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When the Church Seems to Slow You Down

Mark Dever relays a personal story with a much needed point for Christians struggling with the local church. During my doctoral studies, however, about ten years ago, my mind began to focus even more on the topic of the church, … Continue reading

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Christianity Has Always Been An Organized Religion

If the Church is precious to Jesus, don’t you think He’d want to organize it? I believe the answer is yes and I believe the Scriptures teach that God has given us instructions in His Word about how the church … Continue reading

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Authority Gives Life

Far from being a curse, authority, if it is good authority, is a gift from God’s open hand. Mark Dever & Jonathan Leeman helpfully explain what good authority looks like: Good authority authors life. It creates and empowers and uplifts. … Continue reading

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Evangelism Is Not…

This last Sunday, my┬áchurch began a mini teaching series called, Blueprint. In this series, we our hoping to equip our people with an understanding of who the church is, what we are supposed to be doing, and why we ought … Continue reading

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Why Love the Church?

We, in the West, live in an individualistic society. There really is no arguing it. I don’t think any westerner would even try. We love our families, yes. We are grateful for our friends and even our communities, but when … Continue reading

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The Essential Gospel in Four Words

If I asked you to tell me the essential elements of the gospel in 30 seconds, would you be able to do it? What would you make sure to say and what would you feel comfortable leaving out? What aspects … Continue reading

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Don’t Despise a Small Ministry

In an interview, Pastor Mark Dever was asked this question: “What single bit of counsel has made the most significant difference in your (pastoral) leadership?” His answer has provided me with one of the most needed and┬ásobering truths I have … Continue reading

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