Tag Archives: Gospel

Legalists: Give Me the Official Rules

Dealing with legalists in the church can be discouraging. Of course, no one believes they are a legalist (and maybe we all are to a degree). Most legalists just feel they are serious about obedience while others are less so. … Continue reading

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Prosperity: It’s Another Gospel

In a recent sermon series on 1 Peter, I commented that I believe prosperity theology (a.k.a. “health and wealth”, “name it and claim it”, “word of faith”, etc.) is one of the greatest opponents of true Christianity in the world … 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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The Bible in Context: 1 Corinthians 2:9

1 Corinthians 2:9 is a favorite verse for those who like to talk about the future joys of heaven.  It sounds great: What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared … 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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Please stop saying “And a little child shall lead them”…

Okay, for the millionth time, I have heard someone say “And a little child shall lead them” out of context.  Today it happened on the news as I heard the story of a young boy who is raising money for … Continue reading

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Free Book from John MacArthur

Okay, so I have not posted in a few weeks.  I realize that this is no way to maintain my readers, so I do apologize.  I am trying to do better, but responsibilities at my new ministry take up much … 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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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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