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Weekly Wisdom (7-31-15)

Articles and More... Looking Forward to a Heaven We Can Imagine: This is the next part in the series on the key doctrines of the Christian faith. "What God made us to desire is exactly what he promises to those who follow Jesus Christ: a resurrected life in a resurrected body, with the resurrected Christ on a resurrected earth. Our desires correspond precisely to God's ...

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Do You Ever Doubt??

Recently, I was given the opportunity to give my testimony of faith in Christ to our Sunday School class. The very task of summing up how God has been so gracious to me over forty-five years was overwhelming, especially staying within the boundary of thirty minutes. Preparing for this class spurred me to pull out some old notes, books, prayer journals, and studies that I h...

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Weekly Wisdom (7-24-15)

Articles and More... Strange is Good With the Trinity: This is another installment in The Gospel Coalition's series on "The Key Doctrines of the Christian Faith". Praying the Bible: "Join Don Whitney on a 5-day journey to learn a simple, practical, and biblical approach to prayer that will turn duty into delight!" How Then Shall We Worship?: Amazon is offering a f...

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Alaska Trip

As some of you may know, Derek Hinckley and I recently drove all the way from Fairbanks, Alaska to Greenwood. We left Fairbanks on June 29th and drove until July 3rd, stopping pretty much only for gas, food, bathroom breaks, and sleep. On the way, we traveled through Alaska, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Mis...

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Weekly Wisdom (7-17-15)

Articles and More... Searcher of our Hearts: "God knows everything. For many Christians, this theological statement was part of our basic Sunday school training. But it also tends to be one of those doctrines we affirm without much thought about what it means for our everyday lives." Too Busy to See We're Blind: This article goes hand-in-hand with Corley Moses' blo...

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Needs, Weeds, and Seeds

Riding around on the farm this year seems to be a never ending journey of discovering new weeds growing in the fields. Although weeds are nothing new in farming, there is a resurgence lately of uncontrollable weeds that hasn't been seen in years. Despite the latest technology in science and or mechanical engineering, the unwanted plants seem to find a way to survive. In my...

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Weekly Wisdom (7-10-15)

Articles and More... Adopted by the Living God: "By God's grace, the teaching on adoption enables us to do what it difficult for some of usto believe that God truly loves us (1 John 4:16)." Grace to You Bible App: This app is free and includes the ESV Bible and many John MacArthur resources. Cross Collaboration July Newsletter: Enjoy this update from the Bonham and Gu...

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Lately, there seems to be a theme to what the Lord is surrounding me withthe topic of wisdom. From Lysa Terkherst's The Best Yes, Vacation Bible School's theme of wisdom, Jeff is reading Proverbs to our girls each night at bedtime, and, last but not least, a book, Pursuing the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming. The unifying verse of the book is "Teach us to number our days ...

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Weekly Wisdom (7-3-15)

Articles and More... Christ Will Come Again:"'Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.' So goes the well-known memorial acclamation. But sometimes we don't think much about the third of these three declarations. Where does Christ's second coming fit in with his first coming? And how does it shape our life and hope now?" Is Christianity Dying?: "Bible ...

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