Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Substance is of Christ! [Colossians Pt. 13]

“We must start with the doctrine, and out of that will come the life, the experience, everything we need.” I just read this great quote from Martin Lloyd-Jones. He says this in one of his sermons from the Gospel of … Continue reading

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Avoiding Shipwreck [1 Timothy Pt. 6]

Ministry is tough! How tough? Paul described it to Timothy as “waging the good warfare.” That’s right, the ministry is a difficult task. The fact that this was prophesied to Timothy was a reason to be encouraged to that task. … Continue reading

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Circumcision of Christ [Colossians Pt.12]

Legalism: the belief that we need to earn or keep God’s favor by righteous acts or religious observance. It is the oldest form of religion. It is the way that many of us as fallen creatures naturally see ourselves in … Continue reading

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How Does the Church Grow?

I had the privilege of addressing the pastors and elders of the Ohio Christian Union churches this past week on the subject of what makes “successful church growth” take place. I believe that the answer is so simple that we … Continue reading

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Responding to God’s Justice and Mercy [1 Timothy Pt.5]

When you consider the justice of God, His righteous judgment of those who violate His standard, What is your heart’s response? Is it anger? Fear? Self-Righteousness? Many don’t like the thought of God’s Justice and yet as the Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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Perfect in Christ [Colossians Pt.11]

What is the purpose of the Church in the world? What should our goal be as far as ministry? Many believe that it is either to evangelize¬† or to worship and glorify God. I would say that they are part … Continue reading

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What Would You Suffer For? [Colossians Pt.10]

What is there in your life that you value the most? What would you willingly suffer for? Family, Home, Way of Life? In this series from Colossians we have seen Paul’s acknowledgment of the reality of the faith of the … Continue reading

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