Jim Woychuk

Jim Woychuk

Having Heart Trouble?

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” (John 14:1) John Bunyan’s little book, Heart’s Ease for Heart Trouble, begins with a chapter entitled “The Sovereign Cure for Heart Trouble.” There, Bunyan leads the reader to think deeply about Jesus’ words ...
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Memorizing is the Easy Part

Memorizing Scripture does not by itself make a person Christ-like or spiritual. In fact, memory work is the easy part. Many actors, singers, and scholars can quote God’s Word precisely and even forcefully. But that is not the same thing as knowing God. Allow me to repeat: memorizing is the ...
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When the Cowboys Beat the Saints

The Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints last night here in our fair city, and it brings up an unpleasant topic: it’s become very fashionable and acceptable in our culture to “beat the saints” verbally. Criticism of Christians’ bad behavior seldom takes a holiday. Whether it’s the ...
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The (Partial) Truth Behind our Idols

Idols are lies. Concerning idol-worshipers, Isaiah says, “A deceived heart has turned him aside; And he cannot deliver his soul, Nor say, ‘Is there not a lie in my right hand?’” An idol is a lie of such powerful deceptive power that it actually blinds us to its existence. We don’t ...
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The Chimney

Every person you meet fights a hard battle. The smiling friend with whom you just had lunch faces fiery trials that would break your heart if you knew them all. But God’s Word enables us to come through the fire. A heart nourished on words of truth acquires an asbestos-like quality, which ...
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Lessons from a Water Bottle

“Eternal.” “Pure.” “Good life.” “Redemption.” “Pure Life.” “A future full of possibilities.” These theological-sounding phrases came to my attention, not from the Bible or a devotional book, but from water bottles in our office! Nestlé “Pure Life” water invites us ...
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Lessons from a Christmas Carol

In Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, Scrooge spies two wretched children in the skirts of the Spirit of Christmas Present. Scrooge asks the spirit, “Are they yours?” [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Jim Woychuk[/caption] 'They are Man's,' said the Spirit….This ...
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The Puritan Practice of Meditation

"I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways." (Psalm 119:15) [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Jim Woychuk[/caption] Joel Beeke, in his essay on “The Puritan Practice of Meditation,” writes that “The Puritans devoted scores of pages to the ...
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