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When a child dies

Ministry to Grieving Parents

When we witness the anguish, the anger, the questions, the devastation that comes to families that experience the death of a child, we find ourselves desperate to figure out what we can do, what we can say, that will truly help. 985 more words

Christian Theology

LASTing Peace, Week 42, Plain Old, Ordinary, Nothing Special--Me

Ever felt that way? Taking a quick glance at 1 Thessalonians 4, let’s find out how God feels about “ordinary”.

Digging A Little Deeper

Jesus and the Church

Jesus and the Church

How many times does Jesus mention the church?

I’ve asked that question in a number of forums (Reformed University Fellowship, Sunday school, Drug Court Bible Study, the pulpit, and so on), and have received answers ranging from thirty-six to six. 928 more words

Christian Theology

The Holy Love of God

Long ago, Augustine of Hippo pointed out that the desire of every human heart is to experience a love that is transcendent. Regrettably for us today, however, I don’t think there’s any word in the English language that’s been more stripped of the depth of its meaning than the word… 1,054 more words

Christian Theology

Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart

Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart

Tens of thousands of people are absolutely certain of a salvation they do not possess.

If there were a world record for the “number of times asking Jesus into your heart,” I’m pretty sure I would hold it. 1,072 more words

Christian Theology

Theological Structures that Damage/Destroy Our Assurance of Salvation

Written by, Roger Nicole,
Taken from an article written for Ligonier Ministries,
and The Confessing Baptist.

The privilege of assurance…

…which is secured by the work of Christ for His own and which is properly undergirded in the Reformed faith, is damaged or even destroyed in certain other theological structures. 269 more words