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Key Connections (April 13, 2016)

April 13, 2016

Welcome to Key Connections, a new midweek article connecting you to key biblical resources around the web!

The Psalms as Prescription for Depression (Nick Murray, For The Church)

When the darkness is heaviest, it is hard to go to the Word. But I believe that those are the times where the Word is the most necessary.

The lie you believe that stops you praying (Ann Woodcock, The Good Book Company)

Many of us try to pray, but within seconds find ourselves distracted, or discouraged, or even bored! In fact, is it true that, unless there’s a crisis, you can go days without praying much at all?

5 Ways God’s Word Blesses Us (Mark Dever, Crossway)

Since the Bible is the Word of the all-powerful God, we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it is active and accomplishes much.

Fearless Women in a World of Opportunities (John Piper, Desiring God)

…the women of our church asked if I would be the speaker at a half-day gathering. They wanted me to lay out a vision of womanhood and give them a challenge from the Scriptures. So I did that.

Let Your Light Shine Before…Facebook???

When we trumpet our good works on social media, there’s a good chance that we are, in some ways, sacrificing the reward we would receive from God.

The Author
Kristen Wetherell

Kristen Wetherell is a writer and Bible teacher. She has previously served as content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (The Good Book Company, April 2017). She blogs at her website, and you can follow her on Twitter. She and her husband Brad are parents to their sweet daughter and members of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Itasca, Ill.

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