Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Summer Thoughts

  • Love Apart from God +

    (500) Days of Summer And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Read More
  • Jon Acuff-Stuff Christians Like +

    #1043. Taking church off in the summer. Wait, what? No. That can't be true. Even typing those words should have 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?

Read more: Counseling People with Same-Sex Attraction by Jonathan Holmes

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."

Read more: Calvin: No Salvation without Sanctification by Chuck Colson

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

  • Canticle of the Turning by Gary Daigle, Rory Cooney & Theresa Donohoo +

    1. My soul cries out with a joyful shoutthat the God of my heart is great,And my spirit sings of Read More
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones) by Lauren Daigle +

    Through the eyes of men it seems Read More
  • First by Lauren Daigle +

    Before I bring my need Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher +

    Great is Your faithfulness, oh GodYou wrestle with the sinner's heartYou lead us by still waters and to mercyAnd nothing Read More
  • Christ is Risen by Matt Maher +

    Let no one caught in sin remain*Inside the lie of inward shameWe fix our eyes upon the crossAnd run to Read More
  • Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher +

    Lord, I come, I confessBowing here I find my restWithout You I fall apartYou're the One that guides my heart Read More
  • Hold us together by Matt Maher +

    It don't have a job, don't pay your bills Read More
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