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The Eight Spiritual Essentials, Part 4: Practice God’s Presence

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Eight Spiritual Essentials (Article Summaries)

Practicing God’s presence (the fourth essential in this series of eight) is a deeply biblical idea, though the exact phrase is never used in Scripture. Most popularly associated with Brother Lawrence, the phrase, at heart, means “discerning, and developing habits for discerning, an awareness of God’s presence.”

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The Eight Spiritual Essentials, Part 6: Grace Rather Than Law

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Eight Spiritual Essentials (Article Summaries)

If I were asked to explain how Christianity is unique compared to every other religion in the world, I would say it boils down to this one verse: “By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9).

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The Eight Spiritual Essentials, Part 8: Living Each Day Well

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Eight Spiritual Essentials (Article Summaries)

Many people miscalculate the brevity of life and the length of eternity. They put their hope in Jesus for their eternal destiny, but they put their hope in the world for everything else. Scripture calls us to live wisely and well, not presuming upon the future or assuming we have all the time in the world.

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