"When we think of friends, we often think of the people who we naturally like, who like us, and who like the same things we like. We hope for friends who will encourage us, comfort us, and support us — but what about praying for friends who are willing to wound us?" "Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy." (Proverbs 27:6)
Nancy Leigh DeMoss has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman Movement, calling them to a heart of revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for the Word and the Lord Jesus are infectious and permeate her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs-Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him with Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Her books have sold more than 2,300,000 copies.
"A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Free Will’" by John Piper ' "As soon as Adam fell into sin, human nature was profoundly altered. Now man was not able not to sin. In the fall, human nature lost its freedom not to sin." (open link to read more)
TGC13 Tim Keller - Why You Can't See Your Biggest Flaws | For example, a natural aptitude for control and self-discipline can be read as faithfulness, and a natural desire for personal approval could look like gentleness or love. We give ourselves spiritual credit for these things, when actually we aren't growing spiritually at all. The lack of other fruit shows that real supernatural character change is not happening.