Hijacking Back Your Brain From Porn – In light of the physical evidence for the dangerously strong addiction of pornography (similar to cocaine and heroin), John Piper writes another post on this topic to show the biblical connection between the mind and body.
Falling on Deaf Ears? Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible – Dr. Al Mohler reflects on an epidemic in our churches as it relates to the preaching of the Word: “In the end, an impatience with the Word of God can be explained only by an impatience with God. We all, both individually and congregationally, neglect God’s Word to our own ruin.”
A Friend of Sinners and No Friend of Sin – Kevin DeYoung: “No one in the history of the world has been more inclusive of the broken hearted than Jesus. And no one has been more intolerant of the impenitent.”
Why You Should Criticize Your Pastor – Pastor and author Jared Wilson: “No, your church leaders are not above criticism. Sometimes they deserve it and need it. Here are some reasons you should criticize your pastor(s)…”
They Need to Be Executed – Read this post from article and resolve to pray for Afghan Christians. “An Afghan public official recently said, ‘Numerous Afghans have become Christians in India. This is an offense to Islamic laws, and according to the Quran, they need to be executed.'”
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God himself is the great good which [believers] are brought to the possession and enjoyment of by redemption. —Jonathan Edwards