In the Way of Your Testimonies I Delight | Psalm 119:14

In the way of your testimonies I delightas much as in all riches. Psalm 119:14 ESV Continuing this stanza’s theme of how we are to guard our way with God’s Word that we may not wander from His commandments, the psalmist has declared his resolution to seek the LORD, to store up His Word within …

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The Appeal of Stoicism | Notebook Scribbles (iii)

Unlike my previous posts of notebook writings, this is one larger thought rather than smaller bullet-pointed ones. Life is hard. Discipline is harder. While striving to live a life of strength, value, and honor, I can certainly understand the sway of Stoicism and Taoism. They both teach the necessity of a disciplined life. After all, …

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Self-Examination | Chapter Seven

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Seven Outline Defining Self-ExaminationWe must do so by the Word of God.Why Self-Examination Is DifficultIt is a work of self-reflection.Self-love makes it difficult.Why We Are Hesitant to Examine OurselvesConsciousness of guiltFoolish, presumptuous hopesResting in …

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The Most Critical Need of This Hour | A. W. Tozer

Tozer concludes his marvelous little introduction to the attributes of God, The Knowledge of the Holy, with a chapter titled “The Open Secret.” Below are the opening three paragraphs. Notice particularly as you read how he declares that the need of the church to know God must begin with the individual. Do you wish to …

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Put on the Whole Armor of God | Ephesians 6:10-13

DOWNLOAD PDF Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers …

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I Declare All the Rules of Your Mouth | Psalm 119:13

With my lips I declareall the rules of your mouth. Psalm 119:13 ESV Moving into the second half of our present stanza, the psalmist continues the theme of obtaining purity through clinging to God’s Word, yet while verses 9-12 focused upon current resolve to seek the LORD through the Scriptures and upon the necessity of …

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Friendship with Sin & Satan | William Gurnall

Thus far, Gurnall's The Christian in Complete Armor has not disappointed, although I have been reading it slightly out order as a I preach through the same passages in Ephesians. The following quotation is the fourth warning Gurnall gives to all who would presume to go unarmed and without armor into the spiritual warfare around …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Meditation | Chapter 6

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Six Outline Defining MeditationIt is a solitary work.It is thinking seriously on God.Why We Must Provoke Ourselves to MeditateIt is against flesh and blood.Satan hinders it.Matters for MeditationMeditate upon the corruption of your nature.Meditate …

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Safety Is a Secular, Not Christian, Virtue

“Then he isn’t safe?” said Lucy.“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” I believe this passage of dialogue from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe remains one of the most frequently …

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Be Strong in the Lord | Ephesians 6:10

DOWNLOAD PDF Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10 ESV We continue now with our final section of Ephesians, Kingdom War. Within this marvelous passage of Scripture, the Apostle Paul concisely describes the spiritual warfare that is raging around us and that we are enmeshed within, whether …

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