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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

John Piper’s Works Righteousness “Gospel” (Part 4) — Work Hard Enough and You Might Just Maybe, Perhaps Squeeze Through that Narrow Way

Joshua 24:19-22   But Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the LORD, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm and consume …

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Defiant Boys: one mother’s story of the problems of parenting after domestic abuse

It was the message that touched me the most. Pastor Jeff had ‘called my name’ as we say back home. For the first time a Pastor I knew said out loud “what your husband has done to you is wrong; Abuse is sin”. He validated my pain and showed me from the word of God …

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You Can Do This . . .

After being in an abusive marriage for a long time, we women often believe that we cannot possibly get out. It is irrational, when I think back now, but I truly believed there was no out. And that brought a hopelessness and despair that was unbearable. Indeed, it brought death to my soul. I wanted …

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Literary flourishes and Christian Hedonism: the pretty ribbon round John Piper’s pietistic asceticism (part 2)

there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. (2 Peter 2:1-2) Yesterday’s post included a quote from John Piper where he used the expression …

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Literary flourishes and Christian Hedonism: the pretty ribbon round John Piper’s pietistic asceticism (part 1)

Peter Masters’ article Christian Hedonism — Is it Right? — which is worth reading in full — includes this gem: Dr Piper is particularly noted for passionate communication. Those who know him say that his entire heart is in what he teaches. He is clearly no mere ‘performer’. He writes and preaches with a distinctive and compelling …

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A Little One to Pray for This Lord’s Day

Yesterday one of our ACFJ team members had the following experience in a public place: [Trigger warning] There was a man sitting outside with his 10 yr old daughter. The girl had her head in her hands and had her back to him. He was giving her a lecture. Every word came to me through …

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