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He Marveled Because of Their Unbelief | Mark 6:1-6

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by …

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I Will Keep Your Law Continually | Psalm 119:44

I will keep your law continually,forever and ever, Psalm 119:44 ESV After the twofold petition that the psalmist made in verses 41-43 (first for salvation, then for God’s Word not to be taken from him), the psalmist now moves into a series of declarations that will last the remainder of stanza waw. He begins with …

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Does Regeneration Precede Faith? | John Calvin

The question at hand of which comes first, regeneration or faith, is full of obvious assumptions. If our faith precedes our regeneration, then it might be quite easily assumed that salvation is a synergistic work by which we extend a hand of desperation to God and He, in turn, rescued us. And if our regeneration …

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Do Not Fear, Only Believe | Mark 5:20-43

And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at …

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Take Not the Word of Truth Utterly Out of My Mouth | Psalm 119:43

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,for my hope is in your rules. Psalm 119:43 ESV Again, this verse is bound to the one before it for a proper understanding. So far in our present stanza, Waw, the psalmist has cried out for God’s steadfast love and salvation to come …

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Jesus Is the Application

Over the past two Sundays, I preached two fairly well-known texts, Jesus calming the storm and Jesus healing the demoniac. While studying for the first sermon, I began to think about all the possible applications that could be made from that passage, yet increasingly, I became even more rooted in my conviction that Mark particularly …

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Tell Them How Much the Lord Has Done for You | Mark 5:1-20

They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, …

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An Answer for Him Who Taunts Me | Psalm 119:42

then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me,for I trust in your word. Psalm 119:42 ESV This verse builds directly upon the thought expressed in verse 41; it is a continuation of that verse. After praying for God’s steadfast love and salvation to come to him according to God’s promise, the psalmist …

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Social Justice & the Church: A Podcast

By now I am certain that almost everyone reading this has at least heard in passing the words social justice. Perhaps you may have also heard some terms that are generally linked to them, things like Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Marxism, and Intersectionality. If you have found yourself confused by the controversies …

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Who Then Is This? | Mark 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so …

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