The Gospel Is Good News, Not Good Advice

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The word gospel literally means good news. However, good news is very different from good advice. Good advice is something we need to do, but good news is a declaration of something that has already been done. The gospel is that God himself has come to rescue and renew all of creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ … Read More

Why Christians Rarely Pray

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Often when a Christian has a correct view of the sovereignty of God there are two challenges that begin to emerge: evangelism and prayer. If God is truly sovereign in all things, then we struggle to see the reason for these two things. If prayer is merely a ‘think-tank’ session between us and God, but he is already omniscient (all-knowing), … Read More

The Highest Form Of Arrogance

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15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: 17 ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your … Read More

How Do I Respond To Betrayal?

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1 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. 3 And Joseph said to his … Read More

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

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A couple of decades ago, several Americans began to shift from Christianity towards atheism. They began to favor reason and logic over religion and faith. Many felt that belief in a god was unscientific and therefore unintelligent. However, in the last few years there has been a dramatic shift back in favor of spirituality. But this new spirituality is much … Read More

Surprised By Grace

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Once David had become king and the civil war between him and Saul had finally ended, he remembered that he had made a covenant of friendship with Jonathan and his family (1 Samuel 20:14-15). So David searched for members of Jonathan’s family to bless and found Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 4:4). Mephibosheth had a life of much hardship and suffering. He … Read More

Boasting In The Cross

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11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not … Read More

3 QUESTIONS WE SHOULD ALL ASK ABOUT RESTORATION

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1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2 ESV When we find one of our brothers or sisters in Christ tangled in sin we … Read More