Devos for A Strange, New World – Patience is a Virtue

Seven weeks inside the same house with the same family will drive anyone mad, right? God calls us to have an extraordinary amount of patience with one another. Paul, in Ephesians 4:1-3, says, “I urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one …

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Designed for Purity 11 – Forgiveness and Trust

God’s Design for Forgiveness God’s designed creation for his glory and our good, mainly through a relationship with God But we sinned, broke our relationship with God, and now suffer sin’s destruction and God’s judgment Which affects others by pridefully making them complicit in your sin or using them for your sin God doesn’t leave …

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Designed for Purity 9 – Confession and Repentance (Notes)

God’s Created Order God designed humankind for his glory and blesses those who wisely live according to his ways As sinners, we reject God’s design and live foolishly, incurring God’s judgment and sin’s destruction As sinners, our foolish rejection of God’s design leads others into judgment and destruction Our sin negatively affects our relationship with …

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Designed for Purity 8 – How Your Sin Affects Others (notes)

God’s Created Order God has designed this world and humankind for his glory God blesses those who live according to his design and for his glory; this is wise and faithful living God judges those who selfishly reject his design; this is foolish and unfaithful living (a.k.a. sin) Sin is always destructive, those who choose …

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Designed for Purity 6 – Dating and Relationships (Notes)

God’s Created Order God has created and designed marriage and sex for his glory and as a picture of the gospel God has created and designed marriage and sex for the good of the married couple Intimacy, sacrifice, spiritual growth, trust, humility, provision, support, pleasure Marriage and sex are desirable by design, but how and …

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