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Show Me Your Doctrine

Is right doctrine more a matter of what you say you believe or what you show you believe? If you read the book of Titus (and the book of James for that matter), I think you’ll find that right doctrine … Continue reading

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The Pleasures of Sin

Holiness is a tricky subject. Prevailing thought would lead us to believe that holiness is what gives us closeness to God, a relationship with God, or salvation from God. It seems kind of obvious to surmise that right behavior before … 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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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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Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Timothy Keller’s newest book, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is a masterpiece. I’m preaching on 1 Peter 1:6-12 this coming weekend, so the subject he addresses is one in which I find myself neck-deep. Suffering as a Christian is … Continue reading

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Identity Shift: From Outcast to Child of God

First Peter 1:1 calls Christians “elect exiles.” This is a remarkably paradoxical identity. We are “elect” (chosen by God), but we are also “exiles” (strangers and sojourners) in the world. We have been called out of the world to be … Continue reading

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Letter to an Exile Kickoff: Meet Peter

By now I’m sure you’re aware of the winter storm we have been hit with here in Clark County. For safety sake, we are not asking people to come out to the facility this morning, but instead we are gathering … Continue reading

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