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The Beauty of the Church

The church is beautiful—not because of who we are, but because of what God has done....

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How Do You Read Scripture?

How do you read Scripture? I’m not asking when do you read Scripture, how often do you read Scripture, or do you read from a physical Bible or a device. I’m not even asking what translation or location. I’m probing about your stance....

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Communion Starts with Knowledge

You can't have intimacy with God without knowing God....

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Time to Talk

Have we forgotten we are not of the world we are in?...

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The Liberating Doctrine of Justification

Many misguided perceptions pervade Christianity. One particular perception that grates on my pastoral sensitivities is the idea that doctrine is dry and irrelevant to daily Christian living. In our modern pragmatic approach to life, we tend to spurn anything that causes us to struggle to see its relevancy. We also consider it a hassle when we have to work to grasp the si...

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Fighting the Quiet Killer

How to protect your family from pornography...

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Fighting the Quiet Killer

Today's article is a continuation of a series of articles that have been written over the past month addressing the topic of pornography. Pornography pervades the lives of many believers. Statistic after statistic reveals that an alarming number of Christians regularly look at pornography. Yet the church remains surprisingly mute on the issue. Those involved rarely seek ...

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Why is This Killer Quiet? 2.0

Pornography deserves the label "The Quiet Killer" in the church because of its widespread impact and consumption. Despite its pervasiveness and believers frequent indulgence in it, the average American church speaks little to the issue - only fanning the flames of this spiritual epidemic. This has to change. Very rarely do those who are enslaved to pornography seek help ...

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Why is This Killer Quiet?

Why does pornography remain quiet in our churches?...

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The Quiet Killer in the Church

Could there be a common connection between the lethargy in many of our conservative churches?...

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The Power for Christian Ministry

How could we ever be adequate for the high calling of ministry?...

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The Significance of Christian Ministry

Understanding the weight of Christian ministry...

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The Nature of Christian Ministry

What exactly is Christian ministry?...

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The Call for Christian Ministry

If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are called to ministry....

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What is Christian Ministry?

If you have sat in church for any length of time, you have heard the call to be involved in ministry. Week after week pulpits all over American plea for Christians to move beyond the passive role of spectating to the active role of ministering. In this plea, the familiar statistic that 90% of the work in a church is accomplished by 10% of the people echoes in our ears. A...

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Diversity and the Gospel

The dangers of cultural fundamentalism part 4...

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Christ's Accomplishments and Joy

The dangers of cultural fundamentalism...

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Heart Attitudes and Scripture

The dangers of cultural fundamentalism part 2...

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The Dangers of Cultural Fundamentalism: Hypocrisy

Why cultural fundamentalism is unhealthy for the Christian life...

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The Inerrancy of Scripture

The inerrancy of the inspired Bible...

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The Inspiration of Scripture

The Bible is the fully inspired Word of God...

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Why I Preach the Bible

Why I am committed to expository preaching...

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Lessons from the Shepherd's Conference

Lessons from the Inerrancy Summit...

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What is Ministry?

How would you define ministry?...

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How do you Minister?

Does ministry feel more like an obligation than something you naturally do?...

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Ministry Burnout

How Paul kept himself from ministry burnout...

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Sufficiency in Ministry

A proper perspective on "our" ministry...

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One of the Most Powerful Paragraphs I've Read Recently

Needed thoughts in light of the current world of evangelicalism....

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Shepherd's Conference 2014

What I learned from Shepherd's Conference...

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Growth Groups

With the launch of this new ministry, how can you make sure that it does not become the new tradition?...

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Mission: Accomplished (in community)

God's design is community....

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4 Marks of Biblical Discipleship

4 marks of biblical discipleship from Titus 2...

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Mission: What is Discipleship?

What exactly does discipleship mean?...

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Mission: Time to Evangelize

It is time to start evangelizing this lost world...

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Mission: Why Evangelize Pt 3

Evangelism: lining up with our chief end...

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Mission: Why Evangelize? Pt. 2

Hell: not something we like to think about. But maybe we should....

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Mission: Why Evangelize?

What should motivate us to evangelize?...

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A Divine Appointment

Preach the Word! You never know when God has ordained a divine appointment....

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Mission: Why We Don't Disciple

There are plenty of reasons we fail to be involved in the discipleship process. What is yours?...

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Mission: Why We Don't Evangelize

If we were all honest, we fail to evangelize. And more than likely, we fail to because of one or a combination of these reasons....

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Mission: Our Call

Starting a New Series on Mission...

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Is This Verse in Your Bible?

Does your Bible have James 5:16? ...

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