A Time to Be Renewed PLAYING FAVORITES

The religious experts in Christ’s day judged Him by their human standards—and rejected Him. He came from the wrong city, Nazareth of Galilee. He was not a graduate of their accepted schools. He did not have the official approval of the people in power. He had no wealth. His followers...

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A Time to Be Renewed IN IT TOGETHER

Thoreau once described a city as a place where many people are “lonely together.” Residents of a high-rise apartment can be suffering greatly while the people in the next apartment know nothing about it. Our world can promote spiritual and emotional isolation and insulation, even to the point that we...

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A Time to Be Renewed THE GOODNESS OF GOD

Greatness without goodness would make God a selfish tyrant; goodness without greatness would make Him willing to help us but incapable of acting. Whatever God thinks, says, does, plans, and accomplishes is good. He can never will anything evil for us because He is the giver of everything good. In...

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A Time to Be Renewed LIVING THE TRUTH

The next time you sing “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” recall the following story. The hymn’s composer, Robert Robinson, was converted under the mighty preaching of George White- field, but later drifted from the Lord. Greatly used as a pastor, Robinson nevertheless neglected spiritual things. In an attempt to...

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