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Motives to Self-Consecration to the Lord

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Posted by Mark Kakkuri on

This post is part of a series from the book Man of God by Octavius Winslow. “But first gave their own selves to the Lord.” –2 Corinthians 8:5 Oh, what a lovely spectacle it is to behold a young believer just emerging from the world and traveling to ...

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Covenant With a Cost

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Today, 1,982 years ago, Jesus instituted an act of worship and fellowship for his Church to carry out. Luke records: And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I ...

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Tags: good friday, lord's supper, new covenant

The Believer's Consecration to Christ

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Posted by Mark Kakkuri on

This post is part of a series from the book Man of God by Octavius Winslow. “But first gave their own selves to the Lord.” — 2 Corinthians 8:5 It is not only the design, but it is the effect of the gospel of Christ in the heart of man to diffuse itself. ...

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Reorienting Resurrection Realities

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Posted by Brett Toney on

As we prepare our hearts this week for the sorrow of Good Friday and victorious exuberance of Resurrection Sunday, it is good for us to see the connection of that sorrow and joy with our call to gospel-centered mission. Writing for The Gospel Coalition, Steven Lee hits the nail on the ...

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Quiet = Happy

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Posted by Mark Kakkuri on

This post is part of a series from the book Man of God by Octavius Winslow. “He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth.” Isaiah 53:7 I would remind you, in concluding this chapter, that this quietness of spirit under all circumstances produces a ...

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Tags: happy, peace, quiet, winslow

When Christ Shall Appear

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Posted by Brett Toney on

In his sermon “Christ Our Life—Soon to Appear,” Charles Spurgeon wonderfully captures the tension we feel in this life. We are new creatures in Christ, yet we still are bound. Do you ever feel like those lions in the Zoological Gardens, restlessly walking up and down before the ...

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Tags: captivity, freedom, longing, sin

Call Upon Me

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” —Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble. Oh blessed verse! Is this then true sacrifice? Is it an offering to ask an alms of heaven? It is even so. The King himself so regards it. For ...

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Tags: prayer, spurgeon, trial, trouble, psalm 50

Sin: Can't Live With It, Won't Live Without It

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Here's a blog post from author and blogger Tim Challies that I was helped by. We'll be considering these very things more on Sunday, looking at Colossians 1:15-23. Sin. I can’t live with it, but time and time again I have proven that I’m just not able to live without it. I know ...

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Tags: sanctification, sin

Why Pursue a Fourth Pastor?

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Posted by Brett Toney on

As mentioned in an earlier post, the elders will be bringing a recommendation at Sunday’s Members’ Meeting to approve an increase in our annual budget to allow for us to pursue a fourth pastor to serve at Five Points. Here are four reasons that have informed the elders’ ...

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Tags: discipleship, job descriptions, spreading

Wait for the Lord

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

“Wait for the Lord;be strong, and let your heart take courage;wait for the Lord!”Psalm 27:14 Conscious of his own weakness, David addresses himself (the verb is singular), and seeks to encourage his confidence in God. The word wait suggests that there are further trials still to come, ...

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Tags: psalm 27, wait, trials, weakness, confidence, strength, calvin

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