Coffee Break (July 10)

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A Friend Like Jonathan

Do You Have A Friend Like Jonathan? “How are you going to survive in those moments? How did David survive? Well, I think the chapter is arranged this way — between the betrayal and the treachery, right in the middle here is verse 16: “Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God.” Have you got a friend like that? Be that for each other. Be that for each other.”

Charles Spurgeon

Light and Darkness “A believer has two principles at work within him. In his natural estate he was subject to one principle only, which was darkness; now light has entered, and the two principles disagree. Mark the apostle Paul’s words in the seventh chapter of Romans: ‘I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.’ “

This Looks Yummy!

Peach Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Icing “Not to be dramatic about food or anything (oh hi have we met?) but this is the best bundt cake in the entire world. That’s a pretty bold statement, so maybe just in my world. My bundt cake loving, peachy crazy, I-want-to-eat-this-brown-butter-icing-all-day-long world. And I *think* you might agree with me when you take that first completely magnificent bite.”

Christian Liberty

4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liberty “Only when we recognize that we do not deserve our ‘rights’ can we properly exercise them as privileges. Sensitivity to others in the church, especially weaker others, depends on this sense of our own unworthiness. If we assume that we have liberties to be exercised at all costs, we become potentially lethal weapons in a fellowship, all too capable of destroying someone for whom Christ has died (Rom. 14:1520).”

For the Car Ride

Pictures that Tell a Story (Part 1 of 2) “Jesus is a master storyteller and in His Sermon on the Mount, He told several parables to help him illuminate spiritual lessons. On Truth for Life, Alistair Begg unpacks these word pictures as our series called A Christian Manifesto continues.” (25 min)

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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.