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Jun
29

Twelve Propositions on Sanctification

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by Tim Challies C. Ryle defines sanctification as “an inward spiritual work which the Lord Jesus Christ works in a man by the Holy Ghost, when He calls him to be a true believer.” In his classic work Holiness, he lays out twelve propositions concerning sanctification. It is a result of your union with Christ. “The…
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Jun
28

Your Pastor Is Not Your Political Activist

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The Fourth of July is almost here, we’re in the middle of a presidential election cycle, and everyone is talking about politics. Earlier this week, Chad sparked quite a discussion when he argued against flags in church. So I thought it would be appropriate to add to the discussion with this video from John Piper…
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Jun
27

The Saturday Morning Syrup Monster

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After Adam and Eve fell, sin spread rapidly throughout the world. By the time we get to Genesis 6, it’s everywhere. But why? So Adam and Eve made a stupid decision. The rest of us didn’t have anything to do with it. We weren’t even there. How could that one decision possibly have had such…
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Jun
26

Flags in Church?

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This coming Sunday (July 1st), many churches in our nation will choose to honor America during the worship service.  Some will include America-centered songs, military-oriented hymns, and perhaps recitation of the pledge of allegiance.  Others will honor those in attendance who served in the military.  A few churches will preach sermons equating America of today…
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Jun
22

Reflections on the Journey

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by Karen Fancher In the year 2000 I first traveled to the region of southern Sudan, which was embroiled in a devastating and long-standing civil war. As a counselor from a Christian college who has worked cross-culturally, I was asked to speak on forgiveness to men and women who had experienced the atrocities of war.…
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