Learning the art of prayer involves taking the position of a servant. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us. […]

The Goat of Your Guilt Is Gone

Sometimes I need a goat. Not just any goat. A scapegoat — like the one described in Leviticus 16. On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Israel’s high priest, Aaron, brought two goats into the tabernacle courtyard and presented them to the Lord at the entrance of the tabernacle (v7). […]
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If Only It Were a Golden Calf

Sometimes when I read the Old Testament, I scoff at the Israelites and the surrounding nations. I think to myself, “O silly Israelites, God just brought you out of Egypt, and you’re making a golden calf to bow down in worship?” Physical idol worship is one of those things that always makes me […]

Can Christian Love Prevent Us from Being Persecuted?

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) With these words, Jesus announces that he is the pinnacle of love. At the cross, we have a Savior who not only died for his friends, but also for his enemies. Romans […]