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On the Southern Baptist Convention

A few weeks ago in leading the Sunday Service pastoral prayer I asked our church for prayer for the Southern Baptist Convention. I doing so I mentioned that there were concerning matters in the forefront of the convention — even in the media. Below I want to speak to those matters, explain the SBC a bit, and offer some clarity on the usefulness and faithfulness of the co...

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Finding Friends in Church Members

I’m a guy who needs about two and half good, serious friendships, and my wife takes up two of those spots. My remaining spot for a half friend may not live close. We may talk once every 6 months. I’m okay with that....

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How to Use a Study Bible

A few helpful tips on how to make the best use of a study Bible or commentary. ...

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Can We Not Think God's Thoughts?

It is astonishing the number of well respected and highly honored Bible interpreters who misapply Isaiah 55:8-9 where God says, "My thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways are not your ways." An astonishing number! And it misuse being published in book after book and Bible study after Bible study. Most recently I’ve seen the one and only JI Packer misuse this passage in ...

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17 Reasons to Gather Your Children With the Church

At the very least our children learn a lot about the gathered church, her ordinances, and how God is worshiped. More so, in God’s sovereignty, the gathered church may be the very venue he chooses to open a child’s heart to his saving grace...

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Satan Has Raged Against Me

At one point Martin Luther said of himself, “Satan has raged against me with incredible contriving to destroy or hinder me, so that I have often wondered whether I was the only man in the whole world whom he was seeking"....

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13 Dead: Four Ways to Pray for FBC New Braunfels

Whether by Death or By Life"as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death." Philippians 1:20 This is the heart of the Christian. May God be glorified in the deaths of these dear saints as much as in life. May God be glorified in the church'...

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Is Satan Inciting Me To Do Something? Then What?

Far too often we are ignorant of Satan’s schemes to destroy our lives and lead us toward death. Which means we are clueless as to what Satan is doing and how he does it. Do we think Satan is not active today? Do we think his demonic minions have just decided to sit back with their hands folded? Think again. Just because we don’t see demon possession every day like we d...

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Cowardice and Calculations: Why We Don't Speak Up

We will all face moments of crisis where we must decide if we should speak hard truths in love or simply keep our mouths shut. What might keep us from lovingly opening our mouths? ...

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