Posts with the category “gospel”

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Grace and gratitude
May 28th, 2024
“Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)J.I. Packer, in his modern clas...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Praying the gospel
March 14th, 2023
“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)I  have mentioned before in this blog the incredible book of Puritan prayers known as The V...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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God has plans to prosper you... just not the way you think
August 17th, 2021
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)In Jeremiah 28, the Israelites are in exile i...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The God who takes your burdens
July 14th, 2020
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4)This past Sunday, I preached on the parable of the Good Sa...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The God who adopts
March 24th, 2020
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)Flash back with...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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You are enough
March 3rd, 2020
During January and February, I will be using this space to interact with the ideas put forward in David Zahl’s book Seculosity: How career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance became ou...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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I am busier than you are
January 14th, 2020
During January and February, I will be using this space to interact with the ideas put forward in David Zahl’s book Seculosity: How career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance became ou...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Jesus and our trauma
May 21st, 2019
Today’s post is adapted from the October 10th, 2017 Pulse “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:44)I recently complete...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Fake "good" news
May 14th, 2019
“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” (Jeremiah 8:11) Last week, I read a lengthy article on the Financial Times website ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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What is my problem???
August 21st, 2018
Today's post is adapted from the February 9th, 2016 post.In my opinion, Romans 8 the greatest chapter in the whole Bible. Filled with promises about the love of God and His commitment to us, it builds...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Blaming God for our suffering
August 14th, 2018
Today's post is adapted from the January 31st, 2017 post.“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, a...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Don't cry for Jesus
March 27th, 2018
Today’s blog post is adapted from the March 8th, 2016 post. I find this to be a good reminder every Easter season.“As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the c...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Who do you blame for your suffering?
January 31st, 2017
“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he took up our infirmiti...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Stop listening to yourself and start talking to yourself
November 15th, 2016
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:11)Most of the Psalms are directed towards the community...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Singing the gospel over you
June 28th, 2016
"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 43:5)There is a popular expression in evangelical circles c...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Weep for yourself
March 8th, 2016
“As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, includ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Racism and the gospel of equality
June 23rd, 2015
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galat...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The sure foundation of the gospel
May 5th, 2015
“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:1-2)Bright and early this morn...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Longing for home this Christmas
December 2nd, 2014
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sin...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Salvation in the earthquake
November 4th, 2013
The following is reprinted from the February 2, 2010 Pulse. This Sunday, we will be sending a team of missionaries down to Haiti. Haiti, a country that was already impoverished, was made much more so ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman