Scripture Writing Plan for June 2017: Praise the Lord!Christian Living, Scripture Writing Plan

Praise the Lord! (Scripture Writing Plan: June)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. (Psalm 103:1) To praise means to give thanks, to confess, to proclaim. Praise is confessing who God is, proclaiming His attributes and mighty works, confessing our sins and lowliness in comparison to Him, and giving thanks to Him for all He has done. The …

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The Most Difficult Part of Discussing ContentmentChristian Living, Scripture Writing Plan

The Most Difficult Part of Discussing Contentment

I had no idea writing about finding contentment in Christ would be so difficult. I originally thought, “Oh, this will be an easy and encouraging topic to write about.” Oh, how wrong I was. JC Ryle is so right when he said, “Contentment is the rarest of graces.” Discontentment is utterly sinful. I didn’t realize how wicked it truly was …

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Contentment in God’s Providence and Christ’s Ever-flowing Fountain (Scripture Writing Plan: April)Christian Living, Scripture Writing Plan

Contentment in God’s Providence and Christ’s Ever-Flowing Fountain

“You must know your own heart, seek God for your portion, take Christ for your Savior, and use God’s Word for your daily food…He who has God for his friend and heaven for his home can wait for his good things and be content with little here below.” ~ JC Ryle (Contentment: A Rare Grace)1 As JC Ryle said, “Contentment …

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Finding Contentment in Christ: 6 Sins of Discontentment (Scripture Writing Plan: April)Christian Living, Scripture Writing Plan

Finding Contentment In Christ (SWP: April): 6 Sins of Discontentment

Last week we defined what contentment really is. We also learned that discovering where to find true contentment can only be found in the pages of God’s Holy Word. This week we will be attempting to understand why discontentment is so sinful. If we are honest, we all will admit to being discontent. We either desires something we do not …

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Findig Contentment in Christ (Scripture Writing Plan: April 2017): What is Contentment and Where Do We Find It? (+free downloads)Christian Living, Scripture Writing Plan

Finding Contentment in Christ (Scripture Writing Plan: April): What is Contentment and Where Do We Find It?

Worry, anxiety, restlessness, depression, distress, and fear come naturally to us. It seems to be just part of our daily lives. It seems like some times life is one storm after another. Friends and family tell us not to worry. Psychologists try to help us find out the cause. But we look at the state of the world, we look …

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Where do we find sound doctrine?Christian Living, Theology

Where do we find sound doctrine?

Everyone follows doctrine. Even professing Christians that claim to not like doctrine because “it divides” and those who adhere to “no doctrine but Christ.” Everyone has beliefs they follow. The question is, what doctrine does a person follow and where do they get this doctrine? “The real question is not whether Christians will have doctrine but which doctrine or whose …

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What is the Purpose of Sound Doctrine?Christian Living, Theology

What is the Purpose of Sound Doctrine?

“Non-doctrinal Christianity is more than oxymoronic: it is a myth.” ~ R. Scott Clark1 Doctrine is the teachings of a belief system. Sound doctrine is the true doctrine that is taught within the pages of God’s Word. Why bother with doctrine, though? Why spend time on studying it? Doesn’t it just lead to arguments and disunity within the church? Is …

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