Audio: How to Study the Bible

I found this four-part series on the Grace To You app about how to study the Bible. Pastor John McArthur begins with the “why.” Why should you study the Bible and then proceeds to the how.

Part 1: The Power of the Word in the Believer’s Life

Part 2: The Power of the Word in the Believer’s life continued

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Persecution Updates: Pakistan and Mexico

This past weekend I wrote about the arrest of a Christian teen in Pakistan. Last week I wrote about the persecution of evangelical Christians in rural, Southern Mexico. Continue reading

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Music Monday: I’ll Fly Away performed by Preservation Hall and Del McCoury Band

Some music for your Monday inspired by my weekend. I had the incredible opportunity to see Preservation Hall Jazz Band play at DC’s own Lincoln Theatre last Friday. One of the songs they played was one of my favorites: “I’ll Fly Away.”

Their DC show was I’ll remember forever, but that’s a story for another day. Enjoy.

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The Word: Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Psalm 9:1-2 NASB

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Sharing: Narrow is the Way…

by Mike Ratliff 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to […]

via For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it — Possessing the Treasure

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7 Ways Prayer is Worship by Paul David Tripp

I rarely use devotional books. I really don’t see the point of most of them and if I’m going to attempt to read something daily, I want it to be the Bible itself. That being said, Paul David Tripp’s devotional New Morning Mercies is actually quite good and on occasion I read a daily entry or two.

The entry for Sept. 13, was focused on how prayer is a form of worship it included these seven statements which I found helpful:

  1. Pray acknowledges God’s existence
  2. Prayer bows to God’s glory
  3. Prayer submits to God’s plan
  4. Prayer confesses allegiance to God’s kingdom
  5. Prayer rests in God’s provision
  6. Prayer celebrates God’s grace
  7. Prayer commits to God’s work
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“Portrait of a New Life” – Sermon Recommendation

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Sometimes what makes a sermon good is that it kicks the stuffing out of you. It makes you examine your heart, and convicts you of the sins you’ve been downplaying or ignoring in your own life. Of course, those kinds of sermons are only good when we can also remember the gospel, so we do not just remain weighed down by our guilt and sins.  Continue reading

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