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Feb
13

The Necessity of Preaching for Godliness – Part 2 of a Study in Titus

landscape photo, moutains in New Mexico

I wonder how many of us are more like the Galatian church than we would care to admit. How often do we think, even subconsciously, that something must be added to the perfect finished work of Christ? Paul chides the Galatians regarding how they received the Spirit. Was it by works of the law or…
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Feb
04

The Strange Thing about Strange Fire: A Review of Strange Fire by Dr. John MacArthur

Man standing in flames

Strange Fire, by Dr. John MacArthur (Thomas Nelson, 2013). The controversy concerning the Strange Fire Conference and the release of the book bearing the same name has been ubiquitous in the blogosphere in recent months. It has seemed as if everyone has had an opinion, concern, critique, or praise for Strange Fire. With that being…
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Jan
09

4 Favorite Books for 2014

Black and white photo of man reading outside

The Transformedblog asked our regular contributors to recommend their favorite books read in 2013 for your consideration in 2014. The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ by Bruce Ware. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. The Man Christ Jesus focuses on the humanity of Christ, which is an often neglected topic. However, this is…
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Dec
23

4 Reasons to Preach the Genealogy at Christmas (Really!)

Stained glass image of Biblical figures.

I will never forget the zeal, the excitement, and the anticipation of my first Christmas sermon. I had heard Christmas sermons from the birth narrative sections of Matthew and Luke, from Philippians 2, and from John 1. All were delightful and edifying to my soul, but I wanted to preach something that I had never…
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Nov
08

The Gospel, Godliness, and The Church

Old Book. Selective focus

Adorning the Gospel with Godliness and Growing in the Faith: An Ongoing Study of the Epistle to Titus How does a church change? Why should a church be concerned about godliness? The message of Titus focuses upon the godliness of a church that arrays the gospel because it is the gospel that has formed the…
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