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Are We Pharisee Church Attenders?

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Are We Pharisee Church Attenders? As a pastor's son church on Sunday was never a question. It was the air I breathed. I have no memory of asking if we could stay home from church on any given Sunday. The thought never crossed my mind. Regularly gathering with the body is essential in discipling our children and each other. The Bible calls Christians not to forsake the ...

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Gathering and Government

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Gathering and Government The Governor of Texas issues an executive order in which he designates churches as essential businesses. Does that mean that we can and should gather for worship on Sunday? ...

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COVID-19 Brings Biblical Hope to Life

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COVID-19 Brings Biblical Hope to Life When we read the Bible, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of suffering and turmoil that God allowed on the earth. The Bible can easily begin to feel like exaggerated stories which have a moral or theological point but don't seem real to us. My children were all born after September 11, 2001. They have no memory of the fear and ...

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Happy 4th! (Parade Pics)

Happy Fourth of July (Parade Pics)...

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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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