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On Christian Ministries and Biblical Balance

Aug 26, 2019

We must avoid both being hyper-critical of everything, and being accepting and undiscerning about everything.

As I have said so many times over the years, getting the biblical balance right may be difficult, but it is what all believers must

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‘We Can Do Better Than Jesus’

Aug 22, 2019

Some Christians really seem to think that they can improve on Jesus!

One of the most appalling things you will find in some parts of the Christian church today is the mindset that we can actually do things better than

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Tozer and the Knowledge of God

Aug 19, 2019

The late great A. W. Tozer on knowing God:

There are certain topics that we can never have enough of. And there are certain authors that we can never have enough of as well. In this piece I will run

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Are You an Enemy of God?

Aug 19, 2019

Yes this is well worth asking: Am I an enemy of God?

How’s that for the title of an article on a Christian website? Indeed, how’s that for a sermon title or a book title? Some of you are probably

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Suffering and Glory – Part One

Aug 17, 2019

Everyone wants glory, but few want suffering. But the two are bound together:

Hands up – who wants glory? Hands up – who wants suffering? It is not hard to know which option will be the most popular. We all

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Suffering and Glory – Part Two

Aug 17, 2019

“No cross, no crown” is how we referred to this matter in Part One. Throughout the Bible our present sufferings are tied in with our glory to come. I have already looked at some key passages on this, but many

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Worthless Christianity

Aug 13, 2019

The words of warning given by Jeremiah to ancient Israel seem to be fully needed in today’s church.

Now that I have your attention, no, I am not saying that Christianity is worthless. But what I am wanting to say

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Woodstock 50 Years On

Aug 12, 2019

It is incredible to think that exactly 50 years ago Woodstock took place.

Exactly 50 years ago this week we had an event that defined a generation. It was either three days of madness and chaos, or three days of

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Concerning the Fear of God

Aug 4, 2019

When is the last time you heard a sermon or read a book on the fear of God?

Here is a little experiment you can conduct. Go to any Christian bookstore and try to find all the books you can

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Hey, Whatever Makes You Happy!

Aug 1, 2019

Letting mere “happiness” be your guide in life can be a recipe for disaster.

One of the dumbest ideas held by way too many people today is this: ‘As long as it makes you happy, go for it.’ This has

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Do You Serve God Or Satan?

Jul 29, 2019

A shocking reality is that many folks who think they are Christians may not be at all, and they are actually serving someone other than God. Far too many Christians can be supporting Satan and his agenda. They may claim

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Difficult Bible Passages: Luke 18:8

Jul 28, 2019

I recently posted this passage on the social media, and one friend asked whether the question of Jesus was rhetorical or prophetic. I replied that it might be a bit of each, and added that I might pen a piece

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The Church of Thyatira Is Alive and Well

Jul 26, 2019

In the book of Revelation Jesus had some strong messages to offer seven churches in Asia Minor. While we may tend to think this was something relevant only for these churches two millennia ago, the ongoing relevance for us today

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Difficult Bible Passages: 1 John 5:18

Jul 22, 2019

This is another passage that must be carefully considered, and in context, to do it proper justice. If not, it can lead to faulty, or cultic, or even heretical teachings. For example, some will use it to teach a type

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A Piece About Priorities

Jul 15, 2019

Having your own website can be both good and bad. You can write on whatever you want, when you want, and for whatever reason you want. That may seem like a good thing, but it can also be a bad

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Christian Assurance

Jul 12, 2019

Most Christians can struggle at times with doubts about their walk with God. They might question if they really are Christians or not. Such internal struggles may be a good sign indeed – those who are not believers would not

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