Mike Emlet encourages us to find the line that has trust in God’s providence on one side, and reliance on our effort and initiative on the other. it’s easy to become imbalanced and to drift into either the “power mode” or the “presumption mode.” In the power mode, we take charge of our lives as …

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Trevin Wax examines quotes wrongfully associated with various Christians. I hadn’t heard of a couple of these quotes, but was familiar with most. Given how often you read some of them, i.e. “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body” often attributed to C.S. Lewis, or the phrase attributed …

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I’ve been happy about not having the maintenance of an aged/decaying/historic building as part of my job description at MGPC. So I’ve not thought of myself as a curator, someone occupied with the past. Daniel Darling points out that there is an aspect of a pastor’s role that involves some level of curation. We serve …

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Michael Milton relates an episode from his past life experience of receiving a safety warning while working on an oil field and draws a parallel application to spiritual health: [The warning from his foreman] “When you smell rotten-eggs at the well site, boys, you are smelling a poisonous, corrosive, flammable gas that is hydrogen sulfide. …

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When working through life decisions or navigating through challenging relationships or seasons of life it’s inviting to arrive at answers that are based on our preferences, what makes us comfortable, or what we feel we want, instead of being directed by God’s Word. Erik Raymond observes there’s a significant issue with using what makes you …

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