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Growing in Grace- Links 12/7

From the blog this week: The Fall of Man

You Become What You Trust

“These days, our idols look a bit nobler—a spouse, children, happiness, comfort, health—but they enslave us just like the idols of old.”

8 Years and $550 Million: A Pro-life Political Failure

“This past year, the first in which Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency, Planned Parenthood’s haul of tax payer’s money was a whopping $550 million.

In other words, in the eight years Republicans controlled the House, federal funding of our nation’s largest abortion provider increased by 37%. Also worth noting: these increases took place despite Planned Parenthood being criminally investigated for illegally trafficking in dismembered baby parts.”

How Do You Avoid Being Cranky In Corporate Worship?

“Instead, I want to consider how we lean into the tension and avoid being cynical. Or maybe a better way to put it is, I want to think about how we can participate in corporate worship when there may or may not be songs we have concerns about.”

Biblical Sexuality Isn’t A Stump You Can Mow Around

“We don’t mow around a denial of biblical truth. The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture means that we are not to call something a sin which the Bible doesn’t. Nor are we required to do something unless the Scripture requires this of us. That gives us the freedom to mow around stumps when it comes to personalities, preferences, and disputable matters. But it doesn’t give us the freedom to not take a biblical stance when the Bible is clear.”

You Were Made to Yearn

“Let your heart long and hunger this Christmas. Let every pang of discontentment propel you to the manger, the cross, the empty tomb, the promise of return.”

Desiring the Approval of Others

“Comparison is the enemy of joy.”

 

 

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