When Good Things Become God Things

By: Charlie Kelly Charlie is a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. www.newlineministries.com I can always feel it coming.  Another sports season is just around the corner.  The banter is already starting.  Fans touting their team’s previous record.  Excitement stirring over the latest recruits.  The casual jabs at the fans of the big rival. …

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Vanities of Vanities:

By: Adam McClendonwww.newlineministries.com The writer of Ecclesiastes wastes no time in depicting a depressing scenario.  He writes, “Vanities of Vanities!  All is Vanity” (1:2b).  Wow, this just rips all the optimism out of your soul doesn’t it?  Sure, and it should.  That’s the point of Ecclesiastes to an extent.  It’s is a book designed to…

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Letter to My Children

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Three years ago as my three daughters were preparing for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade, I wrote them this letter because I wanted to engage my children, even at this young age, with some key character principles that will help them eventually be the people God wants them to be. …

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Walking in Victory: GPS

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Sexual addiction, and specifically the struggle with pornography, is a substantial struggle against which many believers are wrestling.  Covenant Eyes released a report detailing statistics related to this problem earlier this year: general information about the report can be found here, full report can be downloaded here.  Many men and women…

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Taken for Granted

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Last night as I was preparing for bed, I had the wonderful idea to get up and go running this morning.  Why?  I don’t know.  Anyway, I was resting peacefully in my bed when this horrible sound jolted me awake and shot adrenaline through my veins: as any good mobile phone…

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Five Kinds of Hearers of God’s Word

By Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church, author, and PhD student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/.   “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and…

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My Greatest Enemy

By: Adam McClendonwww.newlineministries.com How do spiritual disciplines help the spiritual life?  Up front, it must be admitted that in today’s society anything with the word “discipline” in it sounds unappealing.  Nevertheless, historically, spiritual disciplines (such as reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, worship, etc.) have been practiced by the church as a means to reveal sin…

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