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Ryan Gold
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Spiritual Schizophrenia
It's been almost two years since I've made a post on this ol' blog of mine. With my responsibilities as a husband and father, along with those connected to shepherding a flock, there isn't much time for posts of great length these days (or years!). However,...
Spiritual Schizophrenia
Spiritual Schizophrenia
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Start Over
Are you discouraged by
your sin? Weighed down by the battle of fighting fallenness within? Are you
stuck, refusing to move towards God’s grace in Christ because of personal
regret and the condemnation of conscience? Have you stumbled into that same
transgre...
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Is Christ Alone in All the Clauses of the Apostles' Creed?
In the following passage,
John Calvin penned an absolutely beautiful piece of prose in his Institutes of the Christian Religion .
Closing out his exposition of the Apostles’ Creed, he answers his own question,
“[Is] Christ alone in all the clauses of the cr...
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The River (by Jordan Feliz)
Some songs just grab my
heart and won’t let go. The ones that do always have a blend of truth, melody,
and soul-stirring rhythm -- forging into an auditory powerhouse that captivates
the soul for Christ. The River by Jordan Feliz is just such a song! I prov...
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The Cross Must Calm Our Guilty Fears of Judgment
“This
is our acquittal: the guilt that held us liable for punishment has been
transferred to the head of the Son of God [Isa. 53:12]. We must, above all, remember
this substitution, lest we tremble and remain anxious throughout life – as if
God’s righteous ...
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Satan's lie: "God's mercy is a reason to sin."
“When
Satan attempts to draw you to sin by presenting God as a God all made up of
mercy, then reply that though God’s general mercy extend[s] to all the works of
His hand, yet His special mercy is conformed to the ones who are divinely qualified,
to the one...
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God's Electing Love
“God’s
love is incomprehensible and unchangeable. For it was not after we were reconciled to him through the blood of his Son that he
began to love us. Rather, he has loved us before
the world was created, that we also might be his sons along with his only-...
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What Should I Do If I Don't Feel Like Praying?
“If
you go to pray and your heart is cold as ice spiritually, you can take the fire
of God’s Word and plunge it into your frosty heart by praying through a passage
of Scripture.” Don Whitney , Praying the Bible (85)
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The Bittersweetness of Sin
Consider
sin to be but a bitter sweet. That seeming sweet that is in sin will quickly vanish,
and lasting shame, sorrow, horror, and terror will come in the room of it: Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth,
though he hide it under his tongue, though he s...
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Yo! Russ Moore's Rap Debut
I
just had to quickly post this music video to my blog. Rap artist Flame is a
fellow alum of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary . I love the message of
this song. But the best part of the video is the preaching cut of my former seminary
professor and...
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