Growing in Grace- Links 7/14

From the blog this week: Four Things to Remember When You Are Struck by Fear 4 Ways Every Member Can Strengthen Their Local Church “Every church member is like an individual Jenga block. Each block is vital to the stability of the structure. If just one block is out of place, the whole thing becomes unstable.” Christian, Are Your Doors Locked? “I wonder, Christian, what … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 7/14

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Four Things to Remember When You Are Struck by Fear

All of us have been afraid. From children afraid of the dark to adults afraid of death, we’ve all experienced fear. Perhaps that’s why one of the most repeated commands in scripture is “fear not.” Why are we told to not to fear? Aren’t there times in our life when we should be afraid? In certain situations, wouldn’t we be foolish not to fear? Consider … Continue reading Four Things to Remember When You Are Struck by Fear

Growing in Grace- Links 6/7

A collection of links from around the web: From the blog this week: The Comforting Truth of God’s Sovereignty The Utter Horror of the Smallest Sins “Little sins reveal that we are willing to rebel against God in even the smallest matters.” Behold (and beware) the Grandiose View of Self “Too many have thought themselves above falling. They wouldn’t succumb to sexual sin or the … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/7

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The Comforting Truth of God’s Sovereignty

Only the bravest people dare to venture outside in the middle of a Texas summer day, the rest of us are either in an air-conditioned building or near water. My kids love to swim, and being inside all day supplies young children abundant energy that needs to be burned if there’s to be any hope of a decent bedtime. So, we spend many hot summer … Continue reading The Comforting Truth of God’s Sovereignty

The Existence and Being of God

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ). After spending the first few chapters establishing an understanding of the Word of God (revelation, authority), he now moves on to the doctrine of God. Chapter 5 is entitled ‘The Existence and Being of God.’ In all of our thinking, God must be the starting point. All too often, MLJ critiques, … Continue reading The Existence and Being of God