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A church needs many things for unity. But it cannot enjoy the gospel and gossip at the same time. Consider some passage about gossip. What Isn't Gossip It's not gossip just because you are not included.Its not gossip just because you speak about someone. Its not gossip just there is a disagreement. It's not gossip to explain a situation or relationship. Imagine the Matt...

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Strengthened by Grace

We all know what physical weakness means. We can lose or gain spiritual strength as well. Where do we get strength from spiritually?...

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The Deceitful Disease

J.C. Ryle wrote, "If a man does not realize the dangerous nature of his soul's disease, you cannot wonder if he is content with false or imperfect remedies." If you have done any kind of counseling or recovery you might of heard the term "self-medication". It refers to our efforts to medicate the ills of our soul with the resources of the world food, sex, hobbies, or ev...

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Social Media: A Clear and Present Danger

The facts are coming in fast: social media is harmful. It is not neutral as we first perceived (or experienced). Having heard much more in recents months than I could compile here, I wanted to pass this on to our church. Consider social media in your home carefully! ...

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Back Row Baptists?

On sitting toward the front of the sanctuary: I have a word of exhortation today that I thought at first would be easy and simple, but I quickly found it more difficult. Therefore, I will state very plainly at the outset what it is that I want you to consider doing, and then offer my reasons. In other words, reversing the usual order, we'll begin with the application, and...

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Psalm 1 and Meditation: The High Point of Daily Devotions

Does meditation lead to blessedness? ...

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Every Mention of The Holy Spirit in Acts

All 52 mentions of the Holy Spirit in Acts. ...

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Meditations on The Creation of Woman: She Owes Her Existence to God Alone


This blog includes a few mediations by Herman Bavinck on the creation of woman. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was professor of Theology at Free University in Amsterdam. His book "Wonderful Works of God" is a succinct, easy to read condensed version of his systematic theology. It reads devotionally and is a wonderful guide for meditation on God. ...

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Songs for Saints in Streams of Trouble

Songs for Saints in Streams of Trouble I used to think the lyrics went like this, streams of mercy never ceasing, call for loudest praise.But at some point I realized the line is, Streams of trouble never ceasing, call for loudest praise. Well, that is a different song! There is a lot of trouble in these days after the fall. The streams of trouble never cease. Many ...

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Why Come Back Sunday Night?


More adults under 65 died from alcohol-related factors (74,408) than from COVID-19 (74,075) in 2020. Alcohol-related deaths are up 25 percent from 2019 to 2020 (as opposed to a 3% increase the previous years of 1999-2019). Young adults ages 25 to 44 experienced the greatest increases in alcohol-related deaths in 2020, rising nearly 40 percent over the previous year, acco...

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