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The Uniqueness of God

We as Americans are bombarded by information. We get information from TV, from radio, from magazines, from books, from newspapers, and we even have an information super-highway now. And in all that information, advertisers have realized that their best shot at us is going to be quick blurbs. We will be distracted or interrupted if […]

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Membership has Expectations Real fathers have real responsibilities to their families. They cannot run around like they did before. There is a point where boys need to grow up and become men. So it is with the church. God saved us into a body of believers and we have real responsibilities to one another. In […]

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Church Membership – Part 1

I love animals. I am fascinated by nature. Most little boys dream of growing up to be a firefighter or a race-car driver or a baseball player. Not me. In third grade I had dreams of becoming an entomologist. That is someone who studies insects. There are a lot of fascinating insects in the world, […]

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Toward the beginning of this series on the church we made a distinction between the church universal and the church local. The church universal is all people throughout time who have been redeemed. The local church is temporally and geographically limited. Grace Baptist church exists here in McCook, not in Zimbabwe. It exists now in […]

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When asked why we tend to react against church discipline, and yet we seek spiritual disciplines Mark Dever replied: Many want their antinomian liberty, their freedom to have a life that’s not known by others. They don’t want to be open and honest with others; they don’t want people inquiring about their lives. It’s not […]

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Have you ever noticed what prayers look like in scripture? There are prayers of women that they may have children. There are prayers for deliverance from some danger. There are prayers for blessings and prayers for cursing. But while there are prayers for many different things, there are some prayers that are more frequent than […]

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Remembering Christ

His Person The Lord’s Supper is a time of remembrance. I fear that we do not remember as we ought. So often we partake of the elements with almost no thought given to who Jesus is and what he did. It is a part of our service, but it is not a reflective part of […]

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Baptism

Acknowledgment of Guilt & Judgment 1 Peter 3:20-21 they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of […]

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Piper on Expositional Preaching

God did not ordain the cross of Christ or create the lake of fire in order to communicate the insignificance of belittling his glory. The death of the Son of God and the damnation of unrepentant human beings are the loudest shouts under heaven that God is infinitely holy, and sin is infinitely offensive, and […]

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The Importance of Doctrine

The term “doctrine” comes from the Greek word didache which means “teaching.” Doctrine is a set of teachings, or a set of beliefs. Now we all have a set of beliefs, that cannot be helped. We all have doctrine; the question is what kind of doctrine do we have? Is is good biblically informed doctrine? […]

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