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My No Good, Rotten, Awful, Week

October 2, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

The truths of the gospel do not shield us from the harsh truths of the broken world we live in. However, they do give us a framework for accepting them and grieving them while maintaining our hope. ... Keep Reading

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Failure is Always an Option

September 25, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

When you set out to correct a besetting sin you will fail, often. The key is to keep getting up, keep asking for Jesus forgiveness, and keep trying. Some people feel so much guilt with each failure, they are tempted to give up completely. The only way to fail is to quit trying. ... Keep Reading

The Power of Love to Change You

September 18, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Do you know what it feels like to be loved? Do you really trust yourself to someone that you know loves you? If you do, then you know love has power. It has the power to change you. You may not understand it, but you know it is there. That is the power that allows the Christian to live in freedom without fear and without pursuing sin. ... Keep Reading

I Will Boast of My Weakness

August 26, 2014 | by: Erin Powell | 3 Comments

I come from a long, not-talked-about history of mental illness....... Keep Reading

5 Things a Depressed Person Wants You to Know

August 26, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

A friend helped me put this list together. A non-depressed person does not understand what depression feels like, so it can be very hard to help. Sometimes when we try to help we only make matters worse. Here are a few tips to help you love someone struggling with depression or anxiety. ... Keep Reading

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We Do Not Trust God's Love

August 15, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

We will never have peace until we trust God's motives toward us. God's hatred of the sin is not hatred of the sinner. Nay, the greatness of his sin seems rather to deepen than to lessen the divine compassion. At least we may say that the increasing misery which increasing sin entails calls into new intensity the paternal pity of the God of the spirits of all flesh. "It grieves him at his heart." The farther the prodigal goes into the far country, the more do the yearnings of the father's heart go out after him in unfeigned compassion for the wretched wanderer, in his famine, and nakedness, and degradation, and hopeless grief.... Keep Reading

When we confuse the order and priority of biblical truths, we often lose the good news. ... Keep Reading

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Confusing the Spirit in You with Christ For You

August 13, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

When we look at the slow process of growing in holiness, sometimes we get discouraged or even doubt our salvation. Remember the work of the Spirit in you does not alter or take anything away from the finished work of Christ for you. Christ's work for you is the ground of your peace. ... Keep Reading

Is the gospel a new law?

August 12, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

We easily get led astray into thinking of the gospel as a new law. Now all we have to do is believe and be saved. Not only is this completely untrue, but it is unhelpful. This idea just throws us into the never ending loop of wondering whether or not we have believed sincerely enough. Jesus did not come to make it easier for us to save ourselves. He came to save us. ... Keep Reading

My Repentance is not Complete Enough

August 11, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Some may protest: I do not deserve peace. I am a sinner and I have not repented fully enough yet. If you did repent fully enough wouldn't you be a proud piece of work. Then you would have to repent of all that pride. Stop trying to please yourself with your repentance and be pleased with Christ. ... Keep Reading

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