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30September 2011

by: Rob Flood

The Gospel and Change

The great challenge in a believer’s life is not what he knows or doesn’t know, but what he does with what he knows. Many of us know enough of God’s Word to revolutionize our lives...if only we would trust it. ...if only we would obey it. ...if only we would actually believe it. At Covenant Fellowship Church, we know the gospel. The question for all of us, each day, is this...

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29September 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Thomas Adam on Pride and Humility

One of the great lessons I have learned from Thomas Adam is the importance of fighting pride and cultivating humility. Here are some more quotes from his journal, published in Private Thoughts on Religion. These quotes continue to help me in my own ongoing pursuit of humility. Humility adopts the posture and belief that we have our hands full with ourselves: “My great controversy is...

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28September 2011

by: Rob Flood

All the Help I Can Get

Just over three years ago, we moved into our current home...after many moved here, there, and everywhere. Each move had its own character, and this one was no different. First of all, it was threatening rain. Not the kind of rain that make the flowers smile. No, the kind of rain that makes the flowers run for cover. But something more than the rain marked this move. We (and when I say...

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23September 2011

by: Rob Flood

Before the Throne

Sometimes, we just need to reflect. Reflect upon the goodness of what is ours because of Jesus Christ. Please allow this song, produced by Sovereign Grace Music and written by Vicki Cook, to encourage you soul. Yes, you likely know it. But we ought never tire of being pointed toward the cross. And when you look to the cross...notice...it is empty. He is not there...He is risen! Before the...

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22September 2011

by: Rob Flood

Turning Manhood on its Head

When you think of a man’s man, what comes to mind? Swagger? Confidence? Independence? When a man’s man falls down, is he the type that can pick himself up by his bootstraps and get back on his horse? There are several problems with this kind of man’s man. First, most of us don’t wear boots, so there are no straps to pull ourselves up by. Second, most of us don’t...

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21September 2011

by: Rob Flood

Our Kids and The Flesh

Editor’s Note: This blog is from the Extra Point given for parents at our September Cross Culture meeting. It applies the message that Joel Shorey preached on Gal. 5:16-25. You can listen to Joel’s message here. How do we help our kids when we (and they) aren’t sure if they are free in Christ or not? One significant challenge of parenting teens is that it can be very...

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20September 2011

by: Trish Donohue

Teenage Mutant Ninja Idols

Okay, I have to admit this post is just about mutant idols. I added the teenage and ninja just for the pizzazz. Although, all the idols in my life are ninja-like and have surprising power so maybe that one fits. And come to think of it, they’re extremely self-oriented like I was as a teen, so there you have it. Teenage Mutant Ninja Idols. You only begin to realize that you have teenage...

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19September 2011

by: Rob Flood

Nicodemus and the Samaritan Woman

In Sunday’s message, Jim preached from John 3 and John 4. He highlighted the vanity of Nicodemus’ morality and the depravity of the Samaritan Woman’s immorality. I found the extended quote he shared from Dr. James Boice to be very helpful. Here it is below. I pray you find it helpful to have as well: It is difficult to imagine a greater contrast between two persons than the...

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16September 2011

by: David Mayinja

Transformed Lives

During a recent trip to Kiburara, a remote village in Western Uganda where Covenant Mercies runs a Child Sponsorship program in collaboration with Kiburara Gospel Center Church, I set out one afternoon to visit some of the children that Covenant Mercies is caring for and to interact with their caregivers in their home environment. One of the families I visited was that of Anita Kiconco. Anita...

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15September 2011

by: Guest Blogger

My Father Was a Porn Addict

Editor’s Note: This excellent article by Michelle VanLoon has been posted on Christianity Today’s blog. I thought of excerpting it, but it is too valuable not to share it in its entirety. Let me warn you, the story is sad and hard to take in. It is, however, very important to see the many ways that sin impacts those around us. Especially for the men who read this, count the cost...

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