Category Archives: Spiritual growth

“It is not the intensity of faith that saves, rather it is object of faith that saves.”

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-ground-of-all-human-assurance-before-god/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJRz5fLCmM8

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What is faith?

“I do believe! Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews 11:1 is not a definition of faith, rather, in context, it is communicating what happens when we have … Continue reading

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I asked the Lord, by John Newton

A famous song/poem by John Newton, the former slave-trader who repented when God opened his eyes to his evil sins, resulting in true conversion, and he is also the author of the even more famous “Amazing Grace”. This one is … Continue reading

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Helps for dealing with anger and bitterness

https://www.crossway.org/articles/how-to-pray-when-youre-tempted-by-anger/ See all 5 points, but no. 1 is the most important to begin with. 1. Pray for a deeper conviction of your own sin. I want to encourage you to ask God to show you as never before the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

What a wonderful survey by James R. White of all the times that both the verb and noun for “thanksgiving” is used in the New Testament. For years, I have appreciated Dr. White’s emphasizing God as Creator and we are … Continue reading

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Christianity is dead unless it’s relational

A. T. Robertson says this, and I quote: “Real Christianity is both a doctrine and a life. Mere belief is dead without life as proof. Real spiritual life is impossible without vital contact with God and Christ, and our dealings … Continue reading

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Prayer in song from Psalm 20

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. 20 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!2 May He send you help from the sanctuaryAnd support you from Zion!3 May He remember all your meal offeringsAnd find your burnt offering [a]acceptable! [b]Selah. … Continue reading

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True Worship

“Worship is not only doing what pleases God, but also being pleased with what God does.”  (Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, cited by William Barcley, “Ungratefulness as the Root of Sin” in Tabletalk Magazine, p. 6, November, … Continue reading

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“Suffering is not for nothing” – Elisabeth Elliot

This is part 1 in a series on suffering, by the missionary wife of Jim Elliot, who, in 1956, along with 4 other men,  was killed by an indigenous tribe in South America, when they attempted to take the gospel … Continue reading

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What is the essence and root of sin?

Excellent message by John Piper https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/what-is-sin-the-essence-and-root-of-all-sinning

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