Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

August 25, 2011
by Paul Tautges
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Desperate for Grace

O LORD, Thou knowest my great unfitness for service, my present deadness, my inability to do anything for Thy glory, my distressing coldness of heart. I am weak, ignorant, unprofitable, and loathe and abhor myself. I am at a loss to know what … Continue reading

August 24, 2011
by Paul Tautges
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Q&A – “Introvert” Application

As an appendix to the last Q&A, which addressed the meaning of 1 John 4:18, let’s consider another application of the same principle (mature love casts out fear), which I believe is legitimate given the larger context of John’s epistle concerning … Continue reading

August 23, 2011
by Paul Tautges
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Q&A – Fearing Judgment

QUESTION: Does 1 John 4:18 mean that anyone who fears judgment isn’t saved? ANSWER: Here’s what the verse says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears … Continue reading

August 23, 2011
by Paul Tautges
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Envy and Vanity

Yesterday, while listening to the audio version of John Stott’s The Cross of Christ, I was hit between the eyes, i.e. convicted, by two sentences: “Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity. Nobody is ever envious of … Continue reading