Category: What We Write About

Seven Questions about Books, Life, and Ministry with Stacy Reaoch

Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.) I am a pastor’s wife, mother of four, and writer. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Ben. Together we serve Three Rivers Grace Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Our kids range from preschool to high school so, in some ways, I feel like I cover every corner of motherhood! It makes our life very full. This week my high schooler took the PSAT while I was teaching my preschooler the alphabet. When I’m not running the mom-taxi cab to various...

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Weekly Roundup 10/9/2017-10/14/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/9/2017-10/14/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday 10/9/2017 Episode 116- Christina Fox– Closer Than a Sister: How Union with Christ helps Friendships to Flourish http://servantsofgrace.org/episode-116-christina-fox-closer-sister-union-christ-helps-friendships-flourish/ The Son of God and the New Creation by Graeme Goldsworthy reviewed by David Steele http://servantsofgrace.org/son-god-new-creation-graeme-goldsworthy/ Be Busy Well by Christy Britton http://servantsofgrace.org/be-busy-well/ Behold the Beauty by Jason Garwood http://servantsofgrace.org/behold-the-beauty/ Tuesday 10/10/2017 Making Quality Time...

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Why is the Reformation Important for Daily Living?

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I have heard people ask, “Why is this important to us?” The five main doctrines around which the Reformers united stem from the very gospel that impacts daily living. In the midst of turmoil with the Roman Catholic Church, many Christians chose to die for the sake of the gospel rather than to accept the false teaching of Roman Catholicism. Five hundred years later, these same doctrines impact us as well. Sola Gratia (By Grace Alone) Grace alone is at the heart of the Christian life. It occupies a fundament...

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Which Joy Rules Your Heart?

John Owen (1616–1683) has a reputation for being hard on sin — and even harder to read. Nineteenth-century Scottish professor John Duncan is famous for assigning Owen to his students with the warning, “Prepare for the knife!” And theologian A.W. Pink said he found more salt than honey in Owen’s writings. While Owen is most famous for his trilogy on sin and temptation, readers who dig deep actually discover much sweetness. After all, he is known as “Prince of the Puritans,” and his writings are well-seasoned with words like pleasant, satisfaction, sweetness, and delight. Owen had a special eye...

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Weekly Roundup Links 10/9/2017-10/14/2017

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/9/2017-10/14/2017. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. The Fight Against Sex Trafficking in the U.S. by Helen Taylor and Laila Micklwait: “Sex trafficking is happening all around us every day, and many people don’t even realize it. From California to New York, the United States is not immune to the horrors of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of men, women, and children. Some of the most horrific stories of abuse at the hands of pimps and traffickers have happened right in our own backyards.”...

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