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“Is My Baby In Heaven?” Why I Believe God’s Word Assures Us We Can Say, “Yes.”

Tim Counts | June 12, 2018

God does not want us to be agnostics on the eternal destiny of babies. Shouldn’t we expect that He would give us an answer to something that affects so many? I believe that God is clear in Scripture that He welcomes into heaven each baby who dies, born or unborn.

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How to Make the Most of Your Time in Sermon Prep

Brian Biedebach | June 5, 2018

If you are not afraid to be vulnerable and model your process before others, block diagramming during discipleship can help you to make the most of your time in sermon prep. By doing this weekly exercise with men, I discovered I was benefitting just as much as they were, if not more. 

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Our Only Boast: a 3-Part Plan to Brag in Christ

Anthony Kidd | May 29, 2018

My aim is to challenge you to make the finished work of Jesus on the cross your only boast. I have a three-part-plan, taken from Galatians 6:14, to ensure that Christ will be the only thing you brag about.

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The Wretched Art of Loveless Discernment

Reagan Rose | May 22, 2018

We must wield discernment like a surgeon’s scalpel. As we contend for right doctrine, we must take care to adorn it with right attitudes and behavior. We must discern with precision, humility, and sorrow. Not to temper the truth, but rather that we might bolster the truth with love.

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Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral Authority image

Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral Authority

Austin T. Duncan | May 8, 2018

In many churches today, pastoral authority has been abused and has overreached its God-given boundaries. To be a blessing to the church, leaders need a functional understanding of pastoral authority.

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How to Listen to an Expository Sermon

Reagan Rose | February 14, 2018

The reason we are inattentive listeners is that while many preachers spend years honing the craft of sermon preparation, even attending years of post-graduate schooling, the average congregant has never been taught how to listen to an expository sermon.

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7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology Seriously

Michael J. Vlach | January 9, 2018

It is concerning that some churches don’t take eschatology seriously. Not only should we be interested in prophetic events to come, we are also looking for our Savior, with whom we will spend eternity.

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Did Jesus become a Sinner on the Cross?

Nathan Busenitz | July 27, 2016

Did Jesus become the literal embodiment of sin, or take on a sin nature, or become a sinner when He died at Calvary? The heart of the question centers on Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

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Slaves of Christ

Michael Riccardi | June 25, 2015

At its core, the essence of the Christians can be described as slaves of Christ. The picture is not someone whose will is constantly frustrated over and against the whims of his master, but of someone whose will is lovingly and happily conformed to the Master’s will.