Monthly Archives: March 2014

Jesus vs. The Bible: A Fair Fight?

When Jesus gave his followers their final marching orders (what we often call “The Great Commission” in Matthew 28:16-20) he said, “Make disciples of all nations…baptizing and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” An important thing to … Continue reading

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Church Membership is a Big Deal

This weekend we will welcome 42 new people into membership at LifePoint. I really enjoy “Membership Sunday,” which comes around about 4 times a year. It is a day where our church family gets to visibly witness the work that … Continue reading

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Are We Saved Now or Then?

Salvation is not an easy subject to unpack. One of the issues I have run into lately is the language in the Bible that seems to contradict itself. There are numerous places in the New Testament that refer to salvation … Continue reading

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Taking Back Holiness

Holiness. What images and thoughts does that word evoke for you? I’m not sure where these thoughts come from, but as I think of “holiness” my mind drifts to images of stereo-typical stoic saintliness, smug expressions, rolling-eyes, and a “you … Continue reading

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Though You Slay Me (Shane and Shane)

I have watched/listened to this video a number of times this week. The lyrics to this song are saturated with biblical relevance. The line “though you slay me, I will  hope in you” is from Job 13:15. The excerpt from … Continue reading

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When You Suffer…

The Bible has a great deal to say about suffering. Some have argued that dealing with pain is the central theme of the Scriptures.[1] Could we not contend that suffering is one of the major underlying realities that unites every … Continue reading

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Manhood Restored by Eric Mason

Manhood Restored by Eric Mason is a solid gospel-centered text. It was written to challenge men to embrace the God-given Christ-centered identity for which they were created. Mason concludes the book by reviewing his purpose: My hope is that this … Continue reading

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