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Key Connections (April 20, 2018)

April 20, 2018

If You Love God, Listen to Him: Five Reasons to Read the Bible Every Day (Jimmy Needham, Desiring God)

If we want to be about the work of God, we must first be about the word of God. God’s word reveals to us his priorities and values. It shows us what breaks his heart and what makes him sing. It shows us what he is doing in the world — throughout history and right now today.

Preach the Word (Steven Lawson, Ligonier Ministries)

Tragically, exposition is being replaced with entertainment, doctrine with drama, theology with theatrics, and preaching with performances. What is so desperately needed today is for pastors to return to their highest calling—the divine summons to “preach the word” (2 Tim. 4:1–2).

Give Your Life Away (Chris Gee, The Master’s Seminary Blog)

Nonetheless, Paul was bold to teach every part of the Word of God. He didn’t cower away from unpopular topics that may have made people upset at him. He taught God’s truth comprehensively because he knew it was the “pure milk of the Word” by which believers “grow in respect to salvation” (1 Peter 2:2).

The Whole in Our Holiness (Ligon Duncan, 9Marks)

Often, Christians assume that obedience conditions God’s blessing: “If I obey, God will bless me.” This logic is not in Genesis 1. Obedience does not condition God’s love, but is the sphere in which we enjoy God’s love.

The Seven Bitter Fruits of Sin (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)

Some sin will disgust you, and you will wonder how anyone could do such things. But other forms of sin will be attractive to you. That is where Satan deceives.


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Eden Parker

Eden Parker is follower of Jesus. She graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor's degree in Christian Education. If you entered her day unawares, you'd find her running—figuratively for the Father in work & play, literally for her fitness, and physically on the good gift of coffee and all the strength Jesus provides. Eden writes at her website.


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