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Bible.09: Carefully Investigated Everything

When I had to do research as a kid, I just hoped that the school library had something on my topic or could get it for me on loan in several weeks.  Today with the internet, the problem is access… Continue Reading →

With Fear and Trembling

With the invention of the printing press in 1455 a.d. there must have been a bunch of unemployed monks who no longer needed to painstakingly copy every jot and tittle of Scripture by candlelight in a dark monastery.  Suddenly, the… Continue Reading →

Bible.07: By Living According to Your Word

In all 176 verses in this psalm about God’s Word, one in particular gives us the cure for sin and selfishness: we need to be “living according to your word” (Psalm 119:9).  Great!  But, someone new to Christianity can be… Continue Reading →

Bible.06: As They Do the Other Scriptures

The cross is the dividing line in history.  If the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, then the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.  So, how did we get the 27 books that fill the ‘canon’ or ‘rule… Continue Reading →

Bible.05: That is Written About Me

The starting bid on ebay for a “signed” copy of the Bible was $1,000,000.69.  That’s ridiculous for anyone who knows anything about the Bible–even if Jesus purportedly used a blue Expo marker and dotted the ‘i’ in ‘Christ’ with a… Continue Reading →

Bible.04: But Men Spoke from God

A parent leaves a kid at home with a note that reads “Clean your room!”  The kid respects the parent’s authority and so obeys the command, but if he interprets the note how he wants by stuffing toys out-of-sight in… Continue Reading →

Seasoned with Salt

Benevolence springs from who we are in Christ.  Edification is the building up of and teaching truth to everyone around us so that we can get to our third main value as Christians: evangelism.  We can not, however, share the… Continue Reading →

Bible.03: By What Authority

“Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him.  ‘By what authority are you doing these things?’ they asked.  ‘And who gave you this authority?’” Matthew 21:23. … Continue Reading →

Take One/Leave One

The English teacher in me always get excited when I pass one of those free lending libraries around our area and see someone poking through the books.  It is an informal way for neighbors to help neighbors.  That’s how I… Continue Reading →

Fundamentals of repentance

Kevin Cauley, in New Boston TX, starts a series on “Repentance Fundamentals.” You can see his extensive outline and listen to the audio at this link. Repentance is a topic that frequently needs to be addressed, as often perhaps as… Continue Reading →

Outline: Preaching about sex

Matthew Morine published a lengthy outline on his website that deals with how to preach about sex. He deals with “The tension of a sexual culture,” “The tension of a sacred church,” and “The tension of intertexuality.” Consult the outline here.

Now available: The Right Kind of Christianity

The printer has delivered the book, The Right Kind of Christianity, and you can purchase it now. With 13 chapters, the book makes an excellent quarterly study for groups and classes. Twelve brothers on three continents contributed to the book…. Continue Reading →

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