Monthly Archives: April 2012

Growth Group Questions | Week of April 22, 2012

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions from Psalm 100. Striving with you to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18)! GROWTH GROUP QUESTIONS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 22, 2012 Was … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

From Ray Ortlund. *** “But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.”  Genesis 33:4 This has long struck me as one of the most beautiful verses in the Bible.  … Continue reading

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God’s Good Design in Disability

I am thrilled that Desiring God is hosting a conference in November on disability ministry. It comes at a time when we at Immanuel Bible Church are thinking and praying hard about how we can better minister to families touched … Continue reading

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What You Won’t Find in the Bible

It can be helpful for us to see what isn’t in the New Testament. Ray Ortlund can’t find various “one anothers”: Humble one another, scrutinize one another, pressure one another, embarrass one another, corner one another, interrupt one another, defeat one another, … Continue reading

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Growth Group Questions | Week of April 8, 2012

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions based on John 20:24-29. What are some of the reasons people may doubt the truth of Christianity? What are some of the “trinkets” we’re tempted to worship each day? What is the opportunity … Continue reading

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The Secret Bridle of God

John Calvin helps us understand how it was that Thomas, one of the twelve, didn’t finally fall away from faith even as he doubted (see, John 20:24-29): . . . the infinite goodness of God prevents the elect from falling so … Continue reading

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Praying According to Scripture

Nancy Guthrie has a helpful post today over at The Gospel Coalition. Her goal is to help us “pray past our preferred outcomes.” Here’s one of the most challenging paragraphs: What would happen if we allowed Scripture to provide the … Continue reading

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