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The Apostle James once wrote: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 Matthew Henry comments: Hearing is in order to doing; the most attentive and the most frequent hearing of the word of … Continue reading
Desiring to become a member of a local church is not an unimportant decision; even more, it should not be a decision that is accepted casually by the church. Therefore, many churches have a process of sorts to bring people … Continue reading
A few years ago I was having coffee with a student and he asked a thoughtful question: “I think I know, but I have a hard time explaining it: what does it mean to follow Jesus?” I know what he … Continue reading
There is a helpful Bible reading practice I have stumbled upon that I thought I’d share with the cyber-nets. It is very simple and goes like this: Exchange the “one another” commands of the New Testament with specific people in your … Continue reading
In a day where there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding of what following Jesus actually entails, I found this simple point and illustration to be profoundly helpful. J.D. Greear writes: Jesus said following Him meant “denying ourselves” and “taking … Continue reading
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:21 Notice what Jesus will not commend His … Continue reading
As I wrote yesterday and the day before, we just finished camp and my mind is still marinating with thoughts about idolatry (the teaching theme of our camp). In speaking about idolatry it is too easy to think about the idols … Continue reading
As I have recently said, I just finished another summer camp for our middle school ministry. The camp’s teaching was centered on the theme of the True God and idols. The camp was called, One God: The True God Among … Continue reading