The Intrusion of Glory: R.C. Sproul Goes Home

Our hearts are profoundly saddened this afternoon after receiving the news that R.C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord at about 3 p.m., surrounded by his loving family. He has been such a huge part of our lives for so many years that a gaping hole will be felt for some time to […]

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Light for the Nations

Missions is always present in our thinking. We’ve enjoyed and profited from various readings this week, including John Stott on Romans and John Piper on God’s glory in the worship of the nations. Stott writes, “The highest of missionary motives is neither obedience to the Great Commission (important as that is), nor love for sinners […]

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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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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day Six

It is an awesome thing that God looks down on all the peoples of the world and names a flock for himself, and then sends missionaries in the name of Christ, and then leads his chosen ones to the sound of the gospel, and then saves them. They could be saved no other way. Missions […]

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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day Five

Jesus said, “If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24). When he says, “Be reconciled to your brother,” notice that […]

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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day Four

My heart is swayed, and I embrace the beauty and bounty of Christ as my treasure. And there flows into my heart this great reality—the love of Christ for me. So I say with those early witnesses, “He loved me and gave himself for me.” And what do I mean? I mean that he paid […]

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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day Three

The way Christ defeated death and disease was by taking them on himself and carrying them with him to the grave. God’s judgment on the sin that brought disease was endured by Jesus when he suffered and died. The prophet Isaiah explained the death of Christ with these words: “He was wounded for our transgressions; […]

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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day Two

If God were not just, there would be no demand for his Son to suffer and die. And if God were not loving, there would be no willingness for his Son to suffer and die. But God is both just and loving. Therefore his love is willing to meet the demands of his justice. . .Let us […]

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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day One

Brian and I would like to share verses we are meditating on this week. These passages of Scripture relate to the cross and resurrection as we move from Palm Sunday to Easter. At the cross, Jesus purchased invincible joy for us as promised in the New Covenant. Rejoice! The measure of God’s love for us […]

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Wherever You Go

The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. Acts 11:21 In this four-minute clip, John Piper encourages those who are answering the call of the Great Commission. You’re a single woman or a single guy, a married couple, old or young, you’re retired, and you’re […]

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