Blog (Page 34)

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Why the Gospel Amazes Me

The Gospel amazes me because… In of the gospel, the God who is eternally happy in his own glorious perfections, chooses to rejoice in the salvation of lumps of clay. In the gospel, scoffing rebels are chosen to receive adopting grace. In the gospel, God the Son, having unlimited strength, chooses to show his strength by veiling himself in human weakness and dying on…

Joni Eareckson Tada on Prayer

From Justin Taylor’s Blog Word-Woven Prayers Joni Eareckson Tada: Often I attend prayer meetings where various requests for healing, finances, safety in travel, or job promotions are divvied out. Naturally, we desire prayer for such things. But a closer look at God’s Word would reveal deeper and more divinely inspired ways to pray for friends and family. Is there a…

Sunday Morning Prayer

Lord, in just a few hours your people will gather to worship you, to encourage one another, and to hear from your Word. I pray that you would begin building our faith right now. Take our minds off of the distractions of our week and draw us away from the worldly attractions of our hearts. Fill our minds with thoughts of you, with views of your glory, and the comforting…

Boasting in Weakness Pt. 3

What keeps me from joyful, constant dependance on the Lord–from boasting in my weaknesses and rejoicing in His strength? There seems to be a few alternatives more appealing to our sinful natures… 1. The Facade approach: We simply pretend we don’t have weaknesses and work through our weariness, pain, difficulty, struggles, and temptations. We would rather…

Boasting in Weakness Pt. 2

Paul’s claim that he boasts in his weaknesses often seems to be a contradiction in terms. To boast is to promote yourself, to show forth your most impressive quality, to call attention to something that will make you seem great in the eyes of others. Weaknesses are those parts of us, whether self-inflicted or providentially given, that we hope no one else will see…

Boasting in Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 To boast in weakness is an elusive honor reserved for broken men and women who have been rebuilt by grace. I find that I’m always searching around…