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Do you want to attain holiness?

Josh Reynolds

A powerful quote from J.C. Ryle:

How to Respond to Gay Marriage

Chad Haygood

If you've paid any attention at all to the news this week you are aware that we are anticipating a ruling from the Supreme Court that will have a tremendous effect on the legality of gay marriage. Honestly, I feel as though this has been a long time coming, but now that it is here I believe we as Christians need to understand and be prepared for what is ahead.

Make the Most of Holy Week

Chad Haygood

Tomorrow begins Holy Week, a week in which we remember the final week of our Savior's life before His crucifixion for our sins under the wrath of God. As you are well aware, many people across the world will be talking about and considering Jesus this week. As Holy Week begins, I hope you are considering how you can make the most of it. We don't want to waste this week!

Relationships: Why Can They Be so Scary

Josh Reynolds

From Paul Tripp:

Why are relationship struggles so disappointing? Why do the problems we have with other people affect us so powerfully? Why is relational disappointment one of the hardest disappointments for all of us to face? Let me suggest some reasons.

Reasons To Read Good Books

Josh Reynolds

From Tim Challies:

This weekend I spoke to a group of men down here in Nashville, Tennessee. The pastor asked me to speak to the men about reading and, specifically, why Christian men need to be readers. While what I prepared was directed specifically to men, it is applicable to both men and women. Here are four good reasons to read good books: To know, to grow, to lead, and to love.

7 Things to Pray for Your Children

Chad Haygood

John Bloom serves as the president of Desiring God Ministries. In a blog post posted at Desiring God today, he offers us 7 things that we can pray for our children. Those 7 things are:

1.) That Jesus will call them and no one will hinder them from coming.

2.) That they will respond in faith to Jesus' faithful, persistent call.

3.) That they will experience sanctification through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit and will increasingly desire to fulfill the greatest commandments.

The Lab of Parenting

Chad Haygood

"I never knew the depths of my selfishness until I had children." Can you relate to that quote? I can. Nothing has proved to be as sanctifying in my life like marriage and parenting. In these relationships I see my sin like never before. While that's painful it is also good for me. Follow this link and read a blog that articulates this very idea and will hopefully encourage you in these all-important relationships. Here's an excerpt:

How to Stop Church-Killing Gossip

Chad Haygood

Sadly, we've all done it. Whether we said something that we knew we shouldn't, gave information that was inappropriate, or listened to someone else, we've all gossiped. It's a constant temptation to us all and it is a terrible sin. 

Reading Plans for 2013

Chad Haygood

We all know the importance of reading the Bible. If not, we should. Just like our body needs constant fuel from food and water so our soul needs constant nourishment from the Word of God. The Bible, as God's Word to us, is our source of instruction, encouragement, rebuke, and hope. No matter where we are or what stage of growth we're in, we desperately need the Word of God.