Category: The Pursuit
A Theology of Christian Obedience

A Theology of Christian Obedience

Sola fida, sola gratia—faith alone, grace alone. This salvific concept codified by Martin Luther became the rallying cry of the Reformation Movement. In response to the ...

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God Really Does Want You to Be Happy

God Really Does Want You to Be Happy

I remember reading an article once on the now scandalous pop artist Miley Cyrus. After being pressed by a reporter on a recent breakup she responded, “God wants my life to be ...

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Joy in Christ: Our Spiritual Thermometer

Joy in Christ: Our Spiritual Thermometer

If someone asked you, “On a scale of 1-10, how strong of a Christian are you?” how would you respond? More importantly, what would you use as a gauge to evaluate your spiritual ...

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Why God has Every Right to be Jealous of Our Affections

Why God has Every Right to be Jealous of Our Affections

You shall tear down their altars and break their pillars and cut down their Asherim (for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous ...

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When the Fatherless Cry, Who Answers Their Call?

When the Fatherless Cry, Who Answers Their Call?

Guest Author: Shelby Doss After months of preparing our home, stocking supplies, filling countless pages of paperwork, welcoming strangers into our home, delving into very ...

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Justin Taylor & the Eternal Return of Investing in People

Justin Taylor & the Eternal Return of Investing in People

“It isn’t good that man is alone…” (Gen. 2:18). This abrupt statement of displeasure in the Creation narrative is somewhat jarring in contrast to the constant refrain that “It was ...

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3 Ways to Undermine the Authority of Elders

3 Ways to Undermine the Authority of Elders

Have you ever disagreed with a decision your elders made? I’m sure you have at some point. If you have been in the church for any amount of time then you have disagreed with a ...

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Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Materialism has created such a small minded world. It’s a world where happiness breaks, shatters, and crumbles with the passing of each technological fad. It’s a world that is so ...

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Love Rejoices in Truth

Love Rejoices in Truth

The headlines read, “Love Wins!” as the proponents of homosexuality paraded in the streets in joyful applause. The heart of the homosexual debate has often focused on the ...

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Love Isn’t Irritable

Love Isn’t Irritable

It seems that we often convince ourselves that irritation is the greatest form of affection. We believe that we have a right to be irritated at those we care for the most because ...

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Love Isn’t Selfish

Love Isn’t Selfish

Paul painted with a broad brush when he said, “For they all seek their own interests” (Phil. 2:21); and yet we discover the truth of that statement time and time again. It ...

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Love Isn’t Rude

Love Isn’t Rude

Eric Hoffer once said, ““Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength”; rudeness is also a weak heart’s attempt at imitating love. Without a doubt many of us have been the ...

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