Scripture tells us that…our human inclination has been to deny God as King and Judge of our lives and instead enthrone ourselves and other things that by nature are not gods. Putting our hope in Christ, then, entails submitting ourselves to Him as the unchallenged, absolute King. But what implications does this have for how we reason?
Stephen Um continues his series in 1 Corinthians
“The beauties of marriage begin to overcome the “uglies” of marriage when your marriage ceases to be the most important relationship in your life.”
What would it look like for your marriage to be shaped and transformed by the gospel? What is the practical import of the gospel in the day-to-day realities of married life?
Like the characters in this novel, it is true that we can escape tragedy… with varying degrees of our sanity and happiness intact. But what if your sanity and happiness were fundamentally untouchable? What if your self-identity wouldn’t be called into question should your worst fears become a reality? If you read The Lowland honestly, you’ll be left looking for a foundation like that.
There are times in relationships, particularly in the earliest stages, when it appears that the other can do no wrong. But that emotion eventually fades, sometimes quickly. And when the fading happens we can fall flat on our face and out of love with the beloved. To avoid this we must have a new object for our hope…
Hear from Stephen Um and Paul Tripp
Simply put, TGCNE’s REFRESH was a gathering of New England leaders who need grace. Lots of it. And that is precisely what we found as we gathered together for a weekend of gospel-saturated teaching from Paul David Tripp, Stephen Um, and Jeramie Rinne. We are pleased to offer you a glimpse of what we experienced together at the conference:
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