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The Son Inside the Solar Eclipse

by Lewis Guest IV Today many Americans wait with bated breath for an event that has not happened in the United States in 38 years, and will not happen again in this country until 2024: a total eclipse of the sun. From Oregon to South Carolina, viewers will watch the moon

How to Stay Christian in College

by John Piper Local college students return to class in a few days, and as the fall semester begins, we have an email from an incoming freshman named Sharon. “Dear Pastor John, I graduated from high school this summer, and I will be moving across the country to attend college this

Learn How to Be Brought Low

by Scott Hubbard You don’t need to be anyone special to know what it means to be brought low. You don’t need to be Job to know that God gives and takes away (Job 1:21). You just need to know the heartsickness of hope deferred (Proverbs 13:12), or the bitterness of solitary

It’s Not You, It’s God: Nine Lessons for Breakups

by Marshall Segal Some of a single person’s darkest days fall after a breakup. You risked your heart. You shared your life. You bought the gifts, made the memories, and dreamed your dreams together — and it fell apart. Now, you’re back at square one in the quest for marriage, and it

Proud Works vs. Humble Faith

By John Piper “On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’” Matthew 7:22 Consider the difference between a heart of “faith” and a heart of “works.” The heart of works gets

Hope for Imperfect Christians

by John Piper By a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. - Hebrews 10:14 This verse is full of encouragement for imperfect sinners like us, and full of motivation for holiness. It means that you can have assurance that you stand perfected and completed in

God Desires Your Heart, Not Your Degree

by Kathryn Butler A cardiac surgeon inspired me to pursue medicine when he saved my dad’s life. My father suffered a heart attack just before my eighteenth birthday. I had watched him struggle with kidney disease for years, but I never feared losing him until the day before his cardiac bypass surgery.

Three Facts for Your Fret

By: Jonathan Parnell  Source: desiringGod.org We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if we do this or that, which quickly

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