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Endure Suffering

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Live Long Enough & You'll Experience Suffering I personally tend to never stray far from considering the topic of suffering. This may seem morbid, but the truth is that Jesus tells us that there will be suffering in this life for those who follow him (Luke 9:23). The other reality of...

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Tags: hebrews, scripture, suffering, pain, suffer

Self-pity is Sin

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Sin is Sin Several years ago I read a book by Jerry Bridges entitled, Respectable Sins. In it, Bridges says, “On the whole, we appear to be more concerned about the sins of society than we are the sins of the saints. In fact, we often indulge in what I call the...

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Tags: jerry bridges, john piper, kevin deyoung, pride, self-pity, sin

Trouble, Meet God.

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Suffering is a Fact of Life Suffering is a fact of life in this broken and fallen world. The truth is, if you haven’t already, you will experience suffering, trouble, or trials in this life. A wise man once wrote, "All we have to do is live long enough, and we will suffer."* Early on...

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Tags: psalms, suffering, help, trouble, attributes of god

Replacing Anxiety with God’s Peace & His Presence | Part 6

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The Whole Goal of Philippians 4:5b-9 The whole goal in Philippians 4:5b-9 is to replace—or put off—anxiety and put on and enjoy the peace and presence of God. Prayer and thinking in Christ-exalting way are the means, or antidotes, to do that. This passage that we’ve been...

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Tags: god, counseling, worry, peace, anxiety, philippians, counsel, thinking, think

Replacing Anxiety with God’s Peace & His Presence | Part 5

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Practice Christ-Exalting Thinking by Following Godly Examples We’ve been in a series of blog posts considering Paul’s wisdom to anxious people from Philippians 4:5b-9. In these verses, God (through Paul) prescribes two antidotes for anxiety: prayer and deep meditation on...

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Tags: god's presence, worry, peace, anxiety, paul, philippians, thoughts, mind, practice, thinking, think

Replacing Anxiety with God's Peace & His Presence | Part 4

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Practical Homework We have been looking at Paul’s counsel to anxious people in Philippians 4:6-9. In this passage, he prescribes two antidotes for anxiety: prayer and deep meditation on Christ-exalting things. In addition to the antidotes, Paul makes clear that God makes promises to those...

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Tags: jesus, god, worry, peace, anxiety, philippians, understanding, thinking, think, jesús

Replacing Anxiety with God's Peace & His Presence | Part 3

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The Promise of God’s Peace We’re in a series looking at Paul’s counsel for anxious people in Philippians 4:6-9. Paul prescribes two antidotes for anxiety in this passage: prayer and deep meditation on Christ-exalting things. What’s more, Paul declares two promises of God...

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Tags: jesus, worry, peace, anxiety, philippians, understanding, jesús

Replacing Anxiety with God's Peace & His Presence | Part 2

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PHILIPPIANS 4:5b-75b The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in...

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Tags: jesus, grace, worry, peace, anxiety, obedience, philippians

Replacing Anxiety with God's Peace & His Presence | Part 1

Posted by Stuart McCray on

PHILIPPIANS 4:5b-75b The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in...

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Tags: anxiety, cs lewis, jesus, jesús, philippians, psalms, worry

Our Authoritative God-Breathed Bibles

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2 TIMOTHY 3:16All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,... The Authoritative God-Breathed Bible Scripture is literally, “God-breathed”. 2 Peter 1:21 says, “…no prophecy was ever...

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Tags: 2 timothy, authority, bible, scripture, god-breathed

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