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Assurance and Righteousness

I've been thinking about the apparent tension between having confidence that we are safely Christian ...

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Motivation for Prayer

Prayer is hard work. External distractions may be managed by going into another room and leaving our phone out of reach, but what about internal distractions, how do we manage those?...

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Do Not Follow the Way of This People

I read the news. I listen to talk radio. I follow political and cultural commentators on Twitter as well as pastors and theologians. I listen to The Briefing by Dr. Mohler online at least a couple times a week. I know I'm not alone at Calvary Grace....

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Meadowlarks and Crocuses

While springtime signs are being showcased all around us, one can't help but stop and think of the beauty of God's handiwork. From green blades of grass pushing their way up through brown prairie pasture, to budding cottonwood trees, to the song of the meadowlark, to the bloom of a crocus, God has left His stamp of creativity everywhere we look....

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Cultivating Christian Friendship

Recently, my wife and I enjoyed an evening out with one of the first couples we connected with at Calvary Grace. Our common belief in Christ, shared in the context of good food and laughter made for a memorable time together. What struck me most about our time together was that as food was being set out on the table, our lives were being opened up before one another in a v...

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Thomas Brooks on the Soul of Man

There is a prevailing assumption that focusing on God's glory, value and worth too much will lead to a careless and unloving attitude towards humanity. The Puritan Thomas Brooks would have begged to differ. ...

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The Strength of the God-Man vs. Human Weakness

A few months ago, while doing a plumbing job for a very wealthy client, I noticed a large stack of "Life Extension" magazines beside the toilet. The picture on the magazine at top of the stack was one of a person climbing a ladder that was leaning up against a piece of DNA. Each strand going across represented another ten years. The person making their way up the ladder wa...

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Cultivating Thankfulness Part 3

In Ephesians 1 we see how the gospel fuels thanksgiving and how thanksgiving inspires a life of intercessory prayer....

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Cultivating Thankfulness - Part 2

We can cultivate thankfulness in the way we express it in prayer. The Apostle Paul is a great example of a man of prayer and we can learn some lessons from him through studying the structure of his petitions....

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Cultivating Thankfulness - Part 1

When I was a child, whenever we went to visit someone else's house, my parents always used to tell my sister and me, "Don't forget to say 'please' and 'thank you'". Of course that sometimes simply meant we were polite, not truly thankful. And we can be like that in the church, polite on the outside, seemingly grateful, but quite the opposite within. So for the three weeks ...

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