Archive | January, 2010

Law & Gospel Parenting

January 3, 2010

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 The Law drives us to God through showing us our sins and the hopelessness of earning salvation.  The Gospel is the good news that the just God who will judge us all has sent His Son to pay the penalty for our breaking of the Law.  This is message at the heart of every good […]

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Emergent Church, Rob Bell and the nooma videos

January 3, 2010

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If you are not familiar with the Emergent Church, you need to be.  This movement is an outright attack on the Bible and Jesus Christ.  It is  usually presented very artistically with real life issues being addressed.  The NOOMA videos produced by Rob Bell (one of the leaders of this movement) is one of their most […]

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Examining Youth Groups

January 3, 2010

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Check out this terrific article (click HERE) posted over at DefendingContending that bluntly tell us what should be quite obvious.  Youth groups are so busy trying to relate to the kids, they have completely eliminated the Gospel and sound Biblical teaching from their programs.  I personally had a local youth Pastor tell me that he was […]

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Would you like to Experience God?

January 3, 2010

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Hungry to experience God?  Jealous of encounters that you have heard from other people?   Click here…Experiencing God… for a short talk regarding passion and experiencing God yourself.   Remember, if you have heard of a new way to experience God, than it isn’t Biblical because the Bible is old (sounds simple, but it is true).  If it imitates monks or “great” […]

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Where is the Love?

January 3, 2010

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This website is sometimes criticized that it devotes an unbalanced amount of attention to sin, law, and holiness, but not enough attention to the love and grace of God.  How can one define or even shed a small amount of light on the love of God?  I know of only one way to even get a […]

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Why I DON’T attend a Charismatic Church

January 3, 2010

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My personal view –  NOT the traditional talking points and arguments.  I used to attend a charismatic Church, so why don’t I now? Well, here is my line of reasoning, please tell me if I am not lining up with Biblical teaching and thought. As with all my articles, I will try to keep it […]

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Well Meant Pride

January 3, 2010

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I found myself worrying about death.  I was not concerned about the soundness of my faith, where I would spend eternity, or if my sins had truly been paid for.  It is clear that my Lord Jesus the Christ has already put these matters to rest, and they are accomplished.  The reason I fear death […]

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Television and the Christian

January 3, 2010

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Read a great article by John Piper regarding what part television and movies should play in the life of a Christian.  Click HERE.

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Old Testament Today

January 3, 2010

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 The Old Testament can sometimes seem like a completely different world.  People worshiping silver and gold statues and falling into Idolatry every time they turn around.These accounts of these people and how they fell into sin seem so barbaric to our modern culture.  But why does it seem so foreign?  They worshipped silver and gold […]

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Ultimate Youth Pastor

January 3, 2010

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Sometimes you just have to laugh!  This video clip is a spoof of the modern-day, relevant, identify-with-the-kids youth group leader.  Absolutely hilarious.  Unfortunately, these guys are out there for real.

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Church Design

January 3, 2010

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Ask any good Pastor what his job is and he will tell you, “My job is to bring glory to God by feeding and guiding the flock of God’s people, the congregation of my Church.  I am to use the Word of God to feed them, to help them grow in knowledge, understanding and relationship […]

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WHO is coming out of the American Baptismal Waters?

January 3, 2010

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Is the Baptism commonly done in America being done in a Godly and Biblical way?  It is fairly obvious that Baptism is often marginalized as a nice tradition in our culture, but I have come to the conclusion that we are seeing something much more serious (even deadly) being played out in many of our local baptism ceremonies.  […]

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