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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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What Do I Do With That Guest Over There?

Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:19-21 It's Sunday morning. You're at church heading fo...

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Community With Fellow Galileans

What is the connection that drew you to your church? Was it that there were other moms with kids? Other empty nesters? Other people of the same race? Maybe someone else there is from the same hometown and that connection made you feel at home. In Peter's denials we see that commonality doesn't produce faithful community. ...

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Should I Leave My Church? Questions to Ask First

There are good reasons to leave a church. But there are bad reasons too. If we are going to be faithful members and covenant keepers, we should be asking ourselves questions that reflect the nature and importance of membership....

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