Praying for others

Have you ever been unsure about how to pray for others?  Perhaps someone’s name comes to mind and you feel compelled to pray, but you are uncertain what to pray.  Or maybe someone has asked you to pray and you know you should even pray at that moment, but no words come to mind.  Your […]

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The sufficiency of God

While working on Sunday’s sermon, I came across this statement by R. C. Sproul on the omnipotence of God, affirming also the sufficiency of God, who does all things His will desires without dependence on any other thing: Aristotle was perplexed by the mysteries of change and motion. As he observed changes taking place around […]

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The sinners in our lives

Jason Helopoulos writes about a common relational circumstance and then offers a hopeful encouragement: Many of us have friends, sons, daughters, wives, and husbands who we struggle to keep hope alive for. They are resistant to the Gospel. Their lives are not only filled with sin, but dominated and controlled by it. Some of the […]

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God’s grace and the ER

When you go to bed at 11 p.m., you don’t expect to see three of your best friends five hours later. When you get up to go to the bathroom at 3:20 a.m., you don’t expect to be welcoming total strangers into your home ten minutes later. When you go to the bathroom in the […]

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Why baseball is best

Sunday evening was the opening of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.  I guess my passion for baseball has been passed on — my 17-year-old daughter has been reminding me daily for several weeks that baseball season is coming.  No way she was missing that game! This morning I read an excellent piece by Kevin […]

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