All Men Need A Savior

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1 John 1:8-10 “8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”In looking at these three verses of 1 John 1, it's wonderful to see just how important it is to repent of our sins and notice that we need a savior because we are unrighteousness without Him. By realizing we are sinners and in need of repentance, we are made righteous through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.V9 states that 'if we confess, Christ will forgive.' Which is basically an 'if, then' statement of the gospel. Verses 8 and 10 use the format Continue Reading [...]

A Righteousness That Glorifies God

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A Righteousness That Glorifies God“Stand firm therefore . . . having put on the breastplate of righteousness” (Eph. 6:14). We’ve seen the importance of donning the breastplate of righteousness, but Scripture also discusses the consequences of failing to do so. These consequences serve as warnings to anyone who is prone to neglect righteousness. If you’re not committed to righteousness, you not only make yourself spiritually vulnerable, but also forfeit some of God’s wonderful blessings. David prayed, “Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation” (Ps. 51:13). His sin had robbed him of his joy and assurance. That’s true of us as well because joy is directly proportional to obedience. If you’re pursuing greater righteousness, Continue Reading [...]

Seven Things God Hates

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"There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers" (Prov. 6:16-19).God is clear about the things that displease Him.God hates sin in any form, but Proverbs 6:17-19 lists seven that are especially loathsome to Him. First is haughty eyes (v. 17), which pictures a proud and arrogant person with his nose in the air and his eyes uplifted. The pride in his heart is reflected in his mannerisms.Pride is perhaps listed first because it is at the heart of all rebellion against God—beginning with Lucifer Continue Reading [...]

7 Conversations To Have Before You Get Married

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Many couples live together long before their wedding day, meaning they've already figured out who's going to wash dishes and clean the bathroom, and which mid-fight button-pushing can send a small disagreement into nuclear territory. There are, however, some conversations you should definitely have before marriage—even if you've already figured out the living together part. Read on to discover five talks to have with your partner before the big day. 1. Debt & finances Long before your wedding, sit down with your partner and have a frank discussion about your financial situation. If either of you have debt—student loan or otherwise—be honest about it; hiding it will only hurt you down the road. Likewise, if you have bad credit because Continue Reading [...]

What effort is required to obtain God’s wisdom?

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What effort is required to obtain God’s wisdom?

1. To hear the word of God
(“make your ear attentive to wisdom”) Proverbs 2:2a

2. To meditate on the word of God
(“incline your heart to understanding”) Proverbs 2:2b

3. To ask in faith for wisdom
(“cry out for discernment…lift up your voice for understanding”) Proverbs 2:3

4. To highly value its worth
(“seek her as silver… as hidden treasures”) Proverbs 2:4

Metro: Last Light

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So recently, I decided to open up Steam, which I rarely do.. just never got into that community and never really wanted to spend much money on Mac games (though I should haha).Last week they had their "Midweek Madness" savings and I ended up buying a couple of games, including Portal, Portal 2, & Metro: Last Light. They're all really fun games!Backstory of Metro: Last Light: Metro: Last Light is a single-player post-apocalyptic-themed first-person shooter video game with stealth and survival horror elements, developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2013. A PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game has been announced, although no Continue Reading [...]