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Let the unveiled image of Christ burn into the eyes of your heart. This is the hope of transformation. It’s not enough to stop the input of harmful images, when memories continue their vehement haunt. The residual stains of past sin need eradication from your mind and heart. And there is only one way to that good end–the glory of God in the face of Christ.
Do you think I am trying to weave a spell? Perhaps I am; but remember your fairy tales. Spells are used for breaking enchantments as well as for inducing them. And you and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness which has been laid upon us for nearly a hundred years.
Are you sitting in the seat of the scoffer? Are you jeering out loud or under your breath at sin, judgment, or people? Can you receive correction? Or are you always trying to save face?
We’re no longer teenagers defined by the world’s standards, we’re no longer defined by sin, by what we once wanted to do, but we are defined by the gospel, by God
If salvation is God’s gracious free gift to us and is “not a result of [our] works,” why do we need to “work out [our] salvation”? Is this just the Bible speaking out both sides of its mouth?
And so we need to teach the next generation of boys what masculine friendship looks like because too many are left fearfully scrambling around in the dark. In order to do this today’s men must step up and cultivate a father’s heart for younger men.