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The Prayer that No One Deserves, Part III

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From John 17:6-10 we learn that Jesus prays the prayer that no one deserves so that the elect would treasure a grace that no one could destroy. Our delight from this passage, how it applies to our heart, is that election is the good news that salvation is not just offered but effected....

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The Prayer that No One Deserves, Part II

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From John 17:6-10 we learn that Jesus prays the prayer that no one deserves so that the elect would treasure a grace that no one could destroy. Our duty from this passage, how it applies to our will, is to consider that election protects both obedience and assurance....

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The Prayer that No One Deserves, Part I

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From John 17:6-10 we learn that Jesus prays the prayer that no one deserves so that the elect would treasure a grace that no one could destroy. Our Doctrine from this passage, how it applies to our mind, is that the goal of election is the elimination of all human pride....

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Ever Present Help

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Jesus provides for the greatest troubles you will face in this life by giving you the Holy Spirit. In our passage, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would come to us and perform three important things: 1) He would convict the world. 2) He would guide the apostles into all truth.  3) He would glorify Christ....

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Apart from Me You Can Do Nothing

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Failure to Pray is Always a Sign of Self-Reliance. This is the absolute implication of Jesus’ words in John 15:1-8. v.7 “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” Why does Jesus say this? v.5 “…apart from me you can do nothing.” He tells you to pray because you are helpless on our own. If you don’t cal...

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Amusing Ourselves to Death

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The greatest enemy to your peace in Christ is when you fill your mind with all the distractions of this world. ...

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The Postponement of Peace is the Promise of a Greater Pleasure

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There can be no doubt in at many points in your Christian walk, you will face a crisis in which you are pleading the promises of Christ and yet still peace is postponed....

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