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Key Connections (April 27, 2018)

April 27, 2018

The Wall Between You and God’s Will (Marshall Segal, Desiring God)

And how do we behold the glory of the Lord? We listen to God’s voice (in his word) as he reveals to us the way things really are. We search the Scriptures, because they all bear witness to the glory of Christ (John 5:39).

The Simple Reason Why So Many Christians Are Miserable (Kevin Halloran, Anchored in Christ)

According to Jesus, there is a link between our obedience and our joy. We experience the joy of Christ when we abide in His love, but this abiding requires whole-hearted obedience.

Why John Piper’s “Shells” Illustration Transformed a Generation (Tim Challies, Challies.com)

You don’t have to know a lot of things in order to make a huge difference for the Lord in the world. But you do need to know a few things that are great and be willing to live for them and die for them.

What Is the Gospel? (Burk Parsons, Ligonier Ministries)

It is vital we understand that just because a preacher talks about Jesus, the cross, and heaven, that does not mean he is preaching the gospel. And just because there is a church building on every corner does not mean the gospel is preached on every corner.

The Danger of Forgetting (James Williams, Growing in Grace)

Are we guilty as well? While we may be able to cognitively remember things God has done, are we letting that feed our faith and trust in Him? We might think it’s crazy that the Israelites doubted at this point considering all they had seen, but perhaps we do the same thing.

For the Lord Your God Is With You (Eden Parker, Unlocking the Bible)

Before Joshua could run into battle armed with God’s promise, he had to actually hear and know God’s Word to him and believe what God said was true. He had to treasure it in his heart so that it would come from his mouth on demand.


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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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