Christian LifeLife in the Word

A Bible-Based Life

We live in an age where many people claim to know God but do not have any interest in really living according to the Bible. We often encounter people who are happy to love God as long as they can live for themselves. However, the Christianity of the New Testament was a radically different kind…

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Christian Life

What I Learned from a New Believer

The look on Scott’s face was priceless as he sat across the table at the Starbucks down the road from the church. He had just discovered that the New Testament books were named after either the men who wrote them or the city in which their recipients lived. I must admit it was refreshing to…

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Christian Life

The Proof of the Resurrection

We will gather at our churches this Sunday morning to celebrate the greatest event in the Christian faith – the physical resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. While you and I will gather to celebrate an event that we believe really happened, there will be thousands upon thousands of people who will attend…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

Pondering the Works of God

Years ago, I remember regularly hearing Dr. Les Ollila speak in chapel. It was always a blessing to hear him preach; however, his Monday chapels were especially impactful. Generally, in the first ten minutes of the chapel he asked the students and staff to recount any recent work of God they had personally experienced over…

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Christian Life

Excellence Begins in the Mind

For almost two decades, the business community has been in love with the elusive pursuit of excellence. Tens of thousands of pages have been written in hundreds of books by scores of experts, each proclaiming the “true path” to excellence. Excellence is obviously a key to financial success in the business world, but it is…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

From the Tower

Let’s return to our discussion on Habakkuk. Habakkuk voiced a prayer of complaint that many of God’s people since then have cried out in their own heart – “Lord, why do You let wicked men prosper…especially when they oppress those who are striving to live righteously before You? How long will You let this injustice,…

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Ministry Life

On the Call to Ministry

Throughout the long history the Church, her Lord has consistently called, equipped, gifted, and established in her midst those men who He appoints as shepherds to lead and feed His flock. The imagery associated with this process involves the use of shepherding terms. And that metaphor had significant and robust meaning for a first-century believer.…

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Jesus – Bread of Life

Bread, according to Google, is “food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked.”[1] Almost every human who has ever lived has at some point of time tasted bread. So important to life and so common to mankind is bread that it is an ever-present staple at mealtime. Bread…

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Christian LifeReformation

One Little Word

The triumph of truth over darkness is one of the central themes of any objective examination of the Reformation. Those truths can be summarized as follows: The formal (foundational) principle of the Reformers – Sola Scriptura The material principles – three truths related tot the true Gospel and the nature of justification Sola Gratia Sola…

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