But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:27

The Social Justice Dividing Line

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Our world is divided, our nation is divided, and in many ways—the evangelical church is divided. We live in a broken world where both the soul of man and creation itself groans for the return of King Jesus who will make all things new. The new heavens and the new earth will be filled with...

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In Acts 12, we find a very important scene of a persecuted church and a praying church. It was the persecution that precipitated the prayer—and what happens in this record of church history is vitally important regarding the practice of prayer within our local church today.

It has been said of...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 00:33

The Eager Anticipation of Glory

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In the summer of 1941, C.S. Lewis was asked to give an evening sermon at the Oxford University Church of Saint Mary. His sermon was titled, “The Weight of Glory.” In his sermon, he described the longing that humans experience as we await the return of Jesus. In the sermon he described...

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One of the great lessons of life is that faithful leadership matters. When leaders fail, it harms more than the leader who falls—likewise when leaders succeed, everyone who follows closely behind will enjoy the victory. Average leaders can lead when the waters are calm, but true and brilliant...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 22:38

The Message of the Cross Is Enough

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The social justice winds are blowing through evangelicalism. Today, the culture is making demands upon the church of Jesus Christ and sadly, some leaders are willing to cave to such cultural pressures in order to appear successful. What’s even more troubling is such success is being equated...

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At the end of the twelfth chapter of Hebrews, the writer makes a very important statement about worship. In the chapter, he had already pointed out that the readers had been welcomed to draw near to God—unlike what happened at Mt. Sinai where they trembled in fear. Unlike that scene,...

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 00:10

Why You Should Fear God

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According to statistics, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. That equates to 18.1% of the total population. When we consider the vast number of people who are plagued with fear, it’s amazing to consider that...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 23:19

The Blessings of the Doctrine of Adoption

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Yesterday I preached from Romans 8:15-16 on the doctrine of adoption. As we’ve already noted numerous times in our study of the eighth chapter of Romans, this entire chapter centers on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. However, one of the main aspects of the Holy Spirit’s ministry is to...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 19:00

Worship in Spirit and Truth—Not Spirit or Truth

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When Jesus passed through Samaria rather than bypassing the people, he demonstrated a pressing need to keep the divine appointment of the Father and to meet a very specific woman at a well used well. In Jesus interaction and conversation with her which can be seen in the fourth chapter of...

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Did you know that there are more Internet users in China than the entire population of the United States combined with the population of Russia, Japan, and Mexico? With all of those people online, the Chinese government censors what the people see. In order to protecttheir people from harmful...

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Sunday, 28 April 2019 22:59

The Assurance of the Holy Spirit

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Yesterday, I preached Romans 8:14 in our series through Romans. As we’ve noted already, the eighth chapter of Romans is a commentary on the ministry of the Holy Spirit and much of that ministry is centered upon the assurance of salvation. One of the great threats to joy and traps of...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:39

Do Your Children Know Your Testimony?

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As life passes quickly and children grow older, they formulate their opinion about you. In fact, they formulate their opinion about everything they see and experience in this life. They know facts about you, your house, the leaky faucet, the squeaky floors, and that’s all a normal part of...

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It is no secret that the evangelical church is in the throes of controversy centered on social justice. This controversy, unlike others that the evangelical church has faced, is multi-faceted, multi-layered, and multi-dimensional. Within this cultural schism, we are answering important questions...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:44

What Was Happening on the Cross as Jesus Died?

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Several years ago, TheShack by William Young made headlines because of his use of “God” as a character in his story that did not align with the clear teachings of the Bible. It likewise denied key doctrines such as hell and the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross. When William...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 20:42

4 Reasons to Rejoice in the Doctrine of Election

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It seems that many people would rather quibble and argue about the doctrine of election than rejoice in the great truth. When we read the Bible and we see the doctrine of election emerging from the pages, it should be a reminder to us that this wonderful truth was never composed in order to form a...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 00:01

Mortification of Sin

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Yesterday, in our ongoing series through Romans, I preached Romans 8:12-13. As I’ve previously stated, I believe that Paul is the greatest church planting, pastor, theologian in church history. I likewise believe that Romans is the most important book in the Bible. In addition, I believe that...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:23

Unplanned Movie Review

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I recently went to see the movie Unplanned—a movie about the real life story of Abby Johnson who once worked as a clinic director for Planned Parenthood and became an advocate for life. After viewing the film, I would like to share my thoughts about the film as a whole—providing some...

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This week, I was reading Wayne Mack’s book—Life in the Father’sHouse in preparation for my men’s book study, and one line hit me and made me think. He writes, “Praying specifically for the church services is another way of preparing ourselves for them.” [1]

Sure,...

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Last summer as a group of concerned Christian leaders gathered in Dallas, Texas for the summit on social justice, several times it was repeated by others, and by me personally, that social justice is the biggest threat to the church of Jesus Christ in the last one hundred years.

As we discussed...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 21:29

Please Do Not Reimagine Worship

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Recently I observed an advertisement for a bank and it was a commercial that talked about how their new design was “banking reimagined.” It was not the typical banking atmosphere. It was complete with a coffee shop, modern seating, and appeared to be more of a lounge than a bank. It is...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 01:21

Two Types of People and Two Eternal Destinies

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Yesterday I preached from Romans 8:5-8 in our series through Romans. While many people attempt to teach a third category of people (the carnal Christian) and a basic Universalism approach to eternity with heaven being real and hell being reserved for the monsters of society—it’s...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:31

The Holy Spirit Is Not Casper the Friendly Ghost

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When we hear people talking about the Holy Spirit, it’s not uncommon to hear people talking about the Holy Spirit in terms of an evangelical version of Casper the Friendly Ghost. At other points, evangelicals derail by putting all of their focus upon the Holy Spirit to the...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 23:43

The Irrelevance of Hell

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In our postmodern culture that plays by the tolerance rules of modern times, we have been taught to be “nice” and to pursue happiness at all costs. After all, if we can’t say anything nice, we shouldn’t say anything at all. For the majority of people within our...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 01:01

The Freedom of Salvation

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Yesterday I preached from Romans 8:1-4 on the subject—”Freedom of Salvation” as Paul pointed to how we are free from the bondage of sin. In this glorious chapter, we see some very important truths emerging to the surface. In this single chapter, we have a summary of our salvation...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 23:14

How Identity Politics is Changing the Church

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It is no secret that American politics has been overtaken by identity politics—one of the popular layers in the social justice agenda. There is a political agenda involved in using one’s identity group to gain power. The conversation has become so intense, that political groups are...

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