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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The Holy, Catholic Church

the holy, catholic Church   Since Article 3 of the Apostles’ Creed is dedicated to the study of the Person and work of God the Spirit, we might be surprised, therefore, to find that the remainder of the creed no longer directly references the Holy Spirit. Yet, as we discussed last week, the Holy Spirit …

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Do You Love the Church?

The church is terribly important in the Bible. After all, it is called the body and bride of Christ. For most men, their wife and their own body come pretty high up on their list of priorities, and I believe the Bible uses those metaphors for that very reason. Today, even many otherwise theologically sound …

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Is Skipping Church Sin?

Although I once gave little thought to church attendance, I now lean toward viewing serial church skipping as a sin against the congregation. If that sounds a little harsh, here are my reasons why. Consider for a moment secular organizations. No one is ever considered a part of a basketball team without having to commit …

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Preach the Word!

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people …

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