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Four Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage This Christmas Season

Focus on the Gospel and Read Scripture If you’re a husband and wife and you want to have some kind of gospel incarnation sanity during Christmas, you’re just going to have to be intentional. Nothing in the surrounding culture is going to reinforce that—nothing you will see at the mall, nothing you will watch on television. You’re going to have to intentionally focus on the beauty of the gospel story that’s depicted in the birth of the Lord Jesus. You haven’t yet graduated from your need of what Jesus came to do. One of the things I would suggest...

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Five Hard Truths for Parents

I hesitate to write a parenting article, only because I’m not an expert, just a father trying his best to parent the way God wants me to. Our kids are still young, so there is no “finished product” to evaluate to see if what I’m saying even makes sense. So when you read the following, take those above caveats in mind. Parenting involves hard truths. It is a way that God searches your heart, humbles you, and softens you for His service. I’ve learned five hard truths about being parent, that I’d like to share with you: 1) There...

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Seven Questions About Books, Life, and Ministry with Joshua Mills

Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.) My name is Joshua Mills. This past September I began my studies in the Master of Divinity program at Toronto Baptist Seminary. In my local church, I have been responsible for preaching at our Wednesday night meetings and serving in our local street evangelism outreach. The two greatest joys in my life are knowing Christ and serving the local church. It has been a tremendous blessing to my soul, to be in a Christ-exalting local church and sitting under sound...

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The Wisdom From Above

James in his letter writes to professing Christians who are tearing each other, and the church, and their own lives to shreds. It was a crucial time, in which Christianity would either adopt earthly means and wisdom in order to seek Christian success, or they would learn to seek the humble wisdom of God, which only comes from above—a time much like every generation since, including our own! You and I know something of their struggle: it’s that hot feeling in your head that tells you how right you are even as you cut your spouse or children with...

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How Sin Does Its Work

“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:12-13 ESV) Nothing is more critical to our ongoing progress in holiness than maintaining genuine communion with God in our souls. We enjoy this fellowship with God as our hearts exercise faith upon the person and work of Christ and experience the enlivening influences of the grace and power of...

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