by John MacArthur https://youtu.be/JhrOFbe0190 We’re beginning a series in 1 Peter. But this is going to be an interesting opportunity for you because we’re going to share the pulpit. There are going to be a number of different men who are going to be taking passages in Peter as we roll through. They assigned me the … Continue reading Peter: A Study in Failure and Restoration
"I will give her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth." - Hos 2:15. The valley of Achor is the emblem of defeat, failure, and the fainting heart. Down its long pass the terrified fugitives had fled, … Continue reading Victory out of Defeat
by Dr. Charles Stanley Luke 22:31-34 31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." 33 But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready … Continue reading Learning from Failure
Shame is the liar that wraps itself around you, dragging you down with every step…
In the grip of struggles, challenges, addictions, bad habits, when guilt already wreaks havoc, shame comes to steal the hope that once offered release.
Shame will never be the factor that sets you free – shame often pulls you deeper into the very places you long to run from.
In our own strength we rarely find freedom, there’s a greater power needed to break the chains that enslave us. That power is grace.
I’ve walked through many troubles, stepped too close to the edge of life too many times, and by God’s grace I’m still here. Many of these experiences were journeys that took time…and lots of it. Choosing daily who I was living for.
One time I found myself up against a new challenge, one I had never expected to face, causing me…
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