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The Real Hero of the Bible

While we often hold up famous biblical characters as heroes, the truth is that God is the real hero of the Bible.

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Condemning-Sin vs Sin Condemned

“For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh […]

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Treasure In Earthen Vessels

Christians are flawed. They do not have all the answers. They are susceptible to pain, suffering, anxiety and fear. They lose their way sometimes and bad things can happen to them. The follower of Christ gets scars and bruises like other people do and will die just like everyone else. A Christian is not someone […]

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Caution: May Contain Humanistic Elements

My wife and I share the responsibility of reading an age appropriate devotional to our children each night. She reads to our older boys while I read to our 8 year old daughter. Then we switch the next evening, and so on. It’s a pretty good set up and it promotes the Biblical principles we’ve […]

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Shaping Your Child’s Discipline With Biblical Doctrine

Raising children is a matter of discipleship and good stewardship. We have a short time as parents to impart the tools, wisdom and basic skills that are necessary for their adult life. But one thing that may get overlooked by Christian families is the importance of teaching good biblical doctrine from an early age. These […]

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“But God”: The Answer to Man’s Depravity

Consider the doctrine of complete depravity with me.┬áIf sinful man is not completely depraved, even from birth, then Christ’s death was not completely necessary. But we are depraved, and it was necessary for Him to die, and this is grace. So What’s the Problem? The mainline problem taken up with this doctrine, I believe, is […]