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Do We Need A New Reformation?

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor of New Testament at the University of Wittenberg, Germany, famously nailed his ninety five theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Luther’s intent was to challenge the leading pastors and theologians in his area to a debate. ...

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On Pastor Apprectiation Month

So how can you appreciate your pastor? Walk in the truth. Live your life in a way that puts the truth of Christ on display. There are many ways to do this. ...

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Flannel Board Christianity

A piece of flannel cloth stretched across a board which became the back drop for the bible story of the day. As the lesson was taught, various characters and props were added to the flannel board. ...

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Whoever Receives One Such Child...

Jesus says in Mark 9:37, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives no me but him who sent me.” The way we care for children reveals what we think about Jesus, and ultimately what we think about God....

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The Resistance

A few times in youth group we’ve played a game called “The Resistance.” The premise is that we’re members of a resistance group that is working to overthrow a corrupt, totalitarian regime. But a couple of the players are secretly spies working for that regime. The object of the game is to figure out who the spies are before it’s too late. It’s all about cer...

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Ther is a God - And You are Not Him

We must never think of our Lord merely as our co-pilot; someone who is not in charge but is available to help out when we need it. Jesus is the Commander. He is the Captain of the airplane. He will accept no other role....

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When Moral Obligations Are in Conflict

Is it ever morally permissible to tell a lie? Or are we obligated to tell the truth in every situation, regardless of the consequences?...

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The Big Picture

There is a bigger picture than you realize or understand. Just as God’s thoughts and ways are higher than ours, God’s purposes are broader than our ability to fully perceive. I have always enjoyed going to the beach and gazing out across the ocean and looking at the horizon, the “line” where it appears that the earth has fallen away. There is more beyond the li...

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A Daunting Task

It is a daunting task to speak about the subject of marriage in general and on the husband’s role as spiritual leader in the home in particular. Focusing on this subject makes me conscious of my own failings, and the way in which I fall short of the biblical ideal. I am woefully under-qualified to speak as an authority on the subject. ...

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What About Angles?

Angels are fascinating, not only to Christians, but to the wider culture as well, and it’s not hard to understand why. Unlike God, angels are on our level. ...

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