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The Lord’s Sufferings: “Pre-planned long in advance”

Indeed, the Lord prearranged his own sufferings in the patriarchs, and in the prophets, and in the whole people of God, giving his sanction to them through the law and the prophets. For that which was to exist in a … Continue reading

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“Jesus reigning from a cursed cross”

A poem by New Testament scholar and pastor D.A. Carson, from his book Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus On that wretched day the soldiers mocked him, Raucous laughter in a barracks room, “Hail the king!” they sneered, while spitting … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be sealed with the Holy Spirit?

Source: DesiringGod, sermon by Pastor John Piper In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will, we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for … Continue reading

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It takes a real man to live for God

“It takes a real man to live for God-a lot more man than to live for the devil, you know? If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough.”— Johnny Cash This has echoes of 1 … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on “how to deal properly with the question of predestination”

TO BARBARA LISSKIRCHEN. April 30, 1531. Grace and peace in Christ. Dear and virtuous Lady: Your dear brother Jerome Weller has informed me that you are sorely troubled about eternal election. I am very sorry to hear this. May Christ … Continue reading

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Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 Here’s Charles Bridges’ profound commentary on this verse: “An unsettled mind is a serious evil–a canker to Christian peace. Every faculty is thrown into disorder. The memory is … Continue reading

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Devotions: Breaking down Romans 10:1-13

heart’s desire and prayer that they may be saved who are “they”? the people of Israel, or those who live by the law, those who seek to please God by obeying the law, the religious why not? why are they lost? … Continue reading

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