Christian Life

This the Power of the Cross

Very few holy days have been observed with greater antiquity or with more solemn and unified participation. This holiday has been celebrated for almost 2000 years by Christians around the globe. It is one of the few holy days in the calendar that has not been entirely commercialized, sentimentalized, or trivialized by marketers or consumers.…

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Confronting Our Culture

"A cunning Canaanite! Deceitful scales are in his hand; He loves to oppress.” –Hosea 12:7 Like ancient Israel in Hosea’s day, the modern church has become enamored with and enslaved by her surrounding culture. So much so that the church looks, thinks, and acts more like the world she was called to reach than the…

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Protection against Presumptuous Sin

Students of Scripture have long said that Psalm 19 is the Psalm about God’s revelation.  For example, the first six verses speak to “general revelation” while verses 7-9 speak about “divine revelation.”  The final section of the psalm (10-14) speaks of the value and proper response we should have to this revelation. All of this…

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Who Gets to Stay with God?

I was reading Psalm 15 and was struck by the question in verse one – “Who gets to stay with God and enjoy His presence?” Verses two through five answer that question in terms of outward behavior. The person who gets to enjoy God's presence must be a person who is marked by righteousness. The…

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Life in Our World

Choose Life!

This post is taken from a message I preached at Bob Jones University's chapel on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. To listen to the audio of the message, click here. This past Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of a monumental decision handed down by the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 in a case known as…

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