Renouncing Ungodliness

Titus 2:11-12, For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age. This is not how the world lives; this is how we are called to live. The world embraces and enables ungodliness, the […]

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Agape: The Godly Love of Choice

John 15:13, μείζονα ταύτης ἀγάπην οὐδεὶς ἒχει, ἳνα τις τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ θῆ ὑπὲρ φἰλων αὐτοῦ. “No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life on behalf of his friends.” What kind of love is this? The word Jesus uses is ἀγάπη (agape): the love of choice and self-sacrifice, ultimately culminated in […]

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Glory to God in All Things

Romans 11:36, For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen. How can we boast in ourselves when all things come from God and all things are sustained by Him? We replace God with sacred autonomy—we sever ourselves so much from God that we become inane enough […]

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God’s Prevailing Purpose

Romans 8:28, And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. Many of us have probably read this passage dozens of times, and it’s rather comforting. But as comforting as it is, it may also leave us confused and inquisitive, especially […]

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Helpful Rebuke: The Truth Hurts

Proverbs 27:5, Better is open rebuke than hidden love. In our current generation, people are growing increasingly worried about offending other people to such an absurd point that there are now “safe spaces” at universities. It’s because the truth hurts, and these people want to be sheltered from the truth. We want to be “all-inclusive” so […]

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