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September 8, 2019

When you are reminded of your inability to present yourself blameless to God, know that our time of worship is coming to God “who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy.” You can't. God can.

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August 25, 2019

Darkness will not last. Pain will not endure. God will safely lead us through “the present evil age” and bring us to that coming age of glory and joy. And now even the darkest night is not so dark anymore. And we give glory to God.

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August 11, 2019

Parents, model humility for your children. God has ordained various authorities to which we owe honor and respect. When parents humbly honor the authorities over them, be they familial, political, spiritual, as God’s kind provision for their good, your children will learn likewise to honor your parental authority God has placed over them.

Parents, model quick repentance to your children. Do not put on a facade of never sinning, and always being right. Show your children that you respond humbly to correction from Scripture, from your pastor and elders, from the body of Christ. Show them there is redemption from sin, that there is a way back after stumbling.

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July 21, 2019

Christians of past generations often thought about what is “sacred” and “secular,” as well as what is “holy” and “profane.” These days, however, for a number of different reasons, many Christians do not dwell on these things so much anymore. And that is a shame.

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July 7, 2019

Paraphrasing C.S. Lewis a little bit here, Trendy words come and go. They mostly go. May the Lord have mercy on us, that idol and idolatry are not just another passing thought of the moment. But that we find lasting delight in God, find our satisfaction and contentment in him who said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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June 16, 2019

Sunday is Father’s Day, and, naturally, my inbox is flooded with notices of special sales. Leaving aside the unabashed consumerism for a moment, we may profit from reflecting on honoring our fathers. Interestingly, honoring our heavenly Father with appropriate gifts is the theme of Malachi 1:6–11.

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