God Uses Everything – Why Our Suffering Is Never Wasted

God Uses Everything Why Our Suffering Is Never Wasted Article by Vaneetha Rendall Risner Regular Contributor Recently I was hurt by a friend over an insensitive comment she made. My first response was to get upset, and then I began mentally cataloging a list of grievances — remembering all the other times I’d been hurt by…

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Christmas Now and Once Before

Below is an article that I came across today that has so very much to say about the Christmas season and the tug that we feel from both the Bethlehem stable and the world. It was written ten years ago and originally published int he Yale News of Yale University. -Pastor Wayne- CHRISTMAS NOW AND…

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The Past Unwrapped in the Present

The Past Unwrapped in the Present

The Purpose of Christmas

The Purpose of Christmas

With Thankful Hearts

One of the most destructive conflicts in European history was the Thirty Years War, fought between 1618-1648. By 1637 all the pastors of Eilenberg, Germany had either abandoned the city or died of disease, leaving a Lutheran Deacon named Martin Rinkart to care for the spiritual needs of the city. In the ensuing years, he…

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Hagar Slavery for Sarah Freedom

Hagar Slavery for Sarah Freedom

Until Christ is Formed Within You

Until Christ is Formed Within You

Enslaved to Non Gods

Enslaved to Non Gods

Faith of a Servant or a Son

Faith of a Servant or a Son

It Takes A Church

In my last blog post, I shared a quote from Eugene Peterson regarding the reasons that we are exhorted not to neglect our gathering together with our family in Christ. Recently, I have found a similar admonition while reading Alistair Begg’s recent book, Pray Big. In Chapter 7, Alistair expounds on the following passage, “……

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