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No Greater Love

Church tradition tells a story of the Apostle John who, when advanced in age, had to be carried to the various gathering of the church in Ephesus.  He was the last remaining Apostle, the beloved Elder, and the patriarch of the church in waning years of the 1st century AD.  Leadership of the church had been passed... Read More

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Revive Us Again

Recently I had the privilege of sitting through some teaching by Dr. Michael Haykin on the topic of Baptist Revival and Renewal.  As many people know, there have been several times during the history of the church, including the baptist tradition, when God has poured our His Spirit in a unique way to awaken His... Read More

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Showing Christ's Love

John 13:35: By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. The idea for this blog came a several months ago, when I walked into a funeral luncheon and observed one of our deacons walking through the fellowship hall with a plate full of food.  Seems like a pretty standard... Read More

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Reaching the 90%

A month ago, I conducted an unofficial survey at our evening service.  To the 40-50 people in the room I asked the following three questions. First, I asked how many of them were led to Christ by a family member or close friend.  Roughly half the hands in the room went up.  Next, I asked how many of them were led... Read More

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Slice and Dice Evangelicalism

If you were at our Sunday evening service this week, you heard me issue a very serious warning about Andy Stanley, a leading voice in North American Evangelicalism.  Stanley recently did a series titled Who needs God.  In the third sermon in the series titled The Bible Told Me So Jesus, Stanley said some things... Read More

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We Cannot Be Silent

It is not very often that I read a book that I think every Christian must read, but occasionally I do.  This week I picked up a book I could not put down. When I finished it I thought every Christian serious about maintaining a Biblical faith in today’s world needs to read this.  The book is Albert Mohler’s latest... Read More

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Strong and Courageous

Fear is everywhere.  As I listen to Christians talk, fear comes up over and over again.  We fear the collapse of the economy and the loss of our financial ease.  We fear the wrong party winning the election.  We fear Isis or Muslims in general.  We fear the loss of our Christian liberties and social... Read More

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Is the loss of historical Adam feeding our loss of morality?

The other day my wife handed me her phone and asked, do you remember these people?  On it was a picture of two ladies we attended Bible College with.  As I looked at the picture, my wife informed me that they were now married and had a child ‘together.’ Then she informed me that a friend who stood up for me at my... Read More

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What Made My Hero Tick?

Do you have heroes of the faith? I hope you do.  Not idols.  Just heroes.  I have many heroes, some living, but most are dead.  My parents remain my heroes.  They are not perfect, but they serve Christ with their whole heart.  A retired Pastor named Dwayne Lebow remains a hero of mine because he embodied what I... Read More

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Understanding Leviticus

If you have been following the Robert Murray M’Cheyne reading plan with the church family, then you finished reading the book of Leviticus. Leviticus is not a book that we tend to spend a lot of time in.  It may have even been your first time reading the book.  As we read through the prescribe sacrifices, temple... Read More