The Role of Men

The Role of Men by Frederica Mathewes-Green via Russian-Faith “the purpose of that strength becomes obvious: protection…. Men seem to have an innate sense that it is right to die defending women, and don’t expect women to defend them…” I was delighted to be asked to write about the “Role of Men,” because I’ve read so many articles by men about the role of women. Such essays always give me the feeling that men consider themselves the standard, and women the variation. (That assumption was evident in an American magazine…

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Real Joy Has an Address

Real Joy Has an Address by Matt Smethurst for The Gospel Coalition As a dad, I’m not always pleased when my kids obey me. This is because they need to obey with a glad and sincere heart, and that is not always the case. Any child can muster grudging compliance. I’m longing to see a willing spirit and joyful trust. The command to be joyful permeates the Scriptures, but it’s a bit strange if you think about it. Joy is an emotion, not a behavior. How can I be told to feel a certain…

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How We Will Relate to God (Podcast)

How We Will Relate to God Podcast by Pastor John MacArthur for Grace to You Podcast HERE >>>   Well, we’re going to talk about heaven tonight.  I’m going to give you the first half of our discussion of heaven from the viewpoint of what will our relationship to God be.  We won’t have time to cover it all, and that’s probably just as well because of the richness of this particular theme.  The apostle Paul made an amazing statement when he said, “For to me to live is Christ, to die is gain.”  For someone to…

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The Disciple’s Identity – Christ in You (Podcast)

The Disciple’s Identity – Christ in You Podcast by David Platt for Radical GNN Note – If you missed last weeks You In Christ click here now It seems as if everybody has a “key” to the Christian life––some list of things to do, some technique, or some spiritual practice that will improve your life. But what if your identity as a follower of Christ is not ultimately dependent on what you can do? And what if living the Christian life isn’t about merely improving your life? In this message from Colossians…

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United to Christ (Podcast)

United to Christ Podcast by Pastor Michael Best for The Moody Church Relationships often open doors to opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist. It’s who you know, or who you’re united with, that matters. A person’s relationship to Jesus grants access to God that would be impossible otherwise. The moment you place your faith in Christ and enter into that relationship, it fundamentally changes who you are. In this sermon, we unpack three implications of being united with Christ: complete surrender to Christ, full security in Christ, and continue hope in…

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Priest / Christ Makes Atonement (Podcast)

Priest / Christ Makes Atonement Podcast, Pastor Colin Smith, The Orchard MP3 Download / Listen HERE>>> Sermon Outline: An atonement is what it takes to put right something that is wrong. Act 1: The Priest Appears Act 2: The Priest Prepares Act 3: Atonement Is Made Act 4: Sin Is Confessed Act 5: Guilt Is Removed The Atonement Accomplished and Applied Act 1: Christ Appears Act 2: Christ Is Prepared Act 3: Christ Makes Atonement Act 4: We Confess Our Sins Act 5: Our Sins Are Removed Continue Reading /…

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I Don’t Know Why the Atonement ‘Works,’ But I Know It Does

I Don’t Know Why the Atonement ‘Works,’ But I Know It Does by MARK GALLI – Christianity Today Christ taking our place on the cross doesn’t always make sense. It doesn’t have to. Of the many positive things one can say about the analytic philosopher and devout Catholic Eleonore Stump, this one stands out: She is no coward. During her career, Stump has tried valiantly to address the perennial problem of God’s goodness and omnipotence in the face of evil. And now she has published a book, Atonement, in which she dares…

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