Spring Retreat

The women of Sovereign Grace met yesterday at beautiful Lake Norman to spend a day meditating on what it means to abide in Christ.  Our theme verse was John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you and that our joy may be full.”

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House of Bread: To Stay or to Go

[Part Two:  House of Bread: What is Love? ] In the ancient Near East, for a woman to loose her husband and her sons meant her life had come to an end, at least life with meaning. This was the plight of Naomi. She had no grandsons so her family had no future. Her hopes and […]

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Infinite Wisdom

In the middle of the Book of Job, while Job is at the height of his suffering, he utters these beautiful words of faith and hope (see Scripture art below). Earlier in the book he described his affliction like this: “Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hireling who looks for his […]

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House of Bread: What is Love?

[Part One:  House of Bread: A Love Story ] Just for the fun of it, I entered the word “love” into Google. As I hit the return key, I experienced a sudden feeling of panic, thinking I had made a terrible mistake and was about to be accosted by porn sites. Whew! Was I relieved when the […]

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Community Pool: April 26

Today’s community pool is rather short but so interesting we didn’t want to wait for a larger collection.  We hope you will take the time to read about the Christian history centered in North Korea.  It’s an amazing story! They called it a “Jerusalem of the East.” Read this fascinating article about the work of […]

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House of Bread: A Love Story

Sometimes it’s said that life is about choices. Well, that may be partly true, but often life involves things we would never choose, such as a car accident, a life-threatening disease, or a failed marriage. These unwanted events transport us immediately to a path that is strange, painful, and uncharted. Whether things we choose or […]

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Lost and Found

There was something about Jesus that attracted tax collectors and other sinners. Luke says they were coming near Him and listening to Him. Luke also tells us that Jesus received them, and according to the accusation of the scribes and Pharisees, He was eating with them as well. The word “receive” can be used to […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Ten

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Nine ] In lecture ten, Dr. Trueman discusses Luther’s growing popularity and its implications for the Roman Church’s hierarchy as well as state rulers and even the new emperor himself, Charles V. Erasmus is also introduced, with interesting facts about his meeting with Frederick and his influence on the reformers. […]

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Little Faith

What are you anxious about today? There are so many things to choose from, especially if you watch the news or skim the headlines on a news site. I was reading the Sermon on the Mount today and noticed that in the middle of Jesus talking about anxiety, He communicates something for us to ponder:  “Consider the lilies […]

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Community Pool: April 21

This week’s collection includes quite a variety of interesting and important topics.  We hope you find them helpful and informative.  Make sure you check out the new documentary on Martin Luther at the bottom of this page.  Nancy and I ordered it this morning after watching the trailer. Here is a nice list of Reformed […]

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