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Destinations for the Pilgrimage

⇒ You Never Marry the Right Person

by Timothy and Kathy Keller

I’m not sure I’ve read anything any better on marriage.

They are looking for someone who will accept them as they are, complement their abilities and fulfill their sexual and emotional desires. This will indeed require a woman who is “a novelist/astronaut with a background in fashion modeling,” and the equivalent in a man. A marriage based not on self-denial but on self-fulfillment will require a low- or no-maintenance partner who meets your needs while making almost no claims on you.


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From John Piper

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⇒ Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty

by John Piper

On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death on a sandbar called “Palm Beach” in the Curaray River of Ecuador. They were trying to reach the Huaorani Indians for the first time in history with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


⇒ They Were No Fools

by Justin Taylor

Sixty years ago today—January 8, 1956—28-year-old American missionary Jim Elliot was martyred, along with four missionary partners and friends. He was survived by his wife, Elisabeth, and their 10-month-old daughter Valerie.


⇒ Calvin on Slippery Forgetfulness

by Stephen Nichols

John Calvin was not only a brilliant theologian, he was also a brilliant writer. And he has wonderful little phrases peppered throughout his Institutes of the Christian Religion. One phrase in particular I find fascinating. He says, “Suppose we ponder how slippery is the fall of the human mind into forgetfulness of God.” Let’s take Calvin up on that.


⇒ How Do I Know If I’m Doing the Spiritual Disciplines Right?

by Don Whitney

If we will not see the Lord without pursuing holiness, anyone who wants to see the Lord is going to say: How then do I pursue this holiness without which no one sees the Lord? The answer is in 1 Timothy 4:7. Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.


⇒ Hypocrites in the Church

by R.C. Sproul

Admittedly, the church is full of sinners. In fact, I know of no other organization in the world that requires a person to be a sinner in order to join it. However, while all hypocrites are sinners, not all sinners are hypocrites. Hypocrisy is just one of many sins.


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