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I Want: Where Desire Belongs In The Life of Faith

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September 2014 Issue

I Want: Where Desire Belongs In The Life of Faith

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Toddlers usually have no problem with expressing their desires. “I Want!” “Gimme!” “Mine!” Spend time with a 2-year-old and you’ll hear some variation of this, likely repeated often and at high volume!

As we grow in our Christian faith, how do we express our desires? Is there any room in the Christian life for wanting and desiring? In our study this month in Today in the Word, we’ll explore what Scripture has to say about our desires in the context of faith. We’ll see how our good desires can become disordered, and how God responds in holy judgment and gracious love. We’ll consider how God’s work of restoration in our hearts can help shape our desires, and we’ll learn what the Bible says about how we can desire better things in better ways.

Our desire at Today in the Word is that God will bless our study of His Word and enable us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are thankful for your partnership in this endeavor. Your prayers and financial support of Today in the Word has allowed this ministry to flourish and bless many thousands of people. May we all grow in our desire to serve the Lord!

Volume 27 Issue 9

Executive Editor: Paul Currie; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editors: John Koessler, Jamie Janosz; Writer: Jen Pollock Michel

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