Archive | December, 2010

When Saying “I’m Sorry” isn’t Enough

December 31, 2010

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When a true Christian falls into sin, whether intentionally or unintentionally, afterward there is a sense of remorse.  The Holy Spirit brings brokenness in the believer (and those becoming believers) and convicts the person of sin and righteousness.  But we the believers must not allow ourselves to think that a simple apology to our Lord […]

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Wake Up, Pastor!!

December 31, 2010

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The Barna research group recently came out with an article stating that their research has found six Mega-themes that have emerged in American Christianity (read article HERE).  Let me quickly share with you the six problems their studies concluded were rampant in the American church: 1. The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate. 2. […]

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What Theology Is…and what it isn’t

December 30, 2010

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Mirriam-Webster defines theology as follows: : the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially : the study of God and of God’s relation to the world In simple terms, theology is what you believe about God, why you believe it, and how it affects your life.  Everyone “does” theology.  Even an atheist does theology […]

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Top Posts of 2010

December 29, 2010

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To wrap-up the year, I thought I would list the five most popular ChurchSalt blog posts from this past year.  If you missed them , here is your chance to catch up.  As you browse through them, take note of the one thing they have in common…   #1   Beth Moore, Does She teach […]

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Christmas Afterthought

December 28, 2010

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I know Christmas is over and we bloggers should be moving on to posts regarding the coming new year, but I guess I am feeling the need to cast one more stone behind me.  My wife and I don’t do the “Santa Claus” thing with our kids and we have recently heard of several local […]

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Have you been Re-decorated?

December 27, 2010

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What is it that happens when we respond to the call of Christ?  Is it an acceptance of His re-decorating ideas in relation to our lives?  Is it an enjoyable transition as He “fixes up the ol’ place” and replaces the more drab areas of our lives with excitement and fulfillment?  Or is it a […]

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The Christian’s Freedom

December 24, 2010

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How much freedom in Christ does a Christian truly have?  This time of year seems to be a magnet for discussions on this topic.  Some folks celebrate Christmas, some don’t.  Often this topic (as well as other topics) lead to frenzied debate between the sheep.  I thought it might be interesting to take a 5 […]

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Over 83% of Christians… Aren’t

December 21, 2010

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A recent article in the Christian Post (click HERE to read) reveals some astounding statistics.  Well, maybe they aren’t so astounding.  The article is based on results of large survey that was recently completed.  Here is the most disturbing statistic coming out of this survey: “Among the faiths, 83 percent of evangelical Protestants agreed that […]

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New Audio Sermon Alert!

December 21, 2010

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Amazing Adoption – What an absolute jaw-dropping concept!  That sinful, rebellious man could be (and would be) adopted into the family of our Holy Lord!  Listen as this sermon explores the concept of adoption by looking at an often over-looked passage (John 20:11-18).  After being denied and abandoned by His closest followers, one of our […]

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Why Stop Sinning?

December 7, 2010

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Why Stop Sinning?  This is a very important question.  Are you doing your best not to sin?  Why?  When it comes to motive, there are two major categories: 1)   Motive 1 – To earn God’s favor, to clean yourself up and make yourself right with God.  You want to stop messing up because you know […]

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Friday Night with John

December 3, 2010

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Aside from William Gurnall, John Owen is my favorite Puritan author.  Tonight being Friday night, what better way to end the work week than a quote from Owen to think upon and be challenged as we head into the weekend… If I have observed anything by experience, it is this: a man may take the […]

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Did God Drop the Ball?

December 2, 2010

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I came across a sports article this week that speaks volumes as to what is being preached in the common church today.  The article (you can see it HERE) was regarding Steve Johnson, a receiver for the Buffalo Bills (an American football team).  Apparently, toward the end of a recent game Johnson had a chance […]

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