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Host of Angels (Taylor Henderson)

This song is not ‘Christian’ as such, but it is a very personal song written by a past ‘X Factor’ winner in Australia, who happens to be a Christian. I think the song does have the X factor!

This is what he says of the song:
“‘Host Of Angels’ is a song which I feel a particular affinity towards. It’s a song I wrote for my younger sister, and the truth is she’s a little torn up about it. She loves it, but it’s a very emotional song for her, as well as myself.

“I went through some things as a kid…. My family was together when I was growing up, but my parents are separated now. That happened when was about 13 or 14, and it was something I didn’t really understand, and I found it really confusing. My sister is now that age and she’s dealing with that situation, and working through it from her understanding. I just wanted to hold her hand through this song, to let her know I’ll always be there for her, regardless of what happens in her life.”

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The blessed and God-breathed Book (2 Timothy 3:16)

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GodBreathed_slide1x_365_y_273This is one of the most breath-taking Three Sixteens, one which you may have already committed to memory. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is that great statement of assurance about the Bible, the God-breathed book we build our faith upon.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (ESV)

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (NLT)

I recently read through 2 Timothy with a friend, over several weeks and many great coffees! The whole letter is a call…

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Are You Insulting God in Worship? | Desiring God

This post from Piper is lengthy, but worth a read
http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/are-you-insulting-god-in-worship

An unwasted life makes much of Jesus

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In 2004 I read John Piper’s Don’t Waste your Life. In the book he calls us not to get caught up in living for things that count for nothing! Piper says you can ensure you don’t waste your life by seeking to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ – by making the glory of God your singular passion. Instantly this became a book that I recommended to everyone, since it takes ‘faith in Christ’ straight from your head to your heart and hands. The section I found most beautiful to read (and most re-orienting) was towards the end in chapter 10:
“How could I, Lord, have ever been so blind to think that being loved by you means making much of me and not yourself? How could I put my eye to some great telescope, designed to make me glad with visions of the galaxies…

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