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Chosen by God – Passages About All, the World, and Whosoever

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As noted in the previous post, there are many passages in the Old and New Testaments that speak about the idea of God choosing to save some individuals out of … Continued


Chosen by God – The Biblical Basis for Election

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At a Bible study that I attended when I was in high school I first learned about a concept believed by some Christians called election – this is, the idea … Continued


Chosen By God – What About Those Not Chosen?

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Over the next few weeks, we will explore aspects of the doctrine of “election” on this blog to complement a sermon series called “Chosen.” Before looking at various passages that … Continued


Because He Lives – He Sits on the Throne

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The reality of Jesus’s resurrection should give us hope and confidence in this world, knowing that though we die, we shall be raised from the dead just like Jesus. Last … Continued


Because He Lives – He Prays for Me

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Our salvation was secured when Jesus died on the cross (as he said, “It is finished”) and rose again. However, that doesn’t mean that Jesus is retired. His work is … Continued


Because He Lives – 10 Reasons to Believe the Resurrection

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In the previous post, we looked at how the resurrection of Jesus changes us; we have hope to face tomorrow and need not be afraid “Because He Lives.” Those truths … Continued


Because He Lives

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On Easter Sunday we sang the song, “Because He Lives.” This song was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither and published 50 years ago – in 1971. It has been … Continued


Failing to Pray is Planning to Fail

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“Failing to plan is planning to fail” is a familiar expression and loved by those of us who are planners! During the past few months, and especially during this Holy … Continued


Annunciation Day and Holy Week

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The week beginning on Palm Sunday and leading up to Easter Sunday is often called “Holy Week.” Because the date of Easter changes each year (it is the first Sunday … Continued


Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Part 5) – Engaging In Battle

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Having learned more about Satan and demons over the past several posts, I now want to focus on spiritual warfare – that is, how are we to engage Satan and … Continued


Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Part 4)- Posession and Demonization

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Discussions about Satan and demons often turn to the topic of demon possession. There are many questions people have about demon possession: Does demon possession we read about in the … Continued


Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Part 3) – Activity and Strategies

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The Bible does not give much information on the origins of Satan and the demons. However, there is a lot of discussion about what these entities are doing — it … Continued


Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Part 2) – Nature and Origins

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As discussed in the post last week, the Bible affirms the reality of evil spiritual forces which are engaging us in a battle, seeking to draw us away from God. … Continued


Satan, Demons, and Spirtual Warfare (Part 1) – Overview

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I have recently been thinking a lot about the reality that we are in a spiritual battle with forces of evil. This caused me to read and research on the … Continued


Questions on Heaven and Hell – Part 3

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In this final post related to our series on heaven and hell, we will look at questions submitted regarding the eternal fate of people in various circumstances, particular issues concerning … Continued


Questions on Heaven and Hell – Part 2

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We handled some of the questions we received about heaven and hell in the post last week. This week we answer more of these questions, many of which deal with … Continued


Questions on Heaven and Hell – Part 1

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Faith Church just concluded a four-week series called “Heaven and Hell: Life, Death, and the Afterlife.” The messages in the series addressed some key truths from the Bible about what … Continued


Old Truths for the New Year – Prayer of Confession from Book of Common Prayer

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Over the last couple of weeks I have shared some thoughts from two of my favorite church documents: the Westminster Shorter Catechism and the Heidelberg Catechism. This week I want … Continued


Old Truths for the New Year – Heidelberg Catechism Q and A 1

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A new year often offers us hope that things will change for the better and challenges faced in the past will be resolved or overcome. I think 2021 had more … Continued


Old Truths for the New Year – Westminster Shorter Catechism Q & A 1-3

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As we begin a new year, we often have high hopes and expectations. For some reason, the start of a new year – not a new week or new month … Continued