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Samuel Rutherford: Lessons on Suffering

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Faithfulness to Christ necessarily entails suffering. On this, the Scriptures are abundantly clear: "Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Tim. 3:12). "When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciple...

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From Depths to Heights: Learning the Language of Repentance in Psalm 130

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In the first of his 95 theses, Martin Luther famously wrote that when Christ said "Repent" (Matt. 4:17), He was indicating that the entire Christian life must be one of repentancea daily turning away from sin and unbelief, towards trust, obedience, and joy in God. In my own experience, developing this posture of repentance doesn't come naturally; in fact, it's a bit like ...

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The Surprisingly Practical Doctrine You Didn’t Think You Needed

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Rock climbers don't scale the sheer granite walls of El Capitan because it's easy. Nor do freedivers plunge to watery depths as a pleasant distraction from life. The motivation behind such ventures is not the gruelling effort in itself, but rather the rewards that come after the challenge: the breathtaking view from the summit or the sight of stunning coral displays on the...

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