Category Archives: Gospel

The Doubly Offensive Jesus

Trevin Wax has written an article titled Give Me the Doubly Offensive Jesus, Please. The article appears at The Gospel Coalition’s website. You should take the time to read it. While you are at it, you may find Trevin’s other articles useful as … Continue reading

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Our Role in the World

What is the Christian’s responsibility in the world? This may seem like an easy question at first, but it is one that has been debated for ages. The phrase “be in the world, not of the world” is often cited, … Continue reading

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It Has Always Been About Grace

Amazing Grace is a song that everyone knows.  I bet even your unbelieving family and friends know at least some of the words.  What amazes me is that most people, even non-Christians, like the song. Well, it is a good … Continue reading

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Being a Shrewd Christian

Yesterday, I preached a sermon on the Parable of the Dishonest Manager, or more commonly known as the Parable of the Shrewd Steward.  The passage is found in Luke 16:1-13 and reads as follows: He also said to the disciples, … Continue reading

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What MUST a Christian believe?

I recently read through a book written by Michael Wittmer, who is professor of systematic and historical theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.  GRTS happens to be the seminary I earned my master’s degree from and Dr. Wittmer is one … Continue reading

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A lesson from Palm Sunday

I asked my teenage Sunday school class today if they understood what Palm Sunday was about.  A bright young girl in the class answered that it was about the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.  She was right, … Continue reading

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Forget actually talking to people, just place your thoughts on a bus

There is an interesting war of words going on.  It seems that humanists and Christians are duking it out on the sides of buses. Atheists groups recently started running ads such as “Why believe in God?  Just be good for goodness’ sake.”  And “There’s … Continue reading

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The Offense of Christ

Jesus was a controversial man.  In fact, if we believe his claims, he was much more than controversial and much more than a man. Jesus, the one who would be called “the Christ” (or Messiah) by his followers made claims … Continue reading

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Are all faiths equal?

Do many faiths lead to eternal life?  It may surprise you to know that 52% of professing Christians believe that at least one other non-Christian faith can lead to eternal life.  Is this true? It is often argued that God is … Continue reading

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While we’re at it, why not give them something to eat?

Missionaries in foreign countries often create the opportunity to share the gospel with people by first meeting the physical needs of the people they are trying to reach. They go in and offer food, medical care, and shelter to those … Continue reading

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