How God’s Joy is Better Than Instant Gratification

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It seems like every year the “latest and greatest” inventions all serve to attempt to make life easier and more comfortable. And at the root of nearly every software update and newest gadget or widget is the goal to close the gap of time between desire and pleasure. In other words–instant gratification. Let’s be clear,…

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Unconditional Love Or Unconditional Approval?

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“Unconditional love is not the same as unconditional approval of my behavior.” – Christopher Yuan, Adjunct Instructor (Moody Bible Institute)  It is a common thought today that to “love” someone is to “approve” someone’s behavior in totality.  Understanding how God can have unconditional love toward us without having unconditional approval of our actions is significant.…

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How Repentance is Like a GPS

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What do you think of when you hear the word “repentance?” Do you think of abrasive men with beards holding signs that say: “Turn or burn”? It is not uncommon for people, even Christians, to have a “bad taste in their mouths” regarding certain biblical words or concepts—and “repentance” is often at the top of…

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