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Key Connections (May 18, 2018)

May 18, 2018

The Secret to Finishing Well (Adam Ramsey, The Gospel Coalition)

Jesus is not disillusioned with my insecurities or weaknesses, because he never had any illusions about me when he saved me in the first place. Because of his work, I don’t have to hide, and I don’t need to impress. Jesus has eternally secured for me the smile of my Maker.

When We Don’t Get What We Want (Christina Fox, enCourage)

As your Creator who became incarnate, he has walked in disappointment like you have. As the Author of your story, he knows how it ends—he knows “the rest of the story.” And as the Transformer of your life, he has the ability and the will to turn your water into wine.

The Two Reasons Why You Don’t Pray for Yourself (And Why That Needs to Change)

Prayers for yourself don’t have to be vague or selfish. Instead they can be a tool for your sanctification. And that’s something which glorifies God, and blesses everyone around you.

What Is the Place of Eloquence in Christian Preaching? (John Piper, Desiring God)

We should use our creative gifts to say things in interesting, non-boring, clear, truthful, biblically faithful, emotionally engaging, memorable, striking, compelling ways that are suitable to the subject matter.

How the Apostles Changed the World (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)

The apostles did not set out to change the world—they set out to proclaim the Christ who had changed them. And through proclaiming Christ, lives were transformed, churches were planted, and the world was changed.

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