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May 17, 2013 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

A Parent's Guide to Patient Instruction

Every parent understands that raising children is hard work. I have six kids, and the demands on me and my wife are constant. As I reflect on the joys and challenges of parenting, I marvel at how it often parallels pastoral ministry. Both require a holy dependence on God’s grace. Both require imperfect people to do a perfect job. Both have weighty consequences for failure. Both are a team effort. Both are a gift from God given to sanctify us and cause us to depend on God’s ways above our own. ...Keep Reading

Tags: patience, instruction, children, parents, parenting

May 9, 2013 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

Solid Food Is for the Mature

One of the most profound memories I have of my missions overseas is the effect that the local food had on my body. When I traveled from California to Ethiopia as a college student, I was not prepared for the change in diet. For two long months I could barely keep anything in my body long enough to benefit from it....Keep Reading

Posted in: Uncategorized Tags: discernment, truth, spiritual growth, maturity

May 6, 2013 by Marc Wragg 1 comments

The Deadly Hardening of Sin

“Why didn’t you confront me? Why didn’t you challenge me sooner?” The words echoed around the room and were seemingly screamed into my ears....Keep Reading

Tags: sin, hardening, confession

May 3, 2013 by Marc Wragg 1 comments

The Importance of Cultivating a Heart of Worship

As I read the opening words of the Book of Ephesians, I’m struck by Paul’s desire to worship. He exalts God with praise and thankfulness, and from the very first verse acknowledges that he became an apostle “by the will of God.” It was an undeserved privilege granted to him before he even wanted it....Keep Reading

Posted in: Exegetical Contemplation Tags: Worship, praise, Apostle Paul, suffering,

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