Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 1 Q & A 1 Q. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,1 and to enjoy him forever.2 *1 Psalm 86:9; Isaiah 60:21; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31; Revelation 4:11. *2 Psalm 16:5-11; Psalm 144:15; Isaiah 12:2; Luke 2:10; Philippians …

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Finding security in our ability to successfully construct a life is destructive of relationship because others who do not conform to that from which we derive security detract from our assurance of security. In the Bible it’s as old as Cain and Abel. From J.D. Greear. St. Augustine said that before they sinned, Adam and …

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It interests me watching modern evangelicalism struggle more and more about what to do with Easter. Good Friday was a spiritual pause, a pause that lasted until the acknowledgment of resurrection on Sunday morning. Now any thought of pause seems something to be avoided and Good Friday seems to be identical to Easter Sunday. How …

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I’ve been dabbling a little bit in personal fitness for a while now, so I’ve got lots of respect for those who exercise. This article by Connor Gwin on Mockingbird interacts with popular thought about why gyms and exercise fill a space in some modern lives that used to be filled by church. It wants …

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Local churches don’t need more people to come along to save them. They have the task of sharing with others about the one who has already saved them. From Sarah Condon: The fact of the matter is that most of our ideas about how to fix the church are terrible, my own included. We over-exaggerate …

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An article at Mockingbird that reflects on the point that Jesus’ resurrection has a far more profound impact than someone simply coming back from the dead: Reading the resurrection stories in the gospels, there are plenty of themes that the four authors want to emphasize. One among them is that the resurrection was a bodily …

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