How to Avoid Both Cheap Grace and Legalism

How to Avoid Both Cheap Grace and Legalism

Does “Jesus loves you” mean you can get away with stuff? If not, who determines what’s OK and not OK? Does forgiveness mean you’re off the hook? Does behavior matter? We as humans, and as Christians, can easily fall into the ditch on either side of the holiness path. But there is a way to avoid both cheap grace and legalism.

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How to Help, and Not Help, a Struggling Marriage

How to Help, and Not Help, a Struggling Marriage

The marriage of someone close to you is in serious trouble. You may be tempted to tell your friend, “Why don’t you just leave the @#$%?!” Or perhaps your response is, “God hates divorce. You’ll have to learn to live with this situation.” Human relationships are complicated. How can you help a struggling marriage?

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How to Keep Your Faith When Things are Bad

How to Keep Your Faith When Things are Bad

Jesus promised His followers two things: trouble – and peace. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) So trouble should not be a surprise for any of us. Yet many believers struggle to keep your faith when things are bad.

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How to Become Useful in God’s Kingdom

How to Become Useful in God’s Kingdom

When you lay awake at night, do you ever wonder why you’re here? What’s the point of all this, anyway? You’ve probably heard, “God has a purpose for you.” But how do you find that purpose? How can you become useful in God’s kingdom?

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How Darkness Might Help You See Farther

How Darkness Might Help You See Farther

How long has it been since you walked outside at night in a dark place, and really looked up at the stars? The darker the night, the better. Telescopes that look at the night sky are as far from city lights as possible. And to truly see as far as possible, you have to go to the Hubble telescope – in the darkness of space! Yes, sometimes darkness might help you see farther.

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