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Isaiah 55 and C.S. Lewis On Desire

Category: Biblical Truth

Isaiah 55 is a grand invitation to find in God's Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53 & 54) the fulfillment and satisfaction of our desires. We so quickly search elsewhere, looking to all manner of lesser objects for the satisfaction of these deep soul desires, only to find ourselves repeatedly...

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Tags: desire, longing, satisfaction, revival

Indicatives and Imperatives

Category: Biblical Truth

I received a number of requests to share the quotes I read on Sunday morning, so I’m posting them here, along with an audio clip of the second quote to give some context. If you missed it, I was simply hoping to emphasize the connection between Ephesians 1-3 and Ephesians 4-6. Everything...

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Tags: grace, indicative, imperative, commands, gospel

A Deluge of Love

Category: Biblical Truth

The Apostle tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8). And therefore seeing he is an infinite Being, it follows that he is an infinite fountain of love. Seeing he is an all-sufficient Being, it follows that he is a full and overflowing and an inexhaustible fountain of love. Seeing he is an...

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Tags: god, love, heaven, infinite

Genesis 1 Proclaims the Gospel

Category: Biblical Truth

The radical nature of Genesis 1 can be seen most clearly by comparison to other ancient cosmologies (stories of how the world came to be). In these myths, the gods were fickle and capricious, and through elaborate cultic practices, including blood offerings and temple prostitution, ancient...

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Tags: genesis, creation, blessing, gods, cosmologies

Genesis: Why are we here?

Category: Biblical Truth

Why are we here? It’s a question we all at least ask at some point even if we don’t lose sleep wrestling with it. The answer found in the first chapter of Genesis is beautiful in its simplicity. Ours is a God so intent on loving and blessing that he created us in order to invite us...

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Tags: creation, creator, love, blessing, earn, worth

Genesis 1 Recap

Category: Biblical Truth

The whole Bible, from beginning to end, speaks of the goodness, greatness, and glory of God, and lifts our eyes from our little kingdoms to see the glorious way in which the creator has made this world as his temple, that we might know him and be known by him, and offer every moment of our lives...

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Tags: genesis, creation, story

Genesis Preaching Series

Category: Biblical Truth

How you interpret the first 12 chapters of the Bible will shape everything you understand of who God is, who you are, and how to live the life you’ve been given. Unfortunately, those are some of most misunderstood chapters of the entire Bible. No part of the Bible has been more vehemently...

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Luke 12:24

Category: Biblical Truth

Most of you know me by now, but what most of you may not know is that I am a dirty, rotten hypocrite. I can spout Bible verses for every occasion, dish up platitudes for whatever ails you, and implore you over and over to “just trust God.” But I worry. I am anxious. I fret. God has...

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Striving For Perfection

Category: Biblical Truth

“It wasn’t supposed to be like this.” We’ve all thought it even if we haven’t said it out loud. So often the way we picture things outshines the reality we experience. Rather than work to better the reality or simply accept it, we tend to pout and feel cheated. At...

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Tags: perfection, striving, gospel, grace, advent, christmas

Thank God.

Category: Biblical Truth

Something that’s really been on my heart lately is the unchanging nature of God. I love that I can count on Him to be the same loving, just God day in and day out. That sameness of character is why I can say that God is good no matter what my circumstances are. This has been a rough week...

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Tags: comfort, thanksgiving, character of god, goodness of god

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