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April 19, 2017

John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. 549 more words


A Hard Forehead and A Stubborn Heart

Near the beginning of the book of Ezekiel God calls Ezekiel, saying to him, “But the house of Israel will not listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me; because all the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart” (3.7, NRSV). 663 more words


Action or Reaction?

How does a Christ follower live? How does a collective of Christ followers function? Are we to be people who take action or people who react? 816 more words

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Doddridge on being a minister

Philip Doddridge, D.D., in Lectures on Preaching and the Several Branches of the Ministerial Office, 1808, Boston. The lectures were not published until after Doddridge had died. 598 more words

An Ox Stands Between An Altar And A Plough

This week’s lectures from Dr. York on Pastoral Ministry focus on the call to a specific ministry. How does one know if they are being called to a specific ministry? 366 more words

Scars, Scabs and Open Wounds

With Facebook asking me every time I login “what’s on your mind?” I do believe I am obligated to oblige. It’s time to tell the world about the struggles I have, the lunch I ate, the sins I commit, my mental and physical health issues, and of course the latest person to offend me along with frequent updates as to my location. 925 more words

Christian Life

How to change, part twelve

If we are going to grow spiritually we have to reject wrong ideas about growing spiritually.

Which, sounds tough, I know, but it’s real. There are very wrong ideas about spirituality that will do us serious damage, and we’ve begun looking at Colossians 2:16ff where Paul takes the time to identify three specific characteristics of the kind of teaching we need to be on guard against. 2,031 more words

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