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Putting God in your Debt

    One should not want to give even a whisper of support to an abomination such as prosperity theology.  The tradecraft of all such false teaching is the ability to twist and distort the Scripture so that it ends up pointing in the exact opposite direction the author intended (2 Peter 3:16).  Let’s not forget, however, that the Scripture is bei...

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A New Tool for Bible Study

    We are living in a golden age of resources.  The technological revolution has opened up to the common man incredible abilities to search information and use information by way of digital tools.  This has never been so accessible or so easy to use.  For Christians, this means we can access the writings and work of past Christians more than eve...

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Five Characteristics of Sexual Sin

      We live in a pornified culture.  Sexual sin has become so commonplace that people don’t recognize it as the sin that it is.  This means Christians, and the church as a whole, need to become very good at speaking to sexual matters in a way that is clear, serious, and unashamed.  As a caveat, we must always protect the innocence o...

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You Must Suffer To Be Glorified

  Romans 8 is a gloriously rich chapter of the Bible that should fill the mind of every believer. But gloriously rich doesn’t mean easily swallowed. Such is the case with verse 16-17. Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we su...

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Counting promises is better than counting blessings

  Worry is a disease. It can eat at you relentlessly and steal your joy, your focus, and your health. Such a terrible disease needs a powerful antidote and God has not left us empty handed. In fact, he has filled our hand with a glorious book that will deal a decisive blow to the scourge of worry. But, like all medications, you must take it as prescribed. Poor appl...

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A Powerful Verse for the Perseverance of the Saints

  One of those doctrines that is often debated among Christians is the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. This doctrine states that those who are truly born again will have a faith that endures to the end. There is a reason that this doctrine is debated. That reason is we all know people who used to zealously profess faith in Christ, but then fell away compl...

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Why do you obey?

  One of the realities of raising young children is that you begin to be asked a lot of “why” questions. Why do we brush our teeth? Why do we pray before we eat? Why do we have to go to bed? The benefit to this is you find yourself having to justify things you perhaps have not thought through in a long time. That is a good thing. Useless your response is ...

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