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  • Jared shared from The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller
    if you avoid marriage simply because you don’t want to lose your freedom, that is one of the worst things you can do to your heart. C. S. Lewis put it vividly:   Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable,...
  • Jared shared from Note to Self (Foreword by Sam Storms): The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself by Joe Thorn
    Know this—it is the gospel that allows you to be real. It admits us all as sinners and establishes us all as saints. Your local church is the only place where this reality, and not pretending, can be the culture of gathered community. Be real. Admit where you are and what you are. This will allow others to minister to you, and you to minister to others.
  • Jared shared from Note to Self (Foreword by Sam Storms): The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself by Joe Thorn
    Seeking God means that in all you do, you keep his honor in your mind, his Word in your heart, and his glory as your goal—so you are seeking to actually know him and make him known.
  • Jared shared from Note to Self (Foreword by Sam Storms): The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself by Joe Thorn
    You can persevere to the end because God has delivered you from the domain of darkness and has given you citizenship in the kingdom of his Son. Your new King and community stand with you so that you are not alone. To trust God more requires that you recognize your dependence, know his power and purpose, and continue by faith.
  • Jared shared from Note to Self (Foreword by Sam Storms): The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself by Joe Thorn
    It’s possible to be technically accurate in your theology and yet miss the mark of humility. Be passionate for God, fight for truth, contend for the faith, but be humble. Your knowledge is a cause to be humble, not a reason to boast in your insight or tradition.
  • Jared shared from The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller
    As a divine institution, marriage has several inherent powers that we must accept and use—the power of truth, the power of love, and the power of grace.
  • Jared shared from Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn by Tim Challies
    You will never stop until you begin to see the monstrous nature of the sin you are committing. You will never stop until the sin is more horrifying to you than the commission of the sin is enjoyable.
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