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When Idolatry Intersects with Parenting

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Parenting During a Nuclear Meltdown Parents: can you relate to this experience? Your child spontaneously goes into nuclear meltdown, in the back of Target, with a shopping cart full of items that really need to be purchased? On top of that there are, of course, plenty of...

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Tags: idols, parenting, the heart, tim keller, christina fox

Justification Comes BEFORE Sanctification, NEVER after

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Here is a helpful quote from an unknown author on the danger of getting Justification and Sanctification out of order. Theologically speaking, Justification (being declared righteous by God - by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone) comes before Sanctification (the process of being...

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Tags: grace, justification, sanctification, joshua harris

Self-pity is Sin

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Sin is Sin Several years ago I read a book by Jerry Bridges entitled, Respectable Sins. In it Bridges says, On the whole, we appear to be more concerned about the sins of society than we are the sins of the saints. In fact, we often indulge in what i call the "respectable" or even...

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Tags: jerry bridges, john piper, kevin deyoung, pride, self-pity, sin

Is Our Baby in Heaven?

Posted by Stuart McCray on

This past Sunday, when preaching from Romans 1:18-25, Pastor Dan mentioned an "age of accountability". This topic has far-reaching implications for those who have experience miscarriages (Lauren and I have had three), to those that have had toddlers die and to those who have children who are...

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Tags: age of accountability, babies, god's goodness, god's sovereignty, infants, salvation

Endure Suffering

Posted by Stuart McCray on

Live Long Enough & You'll Experience Suffering I personally tend to never stray far from considering the topic of suffering. This may seem morbid, but the truth is that Jesus promises suffering in this life for those that follow him (Luke 9:23). I suppose the other reality of suffering is...

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Tags: discipline, god the father, hebrews, jesus, suffering

We Preach Expositionally

Posted by Stuart McCray on

If you're new to Grace, you've probably noticed that we primarily preach through books of the Bible on Sunday mornings. The reason for this is that this is how God had them written down. Our goal in interpreting Scripture is to first seek to understand what the author was communicating to...

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Tags: bible, expositional preaching, god's word, preaching, sermons