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Christian, You Don’t Have What It Takes

This is a hopeful post that will start out with a terribly (but only seemingly) unhopeful word. Here is the word: you do not have what it takes to live or minister in Christ’s Name. Yes, you are not competent … Continue reading

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Take the Long View

An encouragement for anyone who is actively discipling other Christians. Donald Macleod: “If we were to judge Jesus by the short-term progress of his disciples we would have to conclude that Jesus was a very poor teacher. When we take … Continue reading

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In Honor of My “Paul”

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 Allow me to obey that verse right now in this post. This is an … Continue reading

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Three Relationships Every Christian Should Have

Among the many important relationships you do have as a Christian, I believe there are three specific relationships you should make a priority to have. Get a Paul. Paul was a mentor to numerous young men, two of which are mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

Lessons from the Creed. This is from one of my interns at our middle school ministry about what the Apostles’ Creed says about the nature of Christianity. Needless to say, I am proud. Jesus Calling. A very helpful look at … 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 sobering truths I have … Continue reading

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“Lord, Look at My Shells!”

These three paragraphs have graciously haunted me for over 6 years. I hope they do the same for you. John Piper: “I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider a … Continue reading

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Capernaum’s Warning

Jesus once issued a condemnation that teaches a very important lesson. He said, “And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, … Continue reading

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The Two Hardest Things in Ministry

Thomas Watson: There are two things, which I have always looked upon as difficult. The one is, to make the wicked sad; the other is, to make the godly joyful. Sorrow in the godly comes from a double spring: either … Continue reading

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The Quackery

Recently, I came across something in Charles Hodge’s biography that made me stop and think: At the christening of Andover Seminary in 1808, Timothy Dwight spoke of how Americans, “insisted that their property…be managed by skillful agents, their judicial causes … Continue reading

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