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A NEW IDENTITY

Romans 6:1-14 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him thro... Read More

AN INTRODUCTION TO HOLINESS

Exodus 15:11 Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? Something is dead wrong and immoral when we are stunned by the display of God’s justice, and we are never surprised by His mercy. If you say that a national tragedy is a de... Read More

CULTIVATING THE FEAR OF THE LORD

Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes. The fear of God is as a conversational topic not very usual today. The modern vernacular just ... Read More

DISCIPLESHIP DEFINED

Matthew 4:19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Air Force Captain Amy Svoboda was the first female Air Force fighter pilot to die in a crash. In 1997, disoriented after a practice bombing dive, Svoboda pulled up to ascend but failed to realize she was flying upsid... Read More

DO YOU FEEL FORGOTTEN?

Genesis 40:23 “Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.” The weariness of travel is greatly compounded when you have only a foggy notion of where you are going and no idea of how to get there. For Joseph it was not only not knowing how his dreams were going to come true, but the... Read More

HOW SHOULD THE CHURCH RESPOND TO THE HOMOSEXUAL?

Romans 1:18-32 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attri... Read More

HOW TO APPROACH A HOLY GOD

Deuteronomy 18:15-17 The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, “Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see t... Read More

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR TRIAL

Romans 5:3-4 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Surely the Lord could perfect us instantaneously. It would not be difficult for the Almighty to take a new convert and instantly make h... Read More

HOW TO GET THE BLESSING

Genesis 27:18-19 So he went to his father and said, “My father.” And he said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?” 19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.” Every person has a mechanism wi... Read More

LOOSING WHAT YOU LOVE

Genesis 17:18-19 And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” 19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.” In addition to l... Read More

RESURRECTED TO RESCUE THE REJECTED

Matthew 5:1-20 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted... Read More

THE GOSPEL THAT MAKES A GOSPEL COMMUNITY, PART 2

Romans 1:16-32 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” 18 For th... Read More

THE GOSPEL THAT MAKES A GOSPEL COMMUNITY, PART 2

Romans 1:16-32 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” 18 For th... Read More

THE GOSPEL THAT MAKES A GOSPEL COMMUNITY, PART 3

Romans 1:16-32 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” 18 For th... Read More

THE GOSPEL THAT MAKES A GOSPEL COMMUNITY, PART 4

Romans 1:16-28 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” 18 For th... Read More

THE PRACTICE OF FASTING

Matthew 4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Together we are learning what manner of life Jesus lived because He intended for us to emulate, follow, and model His life to others. This simple text serves us by telling us that Jesus fasted. We don’t have too... Read More

THE STRUGGLE OF FAITH

Romans 4:16-22 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many... Read More

THE TWO RESURRECTIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN

Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection: On this glorious day we celebrate the life of Christianity. It is this one blessed event called the resurrection of Christ that separates our faith from every other ... Read More

UNITED IN JUSTIFICATION

Romans 4:25 Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. Thus far we have looked at our union with Christ in the context of His death. Because we are united with Him—there is a union, a participation and identification with Him—we are united in His death... Read More

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