Desiring God: Moms Need Theology Too

When you are drop-dead tired and your child is sick and your husband is out of town for work and you don’t think you can make it until he returns, it is your theology that tells you that God will provide you with the grace you need in the moment (1 Corinthians 10:13). It is your theology that reminds you that you can’t do life … Continue reading Desiring God: Moms Need Theology Too

What does it mean to be a godly wife?

To be a godly wife, we must first consider what the word godly means. In 1 Timothy 2:2, Paul uses the word in conjunction with being “peaceful,” “quiet,” and “dignified.” The Bible says the Spirit, who is in every believer, produces visible and invisible acts of godliness, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness” (Galatians 5:22). The decisive definition of godliness would be “Christlikeness.” … Continue reading What does it mean to be a godly wife?

Schwartz: The Day Salvation Was Born

In looking back on my childhood, I remember the Christmas gifts that disappointed me, rather than the Christmas gifts that made me happy. Two instances stand out in my mind. But first let me give you some context. I was raised right outside New York City. I was the third of four children, and my father was a physician-a general practitioner-who still made house calls. … Continue reading Schwartz: The Day Salvation Was Born

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Proud Women and Broken Women

Are you a proud woman or a broken woman? Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth helps you honestly examine your heart with a series of penetrating comparisons of proud women vs. broken women. “Broken women continually sense their need for a fresh encounter with God and a fresh filling of His Holy Spirit,” Nancy says. Watch and ask yourself if you reflect the characteristics of a proud woman … Continue reading Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Proud Women and Broken Women

Mercatornet: A de-sexed society is a de-humanised society

Physical reality exists independent of “gender identity non-discrimination” law—or any man-made law. Laws have no power to make reality go away, but they can change how people behave in response to reality. They can enforce disregard for reality through speech protocols, social and economic pressures, invasions of privacy, and thought policing. And that is what the effect of Obama’s executive order is all about. It will … Continue reading Mercatornet: A de-sexed society is a de-humanised society

Spectacular Grace vs. Empowerment

If we just focused on the psychology behind feminist ambitions for a second, we’d find they are counterfeiting a false strength which they sell us as empowerment. We need to know the difference between what is a sound sense of strength and what is not. Paul Washer points out the truth here. If we’re weak it’s because we’ve bought into the idea of empowerment. They say, “Look at what … Continue reading Spectacular Grace vs. Empowerment

The Gospel

Mommaven, Compfight CC
Mommaven, Compfight CC

Have you ever started reading a story book in the middle, or tried to watch a movie starting halfway through the plot? I have, and though it is possible to figure out the gist of the story, it can be hard to have adequate context, and sometimes important details are missed. Most of all, the significance of events is lost on an audience who doesn’t understand the history of what has come before. Most people start in the middle of the gospel story, with man’s need of a savior and Christ’s atoning work on the cross. But while this is an appropriate message in some settings, if we never understand the beginning of the story, we’ll be left with a truncated view of the significance of the gospel. Instead of starting in the gospels, it’s crucial to start where God does… in the beginning.

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