WHO IS GOD? WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? WHAT IS THE COST OF FOLLOWING JESUS?

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), these are especially lonely times for some people. Solitude leads to contemplation. For most of us, there are four big questions. –Why am I here? –What is right and wrong? –What brings me meaning –What happens to a human being when I die? List from Ravi Zacharias (an expert in …

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Differing Resurrection Accounts and No Resurrection in Mark’s Gospel?

An objection I hear quite frequently from skeptics is that there is no resurrection account found in the Gospel of Mark. Honestly, I’ve always found this objection to the resurrection puzzling because more or less the Gospel of Mark in the first eight verses has the essential circumstantial evidence of the tomb of Jesus being …

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God uses Oppression to draw you to Him; Repentance is a gift of grace.

How do we make proper sense of plagues and disasters when they come? Are they always temporal punishments? Afflictions are not always temporal punishments. Sometimes they can be temporal punishments or natural consequences for specific sin but more importantly afflictions are consequence for general sin, which is used to call us closer to God. It …

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‘The Sinners Prayer’ is not the Gospel.

Today’s sermon review is from Sermon Audio and can be found here. You can download the PDF here. The title of this sermon is: ‘Don’t Put It Off!’By Denis LyleLurgan Baptist Church Bible Text: Acts 24:24-27 “22 But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, “When Lysias, the commanding officer, comes down, I will …

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When it seems Heaven has Locked you out; is the Word Sufficient?

In these trying times many churches have closed their doors weeks ago. They would send out an email or Facebook post saying words of comfort yet their actions say panic. Once fully fed sheep would be left without Holy Absolution, Eucharist, Baptism, and Word. They would have to supplement at home with little help from …

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Plagues are signs of Eternal Anger to Point us to Christ

Plagues are signs. Signs of wrath. Signs of anger. Yet for one purpose, that is to bring everyone to repentance, to show the anger of God and to bring to faith in Christ. For us Christian’s, this is an excellent opportunity to preach the Gospel. Sickness is temporal, it can lead to death, and everyone …

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Law and Gospel; the Lutheran Understanding

DIVISIONS OF THEOLOGY CONCEIVED AS DOCTRINE. - John Theodore Mueller Theology, considered objectively, is Christian doctrine, or Bible doctrine, which, as we have seen before, is inspired in all its parts, so that in the whole Bible there is not a single teaching which is not divinely given and profitable for salvation. Nevertheless, while it is …

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