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The Completeness of Grace

Amazing Grace - Unmerited Favor

The gospel tells us good news that is truly good. It’s something that is both morally good but also a “joyful to hear and know” kind of good. Christ paid the penalty for every believer, every where, every age. And one of the most amazing aspects of God’s grace is its completeness. I want to […]

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The Minister’s Fainting Fits

History - From the Past

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon As it is recorded that David, in the heat of battle, waxed faint, so may it be written of all the servants of the Lord. Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not […]

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Creeds of the Church

The Church: Creeds

Below are texts of three creeds that are particularly useful for the church today. The American church would do well to return to the truths found in these creeds written by the early church. Such Biblical truth is a rarity today. THE APOSTLES’ CREED Contemporary Version I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of […]

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Sing a Song of Confession

Confession

Check out this beautiful song of confession by Don Carson and Sandra McCracken. We have lost the Psalmist’s love of confession in song. Maybe this will be a good start to regaining that practice in worship. I Am Ashamed by Sandra McCracken Also, for the full text and a little background check out TGC here. […]

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1Timothy – The Gospel Effect

What do you think of when you think about 1Timothy? Maybe the description of elders and deacons comes to mind. Maybe you run to the passage about women’s role in the church. Maybe something else catches your eye. Most people tend to look at it as a letter of church order. But that is only […]

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Family Worship – What and How?

I was asked about family worship and felt like the answer(s) would be beneficial for others as well. The general lack of understanding about family worship is connected with the church not teaching and encouraging families and fathers to make it a priority in family life. And the busyness of life makes it incredibly hard. […]

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Social Media and the Church

“With great power comes great responsibility.”   — Uncle Ben Parker to Peter Parker (Spiderman) “The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.”   — Proverbs 12:6 “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for […]

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The Great Need for Elders in the Church

I’ve seen it over and over again. I’ve even done it myself. A pastor makes a decision without counsel leaving the need for massive clean up or damage control. Some of the greatest heart-aches and moments of repentance that I’ve had have been around issues where I failed to make a Biblically sound decision in […]

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I want a change too

America is becoming exponentially anti-Biblical. By that, I mean to say that America has decreasing value for the wisdom and admonition of the Lord. The gospel is talked about a lot but rejected by so many. I want a change too. Every American holds the office of citizen. We are responsible for electing officials who make […]

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