Today's Devotions

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Showcase:Fruit of the Spirit

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness +

    Kindness: The quality of compassion and generosity, characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor, and demanded of believers. Read More
  • Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness +

    Faithfulness: it requires sacrifice, Read More
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Publications

Counseling People with Same-Sex Attraction by Jonathan Holmes

HolmesJonathan 68 90 100In the current landscape of the church, there is probably no other issue which is being discussed more so than the issue of human sexuality and orientation.[1] In particular as biblical counselors, how do we wisely understand, love, engage, and counsel those struggling with same-sex attraction (SSA) or who find themselves in a same-sex relationship?

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Calvin: No Salvation without Sanctification by Chuck Colson

chuckMany Christians struggle to integrate the demands of discipleship with the gift of God's grace. Some tend to make their justification dependent upon their progress in sanctification. Others make their sanctification a superfluous response to their justification. The former leads us into a dead end of performance-driven Christianity dominated by fear and uncertainty. The latter persuades us of our free acceptance before God, but struggles to convince us that holiness is a necessary pursuit. Frequently, these two errors galvanize into theological factions, dig trenches, and exchange fire about "law" and "gospel."

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For the Love of God-Don Carson (Oct 15)

Don  Carsonhttp://www.biblestudytools.com/rsv/1-kings/1-18.html

http://www.biblestudytools.com/rsv/1-thessalonians/1.html

http://www.biblestudytools.com/rsv/ezekiel/48.html

http://www.biblestudytools.com/rsv/psalms/104.html

1 Kings 18; 1 Thessalonians 1; Ezekiel 48; Psalm 104

IT IS TEMPTING TO COMMENT further on the Pauline triad found in 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (see meditation on October 11), but the confrontation on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18) beckons.

Read more: For the Love of God-Don Carson (Oct 15)

Reflections to Consider

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Witnesses for Jesus by Tim Keller (Mark 15) +

    Tim Keller discusses the significance of the women and men who saw Jesus die, buried, and resurrected.  Read More
  • Prayer-bringing light into darkness by NT Wright +

    NT Wright discusses the importance of prayer in maintaining a relationship with Jesus. Read More
  • After darkness, light-the reformation by Michael Reeves +

    Michael Reeves discusses the transformative power of bringing Jesus to the world at the heart of the Reformation. Read More
  • The Esther Option-Living in a fallen world by Mike Cosper +

    The following is an excerpt from an article on The Gospel Coalition website. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Falling in Love With God +

    “falling in love with God,” as Boa’s subtitle for the facet explains. In this approach we attempt to enter into Read More
  • One Holy Fire, Nicky Cruz +

    The introduction to One Holy Fire, Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul establishes Cruz’s desire to awaken the passion and Read More
  • Transformed +

    Webster defines devotion as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.” How do we fall in love Read More
  • A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment +

    A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. Read More
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