John Piper on Fighting Bitterness

Suffering is inevitable. Bitterness is a choice. Recently, I listened to John Piper speak about bitterness on one of the “Ask Pastor John” audio clips that Desiring God holds almost daily. Piper mentions four ways we can fight bitterness. You can listen to the full audio here, and I have also listed Piper’s four points […]

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Thankfulness = Joy

There are many keys to joy, not just one. But let’s talk about one that often gets neglected: thankfulness. Here’s the equation: Thankfulness = Joy. Jesus could have been doing many things the night before he would atone for the sin of the world, but he choose to eat a meal consisting of bread and […]

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7 Simple Ways to Live on Mission

This is a guest blog post by Trevor Nashleanas, area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the Northwest Missouri area. One of the main themes of the Bible is what is commonly referred to as “mission.” The concept of mission being that God the Father sent Jesus to rescue those who believe from […]

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Train Yourself For Godliness

You will not grow in the Christian life by doing nothing. Paul writes to Timothy, “. . . train yourself for godliness” (1 Tim. 4:7). He then says, “Fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 6:12). Paul is saying that you will not drift towards godliness, and faith is a fight. You can’t win […]

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