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My Repentance is not Complete Enough

August 11, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Some may protest: I do not deserve peace. I am a sinner and I have not repented fully enough yet. If you did repent fully enough wouldn't you be a proud piece of work. Then you would have to repent of all that pride. Stop trying to please yourself with your repentance and be pleased with Christ. ... Keep Reading

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Jesus Only
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My Love is Not Pure Enough

August 9, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Do I love Christ purely enough to be saved. Of course not. But his love for you is more than enough. ... Keep Reading

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Jesus Only
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My Faith is Not Strong Enough

August 8, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Maybe you have no peace because your faith is not strong enough. Much more likely, you have no peace because you are looking to your faith to give you peace instead of looking to Christ alone. ... Keep Reading

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Jesus Only
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What keeps Christians from enjoying the peace God wants them to enjoy? If you understand the gospel, but still do not have peace, I would invite you to go back and examine the gospel again. You are probably resting peace on yourself and not on Christ. In this Chapter, Bonar looks at every reason you might think God rejects you and corrects your understanding of the Gospel. I hope you find it helpful.... Keep Reading

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Jesus Only
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Thank God for Arguments

August 5, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 3 Comments

Many couples assume conflict means they have marital problems. It is truer to say conflict means a marriage exists. By pressing into conflict we learn how to love each other better and move toward the goal of marriage: oneness. ... Keep Reading

Leftover Questions

June 12, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

The resurrection is proof of God's radical commitment to his creation. He loves all of it, and is committed to redeeming it completely. ... Keep Reading

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What's the Story?
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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

May 29, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

My review of Judith Wallerstein's important book: "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce." On my 45th birthday I have much to be thankful for: family, friends, work. My entire life has been one example after another of falling backwards into grace. Yet with all those blessings, I am still haunted by my parents' divorce. Having deep instability at that point in your life shapes a person. I must continually bring those hurts to Jesus for healing. ... Keep Reading

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Law -- Words You Thought You Knew

May 22, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 2 Comments

The law goes far beyond our outward, bodily actions. We must keep the law from our hearts or we do not keep it at all. ... Keep Reading

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Romans

Putting Testosterone to Work

May 20, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 2 Comments

Why did God give men all this testosterone if He didn't want us to use it? We still have enemies we need to fight. Identify them, and fight to win.... Keep Reading

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Like a Man

Never By Yourself

May 8, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Week in and week out, we make promises to ourselves. We will never commit this sin again. We will throw away the phone number, the liquor bottle, or block the website. We make deals with ourselves, "I will let it slide this time, but if I commit that sin again, I'm going to confess. In truth, with the Holy Spirit you can put any sin to death but you will never do it by yourself. ... Keep Reading

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Like a Man
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