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Archive for August 30, 2015

The Local Church and Why It Matters

Truth in Palmyra

By: John MacArthur

From: Grace To You Blog

I love the church. It’s the center of my life and has been since childhood. My father was the pastor of a church when I was born, and I grew up in the church. It’s the place where I was led to the knowledge of God, where I learned about the Person and work of Christ, and where I gained the knowledge of saving and sanctifying truth. It’s where I learned how to pray, how to sing, how to worship, how to love, and how to serve. And it was in the church that I experienced the leading of the Spirit of God directing me to a life of ministry.

I met my wife in the church. We raised our children in the church, and now our grandchildren, too. It’s where I’ve made lifelong friends and partners in ministry. The church touches…

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Lest I Go Astray

Like sheep that sometimes wander from the flock
In tangled paths of life to lose their way,
I need my Shepherd’s hand and watchful eye
To keep me always, lest I go astray.
– Sanders –

God’s Love Is Extraordinary

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NASB)
There is nothing ordinary about God, and His love is most extraordinary. The marvel is that God should—or could—love the world, whose mind is enmity against Him and whose course is evil throughout. The world is selfish and self-pleasing, the heart of the world is desperately wicked, and the trend of the world is sin-ward, certainly not God-ward. The will of the world is perverse, and the god of the world is none other than the devil himself. Yet, in spite of it all, “God so loved the world.” Because of His love, “He gave His only begotten Son.”

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