Advent: Focusing Our Hearts On Christ

Waiting. We’re terrible at it, aren’t we? We don’t like to wait for anything. What used to take forty-five minutes to bake can now be microwaved in two minutes. We want our internet fast and our shows on demand. I even thought about upgrading to a newer Keurig that can brew a cup of coffee in one minute because my older model takes three minutes. … Continue reading Advent: Focusing Our Hearts On Christ

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 11/23

A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace. From the blog this week: The Creation of Man. Anywhere But God: The Suffocating Hunt for Happiness “We all, to varying degrees, are conscious of this yawning cavern placed within us by Someone without. Inexplicably, we hunger for a meal we have not yet tasted; we thirst for streams our lips have never touched. And … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/23

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 11/16

From the blog this week: Why Do You Worship? Moralism is Not The Gospel (But Many Christians Think It Is) “Hell will be highly populated with those who were “raised right.” The citizens of heaven will be those who, by the sheer grace and mercy of God, are there solely because of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. Moralism is not the gospel.” The Bible … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/16

God's providence, 3 aspects of God's providence, Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

3 Aspects of God’s Providence

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 13 entitled, “The Providence of God.” MLJ defines providence as “that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator upholds all his creatures, is operative in all that transpires in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end” (143). There are three aspects to God’s … Continue reading 3 Aspects of God’s Providence

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 11/3

From the blog this week: Who Cares About the Reformation?; The Reformation: A Return to the Gospel; The Reformation: A Return to Scripture The Evolution of Divorce “The divorce revolution’s collective consequences for children are striking. Taking into account both divorce and non-marital childbearing, sociologist Paul Amato estimates that if the United States enjoyed the same level of family stability today as it did in … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/3