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Is Pro-Life Ministry a Christian Duty?

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“I’m pro-life, but I’m not called to pro-life ministry.” Have you heard this before? Maybe you have said it yourself. I understand how you feel. I never envisioned myself as a political activist or a street evangelist and I have only engaged in the abortion battle in recent years myself, and yes, it is a battle. I won’t subject you to descriptions of pro-life ministry that are all marshmallows and sunshine. Pro-life ministry doesn’t always carry with it the fresh scent of rosy baby skin, it often reeks of death and decay and makes your heart ache for the state. . .
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Plant the Gospel in the Lives of Your Children

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Children planting a tree. (Child rearing)

A Child Rearing Garden Child rearing has often been described using the metaphor of tending or growing a garden. However, it seems that we don’t always think fully about all the applications of gardening principles to the child raising enterprise. In fact, it’s entirely possible that if you implemented your actual child discipleship practice to your gardens, you would probably starve. In my own family, I know that most of the energy and effort (particularly in the early years) was heavily tilted in the direction of building fences. We were very concerned with implementing borders and protective measures from external. . .
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Justification in the Book of James

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Justification in the Book of James

You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. — James 2:24 James & Paul on Justification There have been many who misinterpret this verse and conclude that we are declared righteous and forgiven all our sins on the basis (in part, at least) of our works. “Just read the words,” they say, “justification by faith alone is flatly denied by James.” Even among some who believe that sola fide is the doctrine upon which the church stands or falls there is a struggle understanding what James is teaching in this text. They know he. . .
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