Concierge 15.02.13

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Is Your Marriage a Picture of the Gospel?

by Hershael York

We have found that by putting him in first place we love each other much more in second place than if we put one another in first place and put him in second place.

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Ask R.C.: Is It Wrong to Pray to the Holy Spirit

by R.C. Sproul Jr.

Generally we pray to the Father, by the Spirit, through the Son. The Father is the one to whom Jesus prayed. The Father is the one who ordained whatsoever comes to pass. He is the one Jesus taught us to pray to. We are only able to approach the Father in prayer, however, because of the finished work of the Son on our behalf. This is why we pray, “In Jesus’ name.” We are acknowledging that without His covering over us we could not even safely enter into His presence.  If we are not covered in His blood, we have no business coming into His presence.

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An Open Letter to George Perdikis, Co-Founder of the Newsboys

by Daniel Emery Price

So I’m a Christian. I’m a Christian not because I’m good at keeping the rules, but because I’m not. Christianity isn’t about us doing things for God. It’s about God doing the unthinkable for us through Christ. He’s paid our debts, taken our condemnation, taken our bad record and given us His perfect record. Not just once, but forever.

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Responding to Gathered Worship: With Confession and Repentance

by Ken Puls

As we go out from worship, we must go out acknowledging our sin and fleeing to Christ for mercy and forgiveness.


All This, for Nothing

by Al Baker

Will you live a self-absorbed life, spending your money and time on temporal things which you will leave behind when you die, things which actually work against peace and joy? Will you say, near the end of your life, ‘What was all this for? All this, for nothing?’ Or will you live like Jim Elliot? Are you honestly able to say, ‘He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose’?



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