Archive for August 2011

How to Find Fulfillment When Married (Part 2)

Now let us turn our attention to three biblical principles that point the way to fulfillment. 1. Realize that it is impossible for any person or human relationship to bring total fulfillment. God alone can fill that “God-shaped vacuum” in the heart. The first two of the Ten Commandments rule out any alternate “god” and…

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How to Find Fulfillment When Married (Part 1)

As a pastoral counselor, I have noticed that not all married couples are fulfilled. “Really”? You reply. I guess that’s kind of obvious considering the divorce rate, and percentage of husbands and wives your are having a tough time persevering. Someone wryly observed, “Marriage is kind of like a fly bumping against a window pane.…

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A Response to “What Mark?

A Response to What Mark? .. I appreciated the author’s description of God’s grace in redemption and the believer’s blessing of acceptance through being in Christ. A more complete answer to the title question would recognize that by definition “sin” (GK hamartano) means “to miss the mark.” Since the English word is used over 100…

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Three Tenses of Salvation (part 3)

An Outline 3. The future tense: Believers in Jesus will be saved! “And do this (love one another), knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now our salvation (from the presence of sin) is nearer than when we first believed (when we were saved from sin’s penalty).…

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Three Tenses of Salvation (part 2)

Outline 2. Present tense salvation: believers in Jesus are being saved! “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation (in your spiritual growth) with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to…

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The Healing Touch of God’s Grace

A Personal Testimony . Over the last two thousand years, countless stories have been written about the grace of God. They are always the same, yet always different, for while the problems grace solves are as varied as the people who have them, the victories which grace produces always have the same majestic imprint. To…

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