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Anything We Indulge in as an Excessive and Sinful Attachment (Disordered Affections Week 4)

I am currently doing summaries of our church’s summer women’s study on “Disordered Affections.” You can read week 1 here, week 2 here, week 3 here, week 4 here, and week 5 here. SUMMARY NOTES FROM SESSION 4 of the Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) Summer Women’s Study – “Disordered Affections” Throughout our study, we have considered James 4:1-3 (“monster wants” and “functional idolatry”); the role of the heart …

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How do You Handle Your Pain?

I love David Powlison’s article, Pleasure, probably as much as anything I’ve ever read by him. One of the reasons why is that it is so hopeful—so redemptive. It doesn’t start with the whole, “stop doing bad things” lecture that I’ve scolded my own heart with way too many times. Instead, it starts with a sweet, beautiful call to greater pleasure … real pleasure … innocent …

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Best Video I’ve Ever Seen from Peacemaker Ministries

(Great job, Dale & Dwight & the entire Peacemaker Team!)

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Pleasures that leave NO residual guilt, exhaustion, or unrest. (Disordered Affections Week 3)

I am currently doing summaries of our church’s summer women’s study on “Disordered Affections.” You can read week 1 here, week 2 here, week 3 here, week 4 here, and week 5 here. SUMMARY NOTES FROM SESSION 3 of the Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) Summer Women’s Study – “Disordered Affections” REVIEW FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS Three weeks ago, we began our summer study discussing what the term “disordered affection” …

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Should we stop saying “the church hurt me?”

A GREAT read by Pastor Thabiti that we re-posted over on Redeeming Church Conflicts: Should we stop saying, “the church hurt me?”

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When My Dad Loved Me At My Worst

When My Dad Loved Me At My Worst Great story here from Justin Holcomb: Many of us think (whether we admit it or not) there must be some breaking point where our Father God gives up on us. Even if we successfully avoid believing this fallacy, others’ overzealous cries still reach our ears: certainly there must be some sin or amount …

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The Inevitable Last Step Before You Repent (Disordered Affections Week 2)

I am currently doing summaries of our church’s summer women’s study on “Disordered Affections.” (You can read week 1 here, week 2 here, week 3 here, week 4 here, and week 5 here.) SUMMARY NOTES FROM SESSION 2 of the Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) Summer Women’s Study – “Disordered Affections” REVIEW FROM LAST WEEK We began our study by reviewing the first lesson: What does the term “disordered …

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The realization that my daily relationship with God is based on the infinite merit of Christ …

I’m reviewing Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love (by Jerry Bridges) for our “True Woman Discussion Course” tomorrow and I thought some excerpts might bless you too. Enjoy! “The grace of God is one of the most important subjects in all of Scripture. At the same time it is probably one of the least understood. All Christians by definition believe …

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I Like You in Real Life But Not on the Internet

 

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Tending to thing temporal with a mind intent on things eternal …

From Georgianne’s cite of The Valley of Vision: Teach me the happy art of attending to things temporal with a mind intent on things eternal.

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