Tag Archives: obedience

When God’s Word Won’t Help You

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

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Two Questions Every Christian Will Be Able to Answer

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

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The Saturday Post(s)

5 Reasons Why the Virgin Birth of Jesus is Important. “John Frame writes that the virgin birth of Jesus is doctrinally important because of…” Don’t Badmouth Obama. “God takes his word very seriously. If we dishonor the President there may … Continue reading

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What Following Jesus Means

The other day I was sitting with one of the sophomore guys in our church’s youth ministry enjoying a cup of coffee. Our conversation changed from topic to topic, but it soon took on a laser focus when he asked, … Continue reading

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How to Make Biblical Application Very Real

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

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A Throne & a Cross

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

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The Commendation Christ Gives

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

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A Spiritual Arteriogram (How to Find Your Idols)

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

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Disobedience is Obedience

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

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The Saturday Post(s)

Start Preparing to Defend Marriage Within the Church. “Now that people like Matthew Vines are setting out to persuade Christians that God does not oppose same-sex marriage, it’s more important than ever that we think about how marriage fits into the … Continue reading

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