The Church Isn’t an Organization or a Movement; It’s a Household

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God Ephesians 2:19 ESV When discussing the nature of the church, it is not uncommon to hear two concepts being proposed. One says that the church is an organization or corporation, and …

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Nor Sinners in the Congregation of the Righteous | Psalm 1:5

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous Psalm 1:5 ESV In the first part of this verse, the psalmist made the declaration that the wicked will not stand in the judgment. Like chaff that the wind drives away, they will be driven away from the presence of the Holy One on the final day. …

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Metaverse Church & the Necessity of the Body

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Py4HL7svTwvpP3gT2eVk0?si=_cUWDwSwRXyt_KDgURaLRg Last month I wrote an article called Livestreaming, Metaverse Services, & the Dangers of Digital Gnosticism & Transhumanism (catchy, right?). In that post, I argued that we can rightly rejoice in the technology that makes livestreaming possible, but we must also keep in mind that it does not replace the physical gathering of God’s …

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Livestreaming, Metaverse Services, & the Dangers of Digital Gnosticism & Transhumanism

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2CuQ085MaHmhQBvPF93kxB?si=iaLgrQGnRcGgcFdmVWVOxA This past Sunday I sat at home with my family during the Lord’s Day gathering. The reason: I was sick. Technically, I was feeling much better and no longer had a fever, but my eldest daughter was very much still running a fever. So, we stayed home. And it was my first-time livestreaming into …

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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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The King Has Come

The Parable of the Growing Seed | Mark 4:26-29

And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when …

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If the Church Could Be Aroused | J. H. Thornwell

Reading Iain Murray's The Puritan Hope has certainly helped to stir up my estimation of the value and necessity of hope for God's people, both individually and corporately, which I pray come through while studying the helmet of salvation. In the introduction, Murray provides the following quotation from J. H. Thornwell regarding the need for …

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The Vocation of Parenting & the Local Church

Although every volume of The Gospel for Life Series has been sitting on my office bookshelf for around a year, I read my first one (The Gospel & Marriage) only two weeks ago. Each book is small (about 100 pages) and follows the same structure of five chapters answering the same five questions: What are …

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Sermon Series

The Mystery of Christ | Ephesians 3:1-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0W0ImCD0N8 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive …

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Sermon Series

A Holy Temple | Ephesians 2:19-22

https://youtu.be/ArYTuZ39Y0I So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the …

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