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Key Connections (May 4, 2018)

May 4, 2018

The Danger of an Unscraped Knee (Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition)

Bad weather will always confound the control freak. The upside is that nature’s resistance to bend to our will reminds us of our frailty and points to the sovereignty of the One who scattered the stars.

The Fire in His Eyes: Seeing the Son in Revelation 1 (John Piper, Desiring God)

The vision of Jesus in Revelation 1:12–16 has always soared above me. How can I rise to this? How can I feel what John must surely want us to feel? “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.” So I thought I would apply some poetic effort to say what he saw in different words.

Lessons About Worship and Faith (John MacArthur, Grace to You)

It is a danger, even for people who love Christ, that we not become so concerned with doing things for Himthat we begin to neglect hearing Him and remembering what He has done for us. We must never allow our service for Christ to crowd out our worship of Him.

When Bible Study Goes Wrong (David Prince, Servants of Grace)

The Bible is not primarily about the Bible. It is not primarily about morality. And the Bible is not merely an encyclopedia of religious knowledge. The Bible is the word of God, and the entirety of the Bible points to Christ, the living Word.

Seven Ways Christ Is the Good Shepherd (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)

Christ does not care for you because of what he can get out of you. That would be the spirit of the hired hand. Christ cares for you because you are his. There will never be a time when he will say, “You’re not worth it.” He made you his own, at the cost of his life and, having made you his own, he will never leave you; he will never forsake you.


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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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