The Deceitfulness of Riches: 3 Lies Money TellsReagan Rose | November 6, 2018
In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus warns that the deceitfulness of riches chokes the Word that falls on thorny soil. But money is just a thing, how could it be deceitful? Or perhaps a better question, what exactly are the lies money tells? If we aren’t careful, even Christians can fall prey to these fiscal falsehoods.
Enduring the Storms of LifeMichael Mahoney | October 30, 2018
Psalm 46 was written as a refuge for God’s people in this age of suffering. Whatever storm we are facing, if God is our Savior and stronghold, we will not be shaken. Since God is the only real source of safety and security in times of great disaster and danger, the true believer need not fear because God’s protection and ultimate victory over the world is inevitable.
So You Want to Be an Expositor? Part 2Gregory Harris | October 24, 2018
There is a clear distinction between Bible exposition and expository preaching. While these two tasks are related, they are not identical. If you want to be an expositor, you shouldn’t sermonize the text. You should strive to grow in your understanding of biblical truth.
So You Want to Be an Expositor? Part 1Gregory Harris | October 23, 2018
Becoming a seasoned expositor of God’s Word requires a method or a series of specific steps. Equally important, however, is your starting point. Biblical exposition must start with reverence for God.
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Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral AuthorityAustin 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.
How to Listen to an Expository SermonReagan 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.
7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology SeriouslyMichael 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.
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.”
Slaves of ChristMichael 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.