To Your Advantage

“I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7). At the time that Jesus spoke the words that are written above, He was the only person on earth who was filled…

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Lord, Help Me See Their Destiny Four Prayers for Personal Evangelism Article by Garrett Kell Pastor, Alexandria, Virginia Smoke filled the air as the music’s bass reverberated in our ears. The lights were low but glow sticks and lines of cocaine had everyone high. It was a typical Friday night in my college apartment, until…

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A Tribute

Today I received word of the passing of Eugene Peterson, probably best known as the author of the paraphrased Bible titled the Message. He was also a pastor, a seminary professor, and the author of many books that God used to shape this pastor and his ministry. I discovered the writings of Eugene Peterson sometime…

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The Joy We Know Only in Suffering

The Joy We Know Only in Suffering Article by Marshall Segal Staff writer, desiringGod.org The longer I walk with Jesus, the more I see that sufferers often have secret access to happiness. I used to think Satan loved suffering, that it was his weapon of choice against our faith. But while he certainly (and viciously) tries to make…

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Tim Keller on a Fishy Story

Tim Keller on a Fishy Story  Matt Smethurst  BIBLE & THEOLOGY Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash Editors’ note: Tim Keller will lead a workshop on “What a Minor Prophet Teaches Us About Nationalism and Race, Grace and Mission” at our 2019 National Conference, April 1 to 3 in Indianapolis. Browse the complete list of 74 speakers and 58 talks. We hope to see…

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Bought with a Price

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price” (I Corinthians 6:19-20). How often, fellow Christian, do you ponder the truth of the verses above, and thus recognize, deep in…

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Pleasing God

“Jesus said, ‘I do nothing on my own initiative, but I speak the things the Father taught Me. He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him’ (John 8:28-29). When walking on this earth, Jesus had as His ambition to…

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Shannon Brimer and a Call to Ministry Sierra Bible Church, I’m not sure if you know who I am, but my family and I have called SBC home since I was 5 years old when we moved up to Truckee. I have been in and out of the Church throughout the last 4 years because of school and internships….

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Shaped By God

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will…

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What Do You Feed Your Eyes?

What Do You Feed Your Eyes? Article by Marshall Segal Staff writer, desiringGod.org What we feed our eyes will eventually rule our hearts. And I’m not just talking about pornography. Jesus says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if…

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