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The book of Acts is not just a history of the early church. It is a template of exciting ministry service for us today. It gives us inspiration and direction for living on mission with Jesus in the power of the Spirit. The work that Christ began continues through us. Let’s get on with it!
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This month at God Centered Life, we're offering a copy of Barnabas Piper's Hoping for Happiness for your gift of any amount. In this book, recovering cynic Barnabas Piper helps us to throw off both the unrealistic expectations that end in disappointment and the guilty sense that Christians are not meant to have fun. He shows how having a clear view of the reality of the fall and the promise of redemption frees us to live a life that's grounded, hopeful and genuinely happy.
By Josh Moody |
Today’s guest post is by Josh Maurer, pastoral resident at College Church in Wheaton and adjunct professor at Wheaton College, where he is also completing a PhD in New Testament. You can read Part 1 here. “The entire Christian life has to be understood in terms of it [adoption]” – J. I. Packer In Part…
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Today’s guest post is by Josh Maurer, pastoral resident at College Church in Wheaton and adjunct professor at Wheaton College, where he is also completing a PhD in New Testament. Part 2 will follow on May 29, 2021. “In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith” (Gal 3:26, ESV). Christian, when…
By Josh Moody |
On Palm Sunday, we think of the crowd waving palm branches as Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey as described in the Gospel accounts. Why the palm branches? In many ways it goes right back to the beginning of the story of the Bible. In Genesis, in paradise, it is thought there were many beautiful trees, among them palm branches. Later in the biblical story,…