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When Slamming Pharisees Makes You a Pharisee

We love to hammer on the Pharisees. A group of people who were often revered (or simply feared) by others in their day have become punching bags for those of us on team Jesus. Our Saviour held nothing back when confronting the Pharisees on their hypocrisy and self-righteousness, and we not only cheer him on but […]

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8 Things That Won’t Get You To Heaven

Just about everybody wants to go to heaven when they die. Granted, the definition of what “heaven” is varies from person to person, but here I’m talking about the Biblical heaven: a place of eternal, immensely fulfilling life in the presence of Jesus and all those who have had their sins forgiven by God. This […]

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4 Dangers of Being a Church Kid

Many Christians, like me, grew up going to church. Our earliest memories include attending church. It has been a part of our lives from the beginning and in many ways this is a great blessing. I cannot think of a circumstance where it would be better to not have grown up in church. As far as I […]

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Cupcake Day & Discussion Recap

Every Thursday I visit one of our local high schools to help run a student ministry called ISCF (Inner School Christian Fellowship). For the last three years we have put on an event called Cupcake Day where, during lunch, we give away hundreds of free cupcakes to the students and staff. This past Tuesday we […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 3)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter, my All in All, here in the love of Christ I stand. DC Talk popularized the phrase “love is a verb”, and the statement is true. Love is not a feeling that […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 1)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) In Christ alone, my hope is found! He is my light, my strength, my song. I’m convinced that everyone is searching for hope. Some actively seek it while others may not even realize what they are chasing, but every person desires something to cling to, the promise […]

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What’s the Difference Between True Christianity and the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Marking differences between true Christianity and the Jehovah’s Witnesses can be a bit tricky because both religions use similar language. Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, call themselves Christians who believe the Bible and look to Jesus as the one who saves us and will give us eternal life. However, when you dig deeper, major differences can […]

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How to Listen to a Sermon (by George Whitefield)

[The following is an excerpt adapted from Sermon 28 from The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield.] Jesus said, ‘Therefore consider carefully how you listen’ (Luke 8:18). Here are some cautions and directions, in order to help you hear sermons with profit and advantage. 1. Come to hear them, not out of curiosity, but from […]

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Are Christian’s “little gods”?

One of the ways the prosperity gospel is supported by preachers is through the teaching that Christians are “little gods”, and that little gods are in some way entitled to the same kind of blessings and honor that the Almighty God Himself is worthy of. This teaching that Christians are little gods comes from two […]

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Eternal Security: Once Saved, Always Saved?

The following is a paper I wrote in Bible college on the subject of eternal security. I think I could do a better job on it now, but it’s still pretty decent. The footnotes aren’t included in this version.  ————– One of the most debated doctrines among Christians has been the permanency of salvation: can […]

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