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I usually don’t like to use this blog for this, but I have quite a few readers here, so I thought I would this once. Thanks to all of your prayers it really looks like we have made it through the cancer ordeal (as much as you can “make it through”); I am scheduled to have a CT scan this next Monday (please pray I’m “clean”), and then I was supposed to head back to work (at Toyota [corporate] Portland, OR) next Wednesday. Unfortunately, and I mean, unfortunately, I just found out today that I have been laid off (along with 25 others) — effective this Friday.

I just want to put this out there for prayer, and also as a notice that I am officially looking for employment. If you know of anything, especially ministry oriented (my background would fit best with pastor of evangelism and Christian education) — also if there are any would be sponsors out there, I would really like to earn a PhD in theology, and be a professor, let me know — please let me know. I can send you my resume or CV upon request. We don’t really understand what the LORD is doing, but we do know He is doing something (and only the best). Thank you all!!!

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Hello my name is Bobby Grow, and I author this blog, The Evangelical Calvinist. Feel free to peruse the posts, and comment at your leisure. I look forward to the exchange we might have here, and hope you are provoked to love Jesus even more as a result. Pax Christi!

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“God loves you so utterly and completely that he has given himself for you in Jesus Christ his beloved Son, and has thereby pledged his very being as God for your salvation. In Jesus Christ God has actualised his unconditional love for you in your human nature in such a once for all way, that he cannot go back upon it without undoing the Incarnation and the Cross and thereby denying himself. Jesus Christ died for you precisely because you are sinful and utterly unworthy of him, and has thereby already made you his own before and apart from your ever believing in him. He has bound you to himself by his love in a way that he will never let you go, for even if you refuse him and damn yourself in hell his love will never cease. Therefore, repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.” -T. F. Torrance, The Mediation of Christ, 94.

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