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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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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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Fighting Dullness

Fighting Dullness with Entertainment Many people think of worship as dull and boring. Many churches, in an effort to overcome this dullness, try to make their services energetic, loud, contemporary, or anything else that may help to entertain people so they don’t think it is boring. But this is a fundamental misunderstanding of what worship […]

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The Church Militant

Theologians have sometimes referred to one aspect of the church as “militant.” The church militant are all the believers currently on earth. “Militant” does not refer to aggressive or hard-line people. It does not refer to some extreme kind of Christian in the same way the media uses the term “Islamic militants.” Rather, we are […]

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I like hard books. Keller’s book is hard, not because of how it challenges my mind but by how it challenges my life. The book is broken into two parts, exegesis and practice. Both are necessary and it is helpful to have it in one volume. Like so many conservative Christians I had political positions […]

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Roaring Lambs – Book Review

It seems that there is no end to the books that aim to tell us how the church should look. On the one hand it can be very disorienting to get so many different viewpoints. There are two things to practice in sorting out all the information we receive. First, read each book with your […]

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The Second Coming, by John MacArthur, is a good dispensational book on end times. I am an amillennialist myself, but the Second Coming is worth the read no matter your perspective. There are two abuses that seem to attend books on end times. Either they are vitriolic and harsh toward dissenters, or they are wildly […]

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MYTH 1: THE SOUL IS IMMORTAL continued… What does the Bible say? “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” – Ezekiel 18:4, King James Version.Regarding the creation of the first human soul, the Bible says: “Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of the dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrals […]

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