Coffee Break (September 12)

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A Little Martin Luther Biography

I will admit this article, from Steven Lawson, is a tad long, but it is definitely worth the read. “Martin Luther was a giant of history. Some believe he was the most significant European figure of the second millennium. He was the pioneer Reformer, the one God first used to spark a transformation of Christianity and the Western world. He was the undisputed leader of the German Reformation. In a day of ecclesiastical corruptions and apostasies, he was a valiant champion of the truth; his powerful preaching and pen helped to restore the pure gospel. More books have been written about him than any other man of history except Jesus Christ and possibly Augustine.”

The Duty of Devotion

This is a powerful article from Tim Challies. “Even as true Christians, we face the danger of interpreting our standing with God through our diligence in devotions. We can measure our obedience and our walk with God solely by how often we devote time to Scripture and prayer and how we feel about the time spent. This can lock us into a pattern of depending on our works to be right with God, of thinking that our standing before God depends upon our performance. Jerry Bridges reminds us, ‘Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.’ We must never forget that the duty of our devotion is founded in Christ’s initiating devotion toward us on the cross.”

Biblical Womanhood is Not House Arrest

I absolutely love this video clip from John Piper. “For men and women who have a heart to minister, that is Christian men and women who have a heart to save souls, heal broken lives, resist evil, meet needs — the fields of opportunity for a woman or a man with a heart like are simply endless.”

Caramel Apple Spice Thumbprints

I’m sorry about this… and this… but I had to share. And now you want a cookie too, right?

For the Car Ride

WWUTT Episode 515 Q&A I Never Knew Exegeting Interdenominational Ministry?

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Jessica Pickowicz

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Jessica is the founder and lead writer of Beautiful Thing. She is wife to pastor/ church-planter Nate Pickowicz, and mama of two.