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A heart set on pilgrimage

I’ve  just gone through Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up—A journey through the Psalms of Ascent” bible study. At the start of this “journey” I was in Castlegar, B.C. At the end of this “journey” I am in Swift Current. Last night,…

Live-Stream Tonight: Piper Preaching at 6:10 PM (CST)

Tonight at approximately 6:10 PM (CST) we’re live-streaming John Piper’s sermon from the gospel according to John 7:53-8:11, titled “Neither Do I Condemn You.” To view the live-stream, visit www.desiringGod.org/Live. Please Note: While we encourage you to join us for the sermon, we encourage you…

When Good Lives Are Bad News

There are two ways we get life wrong: 1. We want to be our own Lord instead of Jesus I often replace Jesus as Lord with me as lord, running life my way. I want to be in charge. This…

Troubled But Not Troubled

Jesus’ words “let not your hearts be troubled” (John 14:1a) are comforting. But this it is not merely counsel. It is a command. What Jesus is saying is that in the face of trouble—terrible trouble—we must not allow our hearts…

Israel, Arabs, and the Family of God

Last Sunday I met an Arab Christian who was visiting our church. In a respectful way, he poured out his heart concerning the plight of his people in the Middle East and his sadness at how few American Christian pastors…

Your Acting Is His Acting

In yesterday’s post Pastor John cited Philippians 2:12-13 concerning our sin-killing role in sanctification — Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his…

I Act the Miracle

When it comes to killing my sin I don’t wait for the miracle, I Act the Miracle. Acting a miracle is different from working a miracle. If Jesus tells a paralyzed man to get up, and he gets up, Jesus…