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God Promises You

God Promises You

He has given us His very great and precious promises. – 2 Peter 1:4 When a shipbuilder erects a boat, does he do so only to keep it on the scaffolding? No, he builds it to sail the seas and to weather the storms. In fact, if he does not think of strong winds and hurricanes as he

What Is the Purpose of Life?

The Meaning Of Life And Other Important Things The meaning, purpose, and significance of our lives are found only by aligning our lives with God’s purposes, in lives committed to following Jesus Christ. – Unfinished, p. xviii One of the subplots in the 2003 movie Finding Nemo is about of a group of fish who long

Preaching the Gospel: It’s All About Jesus and His Sacrifice

Some years ago I made my own careful study of Gospel preaching in the New Testament. I was convicted and humbled. As a result, I wanted to destroy many of my past sermons. Many of my early sermons were a “Moses/Jesus” gospel — mixing legalism from the Old Testament with the grace of the New

Christians, Jesus, and Pine-Sol

  Mama was a strange mixture of the holy and the profane. If Mama and Canadian Mist were a mixed drink, it would be called Intemperance. Mama drank too much, got drunk, and did stupid things, like driving her green Ford LTD around and around the yellow house at a very high speed. She’d crank

Integrity: What’s the Price?

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. – Proverbs 26:24 Kyle was a small building contractor known for the high quality of his work. A sizable company awarded him the bid on a project larger

Nurturing Your Marriage During Adoption

After a new child comes home, it can be tricky to figure out how to nurture both the new relationship with your child and the existing relationship with your partner. People these days tend to think that going out on dates with your spouse is an essential part of a healthy relationship. New moms sometimes feel pressured to

How to Establish Family Rules

There is so much you, the parent, can do to build a relationship with your child. But first we must show our kids we mean business in building a relationship with them. If you’re wondering how to be a confident and cool parent, you must first start by establishing a few family rules. Establishing Family Rules

Contagious Contentment

Want your kids to mature and derive joy through giving rather than keeping? Want them to become generous, giving, and gracious people? It starts with you. With your values. With your priorities. With your awareness that enough is enough. Contentment is contagious. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty rare. It’s all too easy for parents to communicate

Think Great Thoughts

One Saturday night our house was assaulted by an odor so indescribably noxious we had to evacuate. We figured it was a gas leak and called both the gas company and the fire department. As it turned out, a skunk had gotten very close to our house. I made a few phone calls, but no

From This Day Forward

What does it take to support a growing and successful marriage? Craig and Amy Groeschel describe five priorities, the most important of which is to seek God. All other things flow from your relationship with Jesus. In the study, From This Day Forward, the Groeschels help us to understand what it means to seek God.

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