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Gary Thomas
Christian author (Sacred Marriage, among others) and teacher: Writer in Residence at Second Baptist, Houston. Lover of God, student of the Christian classics
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Gary Thomas 19h
It's truly amazing, the difference it makes in a marriage, when we switch our focus from we expect of our spouse to what God expects of us.
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Gary Thomas 22h
If you can't make it to your own church, I'll be preaching this morning at Second Baptist Houston, Woodway, at 11:11 (CST), on Jesus' Victory over Temptation and the End of Our Shame. Livestream:
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Gary Thomas Sep 22
How does he say so much in 27 words? "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Gal 6:14
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Gary Thomas Sep 21
Compromising the Gospel to maintain social approval is nothing new. Paul said 2000 years ago "Those who want to make a good impression outwardly are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ" Gal 6:12
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Gary Thomas Sep 21
HOUSTON! I'll be preaching this Sunday at Second Baptist, Woodway Campus, the 11:11 service, to finish up the Sacred Search conference. But don't worry if you're not single. If you've ever sinned, or ever...
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Gary Thomas Sep 21
Don’t run from the struggles of marriage. Embrace them. Grow in them. Draw nearer to God because of them. Through them you will reflect more of the spirit of Jesus Christ. And thank God that he has placed you in a situation where your spirit can be perfected.
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Gary Thomas Sep 20
Proof that the world isn't "fair": Eliud Kipchoge, the world's most accomplished athlete over the past five years, is all but unknown to most people outside the community that follows his sport
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Gary Thomas Sep 20
Studies show that 50% of marital expectations will never be met. Ever. What do you do then?
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Gary Thomas Sep 19
"The Roommates" (Hafeez and Chris) and I talk about marriage, dating, porn, and more. Very fun interview with two much cooler guys than me...
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Gary Thomas Sep 19
It's so simple, in one sense, but so difficult to apply in another: "In Christ Jesus ...the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Galatians 5:6
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Gary Thomas Sep 18
Memes surpass my skill level. But if anyone would like to take a stab at this....
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Gary Thomas Sep 18
Debra Fileta is a bold woman and she leads a discussion on a bold topic: how important should physical attraction be in dating and marriage?
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Gary Thomas Sep 18
Replying to @lastport
Great way of putting it!
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Gary Thomas Sep 18
"Find out the secret ingredient for having a marriage that no longer seems like a task but rather one where you are excited to show your spouse you cherish them; by doing that you will love one another more fully and Jesus Christ will be glorified."
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Gary Thomas Sep 17
“Placing blame in marriage is like saying, ‘Your side of the boat is sinking.’” Hank Smith
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Gary Thomas Sep 17
Protecting your health is the same thing as protecting the vehicle through which God wants to change the world.
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Gary Thomas Sep 16
It has taken some couples years, even decades, to learn what a huge difference it can make in marriage when you stop making judgmental assumptions and start giving each other the benefit of the doubt
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Gary Thomas Sep 16
Marty Goetz led worship at the Cove this weekend so we took a selfie with Billy Graham in the green room...
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