Trump, Heresy, & Sunday Morning (Oct. 14, 2016)

Below are a few items from the internet this week that are worth your time. If Donald Trump Has Done Anything, He Has Snuffed Out the Religious Right As a 26-year-old evangelical pastor, I completely agree: The 30-year-old evangelical pastor down the street from you would rather die than hand over his church directory to a politician …

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What’s Your Plan for 2017?

It's officially October, which means that 2016 is circling the drain. Time to start thinking about 2017. Why plan for the next year in October? Let's be honest. The Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year season is not very conducive for realistically planning the coming year. The holidays are a blur of busyness, and January ends up catching us …

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Sept. 30, 2016

Below are a few articles that I found beneficial this past week. 5 Ways To Not Suck at Sharing About Jesus We mean well and want to share about Jesus with our friends, but an invitation without relational investment is a sales pitch. 7 Reasons Why Faithful Church Attendance Matters “I love Jesus but not …

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Sept. 16, 2016

Below are a few Internet articles that I found quite beneficial to read. What's Wrong with Western Missionaries? If I were to start my missionary life over, I would bury my pride and unpack some humility. I would become a brother, a friend, and a peer. I would care more about the names of my …

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Background on Titus

Author Though some secular scholars have sought to argue against it, Paul is clearly identified as the author in the first verse of the letter. Still, they posit that Titus along with the letters to Timothy & Philemon are too stylistically different from Paul’s other epistles to be genuine; therefore, they suggest that someone else …

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Introduction to Titus

Even though the word is never used in the letter, Titus is all about the church. Paul left Titus on the island of Crete for the purpose of organizing and establishing each city’s church, and his letter to Titus is an encouragement and guide for how that is to be done. Therefore, if we want …

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To Pergamum: Hold Fast to Christ | Revelation 2:12-17

Seven Letters Week 4 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. (Revelation 2:13) Therefore repent. If not, …

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To Ephesus: Remember Your First Love | Revelation 2:1-7

Seven Letters Week 2 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. (Revelation 2:3) But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. (Revelation 2:4) Remember therefore from where you have …

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a thought on Babel & the Great Commission

So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.Through the act of …

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Jesus’ Continued Ministry | Day 32

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. Acts 1:1-2 ESV Prior to His ascension, Jesus gave to His disciples clear commands …

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