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Here are 5 key passages from recent Christian articles around the web, including an article on sanctification and the tongue, one on the impact of mom’s faith on children, and more!
How Can I Avoid A God-Centered Life? (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
Jonah was one of the spiritual leaders of his day. He is introduced as “God’s servant Jonah—the prophet from Gath Hepher.” He is called “the prophet,” not “a prophet,” as if there wasn’t another one worth mentioning in that generation.
How Should Sanctification Affect the Tongue?(Josh Buice, DBG)
Occasionally you will hear someone talk about how they can’t control their tongue. They readily and almost with a prideful attitude boast about not having a filter to control their speech. Not only is a loose tongue nothing to boast about, but it’s simply not the way a Christian should behave.
Children, Come and See: Displaying Mom’s Faith in Christ (Christine M. Chappell, Risen Motherhood)
For me, Christ didn’t offer a long list of how-to’s and to-do’s pertaining to motherhood. Rather, he offered the satisfying love I desperately needed—a gift my daughter watched me unwrap day after day.
The Vow of Christ (Jared Wilson, TGC)
Christ’s vow has been made. It has been made out of love for the Father and love for you. Jesus was willing to venture even to death on a cross because his love was greater than his fear. And because his love is greater your sin.
The Gospel for People Pleasers (Katie Deckert, Hospitable Homemaker)
In Christ I don’t have to work for God’s favor. In Christ, I already have His approval. In Christ, because of what He has done, not what I have done, I have the joy of God’s presence and the closeness of His love.