Prayer

In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller says: “[Prayer is] a personal communicative response to the knowledge of God… [our] continuing a conversation that God has started through his Word and his grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with him…The power of our prayers, then, lies not primarily in our effort and striving, or in any…

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Clinging to Cold Ceremonies

“To say nothing of other matters, what greater blindness can be imagined, than to hope for the expiation of sin from the sacrifice of a beast, or to seek mental purification in external washing with water, or to attempt to appease God with cold ceremonies, as if he were greatly delighted with them? Such are…

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Asking for Bread

One reason we’re told to ask for our daily bread is because it’s a way that we affirm God’s Lordship over the entirety of creation generally, and the lives of us as individuals specifically. God provides for all of his creation. Like he provided a perfect daily portion of manna for Israel in the wilderness (Exodus 16), God also provides for us exactly what we require for each day, and he tells us to humble ourselves in view of his sovereign providence by asking him to continue. He knows our needs and gives to us accordingly.

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The Importance of Theology

This post is adapted from a talk I was recently privileged to give to the men’s group at my local church. Introduction I want to start by putting all of my cards on the table and say that on this topic, I believe that the Bible is authoritative and clear regarding salvation and Godly living,…

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