Tag Archives: Theology

How Do You Know If You’re Saved?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Theological Nitpicker

Let me confess something very personal to you in this ‘safe’ context known as the internet: I am a Theological Nitpicker. Admittedly, I would love to rewrite the above sentence by adding the word “recovering” right before the term “Theological … Continue reading

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The Church as a Body [Part 4]

In their book Vintage Church Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears define the church: “The local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord.  In obedience to Scripture they organize under qualified leadership, gather regularly for … Continue reading

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Applying the Book of Revelation

My most recent assignment for a post-graduate course I’m taking on the book of Revelation was to write a short synopsis of how the book practically applies to my life. We’ve been through the book several times over these last … Continue reading

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According to Plan

Did you know that the Bible isn’t a random assortment of 66 loosely connected books squashed together over a couple thousand years?  There is a unity to it, and distinct threads that connect it as the revelation of God’s grand … Continue reading

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Do Right Doctrine Right

Right doctrine is so important. The word used in the New Testament for doctrine means “teaching,” or “that which is taught.” Right doctrine is therefore right “teaching” or “teaching which is correct or sound.” Why is right doctrine so vital? … Continue reading

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There Are No Lost Causes, Except One

One of the beautiful realities that comes from the gospel is the fact that there are no lost causes when Jesus is a part of the equation. No matter how low, horrible, treacherous, broken, destructive, or debased you are or … Continue reading

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The Sun Sets…But Everything It Touched Is Different

A 17 week journey ends this morning.  On January 8 at LifePoint we began travelling through the book of Philippians.  Our expedition has taken us through all 104 verses of the “Epistle of Joy,” and it ends today with the … Continue reading

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We Have That Jesus Too

Both of our daughters love reading books.  They are 3 and 2 respectively, so the experience is really more about pictures and listening at this point.  Although we read throughout the day, the major book-reading time for the Murch children … Continue reading

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When God Says “Light”

One of my favorite passages in all of Scripture is what is known as “The Prologue” in John’s Gospel; John 1:1-18.  He begins in John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the … Continue reading

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