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The Necessity of Preaching for Godliness – Part 2 of a Study in Titus

I wonder how many of us are more like the Galatian church than we would care to admit. How often do we think, even subconsciously, that something must be added to the perfect finished work of Christ? Paul chides the Galatians regarding how they received the Spirit. Was it by works of the law or…Continue reading The Necessity of Preaching for Godliness – Part 2 of a Study in Titus

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The Strange Thing about Strange Fire: A Review of Strange Fire by Dr. John MacArthur

Strange Fire, by Dr. John MacArthur (Thomas Nelson, 2013). The controversy concerning the Strange Fire Conference and the release of the book bearing the same name has been ubiquitous in the blogosphere in recent months. It has seemed as if everyone has had an opinion, concern, critique, or praise for Strange Fire. With that being…Continue reading The Strange Thing about Strange Fire: A Review of Strange Fire by Dr. John MacArthur

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4 Reasons to Preach the Genealogy at Christmas (Really!)

I will never forget the zeal, the excitement, and the anticipation of my first Christmas sermon. I had heard Christmas sermons from the birth narrative sections of Matthew and Luke, from Philippians 2, and from John 1. All were delightful and edifying to my soul, but I wanted to preach something that I had never…Continue reading 4 Reasons to Preach the Genealogy at Christmas (Really!)