False Assurance of Salvation: A Prevalent Problem in the American Church

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Paul says in 2 Corinthians 7:9-10: “As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” I “asked Jesus into my heart” at the age … Read More

Why Do We Sin?

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I know I’m not supposed to sin. I realize it is going against God’s perfect design.” So, why do I? I would argue from both experience and scripture that we sin because we believe a lie. And not just a lie, but the lie behind the lie. In Genesis, we encounter the story of the fall. The woman is standing … Read More

5 Reasons For Belonging To A Local Church

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The New Testament contains at least five strands of evidence for local church membership. Each one reveals something vital to Christian Faith which would be minimized or denied if there were no definable local church membership. 1. DISCIPLINE Church membership is implied by the way the church is supposed to discipline its members. The church appears to be the final … Read More

What Alzheimer’s Taught Me About the Sovereignty of God

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It’s probably safe to say that most of us are completely unaware of the fact that today is Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. Don’t feel bad; I wouldn’t have either if it were not for Facebook. Alzheimer’s affects old people and as young people, Alzheimer’s doesn’t give us much pause as say cancer or depression (two things that we are more likely … Read More

Totally Dependent

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I am nearly at the finish line! In about 3 weeks or so I will endure the radical pains of childbirth to meet for the very first time, my daughter, Piper Evangeline. I look forward to no longer needing 8 pillows when I sleep to help my particularly round body get comfortable and keep me from the fears of accidentally … Read More

DIVISIONS IN THE CHURCH: ‘I Follow Paul, I Follow Apollos’

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10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there … Read More

DOES YOUR “GOD” EVER DISAGREE WITH YOU?

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“If your god never disagrees with you, you may be worshipping an idealized version of yourself.”  -Timothy Keller This has always been one of my all time favorite quotes by Timothy Keller. Recently I had someone ask me a wonderfully thought provoking question in response to me posting this quote on Facebook. The person asked, “What things has God disagreed with … Read More

When People’s Bad Theology Makes Me Angry

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HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS HANDLE BAD THEOLOGY? Should we be gentle? Or should we be bold? Let us consult God’s Word. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey … Read More

A Navy Seals Search for Masculinity

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“It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and … Read More

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And The Gospel

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About five years ago a handful of my closest friends and I moved across the country to plant a church. We had no idea how difficult of a task this would be. The endeavor of starting a church from scratch included more challenges than I had ever imagined. Preparing sermons, building a website, finding a venue to accommodate our gatherings, … Read More