Five Truths about the Gospel and Reconciliation

Reconciliation has been a hot word in Christian circles in the past decade, and for good reason. From family feuds and broken marriages to social distrust and outright war, there is a deep need for reconciliation in our world. Many voices are rightly crying out for peace in all sorts of circumstances. But true and lasting reconciliation is difficult to attain, much less maintain, and the tepid ceasefires we do reach often only cement our sense that peace is fragile.

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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

When hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, or other disasters occur, we tend to think that God has fallen asleep on the job. Why would He let something like this happen? This timeless question finds its answer in God‘s providential and loving care. This is a God who plants His footsteps in the sea, and the winds and the waves obey Him. This message was given in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but an understanding that God has loving reasons for all such events helps us rise above the storm, setting our minds and hearts on solid ground.

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Is There Any Hope Left for Our Culture?

In these days, it’s not uncommon to hear people wonder, “Is there any hope at all for our society?” As the culture appears to grow more secular, more licentious, and more antagonistic to traditional values and orthodox religion, many in the church have grown more pessimistic. Spiritual decline seems almost inevitable.

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Three Traits of a True Friend

A true friend is a real treasure. To have someone in whom you can confide, someone who knows the best and worst about you without making you feel like a fool, is to have found something precious. We could all use someone like Jonathan, who strengthened David “in God” (1 Sam. 23:16). We all need someone like Timothy, who was intensely committed to the good of others (Phil. 2:20).

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Wallpaper: When the Bible is Truly Taught

“When the Bible is truly taught then the voice of God is truly heard.”
— Alistair Begg

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A Word for the Anxious

History, philosophy, and theology all testify that fear and anxiety have always been a significant part of the human experience. Nevertheless, the word anxiety has a contemporary ring to it. We live in an age of anxiety; it is a part of the fabric of modern life. And it is part of the experience of many believers.

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Four Ways You Can Please the Lord

Have you ever considered what pleases God? In Ephesians 5:10, Paul charges his readers with this very task: “Try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.” Jesus Christ is not merely someone to believe in; He is Lord and Master over His people. He has saved us by grace through faith, and He has called us to serve, love, trust, and obey Him (Eph. 2:8–10; James 2:14–26). In other words, we shouldn’t think of faith as a basic package of salvation with optional add-ons for devotion. Part of God’s purpose in salvation is that we will live in a way that is pleasing to our Savior.

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Six Essentials of Christian Maturity

The Christian life is not a series of a few special performances; it is steady persistence for a lifetime. Many of us can produce a burst of enthusiasm now and then. That’s not particularly difficult. The real challenge is to stay the course over the long haul—not a flash in the pan but steady, stable, and persevering in the essentials of maturing faith.

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Wallpaper: Refuge in Him

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
Psalm 34:8 ESV

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Are the Claims of Christianity Really True?

Do you know someone who has begun to second-guess the claims of Christ? Maybe you lived most of your life as a Christian, never questioning the truths of the Bible, until your world was turned upside down, and you’re now faced with doubts about what you believe. 7 Reasons to [Re]Consider Christianity will help you tackle common questions about the world’s brokenness and remind you why the Bible is not only true but also good news.

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