4 Ways to Fight Clean Over Doctrine

It’s the fall semester of the new year at the local Bible college. Tim and Ted are brand-new, computer-selected, freshman roommates in the guys’ dorm. Tim became a Calvinist about six months ago. He reads Reformed books, listens to Reformed podcasts, talks incessantly about Reformed theology, and just got a “Soli Deo Gloria” tattoo. Ted is his…

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JESUS LOSES NO ONE

““All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose…

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The Gospel Flowing In and Out

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who…

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A New Creation in Christ

This morning as I was walking and talking with God in the wonder of a glorious spring morning, a morning filled with the promise of the new life that follows winter, my mind turned to the words of the Apostle Paul, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things…

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WILL GOD BE FAITHFUL?

Psalm 22 contains some of the most heart-wrenching cries to God recorded in all of the Psalms. God himself is on trial and David asks, “Will God remain faithful?” This is the song of a believer who experiences great suffering and wonders where God is. It is a psalm that, in the midst of injustice, wonders…

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The Gift of Wonder

As I walked through a mountain valley near my home in the early morning hours today, I was time and time again overcome with a sense of wonder at the scope of the scenery that surrounded me; so much so that I began to wonder about wonder.  How does one measure wonder?  From where does wonder…

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DON’T DIMINISH THE CROSS

We’re excited to announce that Pastor Matt Chandler’s new Re:lit book, The Explicit Gospel, just hit digital and phyical store shelves today. Read an adapted excerpt from it below. Because I didn’t have a lot of church background, I struggled for a long time to understand certain phrases common in the evangelical community. First and foremost is this…

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THE IDOLATRY OF INDIVIDUALISM

Through our relationship with him and our relationships with other believers, God is in the process of restoring his image in us. He is making us like himself. He does this by his Spirit, as his grace and Word are applied to our lives through the incarnational ministry of believers one-to-another. God uses means to…

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Regarding Others as More Important than Self

“If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.  Do nothing from selfishness or empty…

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Why Preaching Matters Most

  Author: Jared Musgrove   1 If you’re reading this, you’ve likely logged a lot of hours listening to sermons. Can you explain why you do this? Our postmodern contemporaries have a pretty fair lead on the anthropological truth behind our listening: Human beings are hearers. And having tapped into this reality, they are all about…

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