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Characteristics of Maturity

1. The first mark of maturity is the ability to deal constructively with reality to face facts, to not cover up reality or call it something else, but to deal with it as it is. Mature people do not kid themselves. 2. The second mark is, adapting quickly to change. We all experience change, whether i... Read More

God Knows Me

I am graven on the palms of His hands. I am never out of His mind. All my knowledge of Him depends on His sustained initiative in knowing me. I know Him, because he first knew me, and continues to know me. He knows me as a friend, one who loves me; and there is no moment when His eye is off me, or H... Read More

Old Gospel vs New Gospel

. . . This phrase carries with it the wrong associations. It suggests voting a person into office--an act in which the candidate plays no part beyond offering himself for election, and everything then being settled by the voter's independent choice. But we do not vote God's Son into office as our Sa... Read More

Marks of Revival

The features of revival movements on the surface vary widely, perhaps as a result of different settings, yet indeed God appears to delight in variety. Nevertheless, at the level of deeper analysis, there are constant factors recognizable in all biblical and post-biblical revivals, whatever their his... Read More

Packer, J.I. "Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility"

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility How both biblical truths coexist in God's grace J. I. Packer, 1961 I. Divine Sovereignty I do not intend to spend any time at all proving to you the general truth that God is sovereign in His world. There is no need; for I know that, if you are a Christian... Read More

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