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Friday’s 5 to Live By

November 8, 2013

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Friday's Five To Live By 2012

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.

Marriage and One-Way Love

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian writes that, “The world tells us to stand up for ourselves, to stick to our guns. But the Gospel frees us to lay down our arms.” To understand how the gospel changes our marital relationships—and all relationships—read Marriage and One-Way Love.

Longing for Heaven

The Bible is filled with quotes from people who expressed their deeply longing for heaven. Yet, for many of us, heaven is a distant thunder. What prevents us from longing for heaven and what prompts and motivates us to long for heaven? Randy Alcorn addresses these vital questions in Are You Longing for Heaven? 

A Change That Will Last Forever

Joshua Greiner, at the Faith Church Blog asks, “What if I told you that modern medicine had created a shot that would, within seven days of taking it, give you super human capabilities? That this new drug had been vetted by the FDA, the results were proven, and there was no chance of side effects. That the new medicine would give you amazing strength, intelligence that rivaled Einstein, sight that made a hawk look blind, and that your body would be resistant to diseases and infection, BUT (and there is always a ‘but’) you would have to be sick for one week…would you take the new shot?” He then goes on to respond, “I’m sorry to pop your bubble, but there is no drug like the one mentioned above, but the concept is analogous to what is promised in the Christian life. Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 4:17 that there is a ‘momentary, light affliction producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.’ This verse gives us truth that can help us wade through the darkest times in our lives, because we know that in the end we will never be the same.” Read how Joshua develops this important perspective in Change That Will Last Forever.

What Produces a Powerful Sermon?

There are many biblical answers to the question, “What produces a powerful sermon.” Brian Croft provides a solidly biblical response in What Produces a Powerful Sermon? 

What My Wife Taught Me About Women and Power

On his wife’s birthday, Russell Moore reflects on What My Wife Taught Me About Women and Power.

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