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The Missing Ingredient in Our Parenting | ORBC Shares

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The Missing Ingredient in Our Parenting

written by Margaret Köstenberger and Andreas Köstenberger for The Gospel Coalition

"Developing character in our children can’t be done apart from the Holy Spirit’s work in your child’s life. If we take on the task ourselves, the burden of forming character will be overwhelming; we just can’t build character in our children through our own efforts. The Spirit will do his work in our children as they enter their own relationship with God and as they themselves strive to be men and women of integrity and moral excellence by God’s grace."

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What Does Revival Look Like? | ORBC Shares

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What Does Revival Look Like?

written by Winfield Bevins for Gospel-Centered Discipleship

“There are many definitions of revival. Some people think it takes place when an evangelist preaches a protracted set of meetings in a church that last several days or even weeks. Others may think revival is style of worship or preaching.  Revival is not something we do, but what God does in and through us. Stephen Olford says that revival is that “strange and sovereign work of God in which He visits His own people, restoring, reanimating and releasing them into the fullness of His blessing.”

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8 Lessons Learned from a Long Battle with Spiritual Depression | ORBC Shares

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8 Lessons Learned from a Long Battle with Spiritual Depression

written by Derek J. Brown  for The Gospel Coalition

"Often during this season I asked the Lord for immediate restoration, but that was not his plan. Instead, it became increasingly clear that God was teaching me a few vital lessons for the sake my stability in the faith. If you find yourself in a similar season, please receive these gentle yet earnest exhortations."

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