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30June 2011

by: Rob Flood

Eye Exam

A short word directed at the men who read our blog. (Ladies, if you are reading this, feel free to print it off for the man of your choosing.) You know that big “E” on the top of an eye chart? The one no doctor asks you to read because either it’s so big anyone can read it or, even if you’re blind, you know the top letter is an E? Yeah...that one. Let’s look at it ...

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29June 2011

by: Rob Flood

Living with the Right World in View

Each week, as I read through the headlines of daily newspapers and blogs, I keep an eye out for family topics. Who knows what might end up being blog-worthy? As I recently scanned some articles I had captured, there was a striking trend. Here is a sampling of the headlines: ~ Save the Planet: Have Fewer Kids o Point: Kids consume to many resources. ~ Having Babies Bad for Economy o Point: ...

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27June 2011

by: Rob Flood

The Atonement Really Matters

In light of Jared’s message yesterday on Leviticus 10, the story of Nadab and Abihu, I thought it appropriate to share an excerpt from R.C. Sproul’s book The Truth of the Cross. The following is from pages 7-9. On one occasion, while I was waiting for my wife, Vesta, in a shopping mall, I noticed a bookstore and I stepped inside. There were counters and counters of books in that ...

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24June 2011

by: Rob Flood

Church Planting for the Sheep

As we understand the Great Commission, simply converting the lost to children of God seems incomplete. It is wonderful and should be celebrated. Those who do that work ought to be commended and respected by all...especially those of us who are further down on the faith and courage scale. However, converted men and women need something that simply being converted can’t provide...they need ...

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23June 2011

by: Rob Flood

When All Else Fails

There was a time, in a previous job, when I flew often. Leg room is an important thing to me, so I would often choose the emergency escape seats because there was more space between my seat and those in front of me. After the flight attendants gave the little instructional talk they always give (and no one ever really listens to), they would walk over to us. They looked you right in the eye ...

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22June 2011

by: Guest Blogger

Motherhood as a Mission Field

Editor’s Note: The excerpts listed below are from a blog originally posted on Desiring God’s website called Motherhood as a Mission Field written by Rachel Jankovic. I want to come alongside her thesis and encourage a view of motherhood (and even parenting in general) that recognizes the primacy of the gospel. Not just in parenting methods, but also in the ultimate goal of parenting: ...

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21June 2011

by: Rob Flood

Running Scared...Again

In January of this year, I preached a message called Anxiety, Fear, and the Heart of God. In it, we mentioned Ed Welch’s book Running Scared. This book does a wonderful job of casting the category of fear in biblical light...as well as setting forth hope. A few years ago, CJ Mahaney posted a blog on this book with some choice quotes. It is below. I pray it encourages you toward faith and ...

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20June 2011

by: Rob Flood

Putting Sin in its Place

As those redeemed by the blood of Christ, we are called to put our sin to death. We are called turn from it. These are all the proper places for our sin. However, sin looms too large in the eyes and mind of the believer who loses sight of the grace and mercy of God. Sin will always overwhelm us in our finitude...in our weakness. No matter how hard you work at it, there’s always more to ...

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17June 2011

by: Doug Hayes

A Hole in our Gospel?

I recently read a book written by the president of a large Christian relief and development organization. It was well-written and compelling. I was moved to tears on more than one occasion as I read of the author’s personal transformation through the power of the gospel. I agreed with nearly all of what he said and was personally challenged. However, the main point of the book, expressed ...

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16June 2011

by: Rob Flood

Locker Room Pep Talk

I’ve always marveled at the dichotomy between Mothers Day and Fathers Day in churches. It’s not just our church. (In fact, I think our church does a fair job of balancing this.) Here’s what I’m talking about. On Mothers Day, there is an awareness of the discouragement and fatigue women feel. They are aware of their weakness and need to be encouraged. So the preacher ...

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