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Holiness? Are You Serious?

I’d like to start off by laying again the foundation that we keep coming back to and should never forget. We are saved by grace alone through faith in Christ’s work of redemption on our behalf alone. Once this salvation has occurred in our life and shown itself through repentance and a changed life by […]

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Biblical Masculinity in Fatherhood Pt.1

This is the third post in the Biblical Masculinity series. Post One: What is Biblical Masculinity?, Post Two: Biblical Masculinity in Marriage, Post Four: Biblical Masculinity in Fatherhood Pt. 2 There is so much more to cover on this topic than I will be able to deal with in this post. At the end of the next […]

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The Power of the Preached Word

Romans 8:31-39 contains some of the most inspiring, beautiful, motivating promises in all of the New Testament. We are promised, if we are in Christ, that: God is for us, we have everything we need in Christ, no charges brought against us will stand, because God is our justifier, we cannot be condemned, Christ Himself […]

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Theology and HTML Code?

I believe the reason a lot of people don’t study their Bible more in depth or tackle theology and doctrine is because they don’t see how all this “stuff” relates to their daily lives. We live in such a pragmatic society that if someone can’t see how something directly effects their day to day life […]

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Thoughts From Ephesians 1

There are some major, overarching themes in Ephesians that are fantastic and empowering when we take some time and examine them. I’m not going to examine them all in detail in this post, but we’ll take a look at a few of them. God’s glory (majesty, holiness, apart-ness). – Eph. 1:6, 12, 14 God’s wisdom […]

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Introduction To Bible Study

Originally postsed in April of 2009 as “Having Productive Times With God”. I have made a few tweaks and reposted it for our Men’s Group that will start walking through the book of Ephesians soon. We’ve all had times alone with God that we wish we could have remembered or applied to our lives better. […]

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Making Wise Decisions

In a previous post I talked about how dangerous it is to try to “find your calling” or “find God’s will for your life”. The main premiss being that God has already shown you His will for your life in His Word. The parts of His will for your life that He has hidden from […]

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Find Your Calling…

In Christianity we use the word “called” or “calling” all the time. And though I think, for the most part, we all know what people mean when they say that So and So “found their calling”, I believe there is a hidden danger in using this phrase incorrectly. We usually use this terminology in the […]

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Does God Still Speak Pt.2

In a previous post I discussed the fact that God’s Word is His revelation of Himself and that without that revelation all we have are empty speculations and assumptions about Him. God does indeed still speak to us through the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16). Now we will look at the cannon and translations of the […]

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Chandler & Grudem on Gifts of the Holy Spirit

I recently ran across a couple of videos from two of my favorite teachers being questioned about their positions on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The interviewer, Adrian Warnock, does a great job of getting Matt Chandler and Wayne Grudem to help us understand what it means to be a reformed charismatic. […]

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Prayer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

Again I had the privilege of speaking to our Wednesday night group at church while the pastor is out of town at a conference. I love teaching because it continually pushes me out of my comfort zone to where I have to depend on God. I’ve done it before on my own and it’s a […]

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Wisdom vs Folly

The overarching theme in the book of Proverbs is Wisdom; what is it, where does it come form, how do we get it, etc. I love Proverbs because of its practicality. I want to do what’s right so just tell me what to do. I was recently studying Proverbs chapter six to share with my […]