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The Other "In Christ Alone"

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For many, the phrase "in Christ alone" reminds them of the beautiful song by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty (from 2002)(opening line: "In Christ alone, my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song.). But there is an older song by the same name (from 1991), one that many may still remember....

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Why Halloween is the Worst Holiday

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No, this is not a tirade. No, I will not be pointing a finger of condemnation at those who celebrate Halloween in one way or another. I simply want to offer some thoughts for you to chew on. Almost every year I talk with my children (one in particular) about why we don't celebrate Halloween. Our most recent conversation on this subject led me to write some of these thought...

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Walking by Saving Faith

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What is striking about Paul's argument in Romans 4 is not simply the idea of being justified (right with God as one declared innocent) by faith, but that Paul goes on to describe the hope-inspiring, endurance-producing nature of this saving faith; the fact we can “grow strong” (4:20) in faith, no matter what is happening to us or around us....

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Leaving Las Vegas

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Each and every day, all of us have been and will be leaving Las Vegas. We will leave the news coverage behind and head back into our daily routines and everyday commitments. But how will this tragedy change us? Beyond the grief and confusion and anger, what are we taking away from this awful event? What should we take away?...

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When God Dwells with You: A Life of Sacrifice

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God dwells in the midst of his Church. Therefore Leviticus is extremely relevant for us, especially knowing that “whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction...”. So what can we as followers of Jesus learn about a life with God in the midst? Well, one answer to that question comes from the beginning of Leviticus. Specifically, the first three ch...

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The Eclipse's Ancient Lessons

Today, most are not frightened by an eclipse. But our scientific understanding has not made this cosmic event any less powerful. David's confession in Psalm 8 points us to two important lessons, any time we are awed by the sky above. ...

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How to Spot a Fake or 'Half' Gospel

Next time you are at a church or event where there is some kind of gospel presentation, be sure to listen carefully. A clear, biblical declaration of the gospel of grace is profitable for both the saved and the unsaved. But how can we be sure such a presentation is in fact biblical?...

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The Revolutionary Cross

...if we claim familiarity with the cross, the reality of what He did then must have a radical impact on who we are now. Good Friday should remind me not only of His death, but also the death to which He calls me....

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Now for Then

In light of God's command through Peter in I Peter 3:15, what would you say to someone who asked you about your hope in Jesus Christ? Are you prepared?...

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Lessons from LeFou

But while some searching children and uncertain teens may find comfort in a character who is apparently questioning his sexuality, sadly, both the film and the general, cultural dialogue will never venture beyond the boundaries set by the 'new tolerance'. If they did, it might just expose the disturbing foundation that upholds the modern stance. ...

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Got Kids in Your Worship Service?

Kids in the worship service? Kids being kids in the worship service? What are we to do?...

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Your Faith, Your Vote

Every voter is a 'faith-based' voter. But if you are follower of Jesus, then the worldview that informs your vote should first be informed by God. That means the clear picture of reality painted by the words of Scripture should always be our first reference point when it comes to the candidates and issues for which we vote....

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Five Reasons the 2016 Presidential Election is Great for God's People

While cooler autumn weather begins to blanket our country, the political climate of the nation is still sizzling with confusion and conflict...But what if I were to tell you this polarizing and fever-pitched political atmosphere is not simply “good”, but is actually great for the Church....

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The Hardest Chapter in the Bible

Some thoughts on the challenges of interpreting Revelation 20....

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The Power of Life and Death

The death of the prophet Ezekiel's wife is a shocking episode. Could God be to blame?...

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Unsearchable (Sorry, Google)

Not even Google or Bing could search out His understanding. Consider how Isaiah encourages us in our first memory verse of 2015-2016....

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Hell and the Wrath of God

Even though we struggle with ideas of judgment and hell, they are important expressions of God's own nature....

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Thank You, Supreme Court

Thoughts on the recent ruling of the Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriage....

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The Deceiver and Accuser

Remembering the reality of Satan's frustration and fury....

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Take this Job and [Love] It?

Considering how a life perspective shaped by the Bible affects how we see our job....

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Respect and Revolution

Thinking about whether or not there are limits when it comes to submitting to authorities....

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Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection

Are there good historical reasons to believe Jesus really rose from the dead?...

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The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11

Tackling the interpretive challenges of Revelation 11:1-14...

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