Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Christian Job Description

The Christian Job Description When I was a young seminary student, I had to read an extensive commentary by a Dutch theologian. I had never studied Dutch writing before, and I really struggled to understand the syntax. I asked an … Continue reading

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Why Do We Say, ‘God Told Me’?

Why Do We Say, ‘God Told Me’? When someone begins a sentence with “God told me . . .” I have to admit a silent alarm goes off somewhere inside me—unless the phrase is followed by a verse of Scripture. … Continue reading

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A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance

A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance 7 Reasons Why Faithfully Showing Up Matters Editors’ note: The following is a statement from the elders at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Recently, they began releasing “Shepherd Studies” to help their congregation think … Continue reading

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7 Things Your Church Needs From You

7 Things Your Church Needs From You Not too long ago I had the opportunity to speak to a gathering of young adults from several churches across our city. I chose to speak about how any Christian (not only young … Continue reading

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God’s Amazing Grace (A Testimony by an Ex-Homosexual)

God’s Amazing Grace My name is Andre Bekker. I dedicate this testimony to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and Professor Hennie Stander at University of Pretoria, who found it worth while to invest in a young student’s life, at a time I … Continue reading

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There Is Salvation in No One Else

There Is Salvation in No One Else January 20, 1991 by John Piper Scripture: Acts 4:1–12 Topic: The Gospel Series: Acts: What Jesus Did After the Beginning And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Only Savior

Jesus: The Only Savior by R.C. Sproul I cannot imagine an affirmation that would meet with more resistance from contemporary Westerners than the one Paul makes in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between … Continue reading

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What does the Bible say about OMG?

What does the Bible say about OMG? I was sitting at a sporting event, when the lovely, Christian lady beside me shouted, “Oh, my God!” as her child made a mistake.  I cringed inside.  And then I wondered, “does she … Continue reading

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2 Serious Misconceptions about God’s Wrath

2 Serious Misconceptions about God’s Wrath There may be no theological topic more controversial than divine wrath. While most of humanity is eager to acknowledge the existence of God, and while most love to acknowledge his traits of grace and … Continue reading

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Five Questions about Sanctification and Good Works: How Does Sanctification Differ from Justification?

Five Questions about Sanctification and Good Works: How Does Sanctification Differ from Justification?   Over the last few weeks, there have been a number of posts in the Reformed blogosphere related to sanctification and good works. I won’t attempt to … Continue reading

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