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God Sent His Son

Every Christmas the church rightly turns her attention to God being with us in the person of Jesus Christ. This staggering account is captured in the gospel narratives of Matthew and Luke. The events that unfold are cause for angels to break upon the scene in...

Reasons for Good Works

On Sunday morning when we considered the word of Paul in Titus 3:14, “Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful”, I mentioned a book that provided 5 reasons we would do good works.  The...

John Murray on Sanctification

For a few years I have heard the name John Murray and seen his book, Redemption Accomplished and Applied.  John Murray was a Scottish professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia who died in 1975.  It wasn’t until this...

Dead Birds and God’s Love for Us

On December 23, 1898, the New York Times reported that unknown persons had tampered with the railroad south of Austin, Texas. A beam was installed across the tracks in order to crash a particular night-traveling, north-bound passenger locomotive. The motive was...

Worry and Anxiety – Helpful Scriptures

Worry and Anxiety.  Two words that many people relate to in a very personal way.  This past Sunday morning we took a biblical approach to worry and anxiety.  That message is now up and you can hear it HERE. As I mentioned during the beginning of...

Big Fancy Theological Words – DOCETISM

  Docetism (from the Greek “dokeo” - meaning “to seem”) is an early Christian heresy that taught that Jesus Christ only seemed to have a body of human flesh, therefore the sufferings He endured were only apparent but not real....

Which Bible Translation is Best?

The common question of which Bible translation to use is very important—it concerns the most important words ever spoken, the words of God the Creator. It’s crucial to understand at the outset that behind each version is a fundamental philosophy of Bible translation....

Should we “tone our doctrines to the taste of the age”?

“We cannot place too much reliance in the gospel; our weakness is that we are so diffident and so apt to look somewhere else for strength. We do not believe in the gospel as to its power over the sons of men as we should believe in it. Too often we preach it...
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