Northern Light

Appropriating Grace

Someone I know and love is struggling with a spiritual issue. Frustration and disappointment met in their life like vinegar and baking soda and boiled over into an "out of character" response to God. They are struggling with their sense of guilt at having spoken to God in the manner they did. They wonder how…
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Fighter Verse: Steadfast, immovable (1 Cor 15:58)

 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.—1 Corinthians 15:58 That word, “therefore,” which starts this verse that you’ve set your heart to memorize—that word, every time you see it, deserves the same question: “What’s it there…
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Fighter Verse: JESUS HIMSELF (John 6:35)

“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”—John 6:35 Okay, so Jesus says, “I am the bread of life,” and we immediately get excited and start thinking about spiritual fulfillment and contentment in Christ, which are not necessarily wrong, but let’s take…
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Fighter Verse: A Dad’s Loving Advice (Prov 4:23-24)

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 24Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. —Proverbs 4:23-24 Fatherly advice is as old as Adam. A blog I read recently asked, “Is fatherly advice still around, or has it become a parenting practice of…
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