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Pastoral Authority and Questions

If I do not do these things, I am not training people to lead, I am just training people to be loud. Continue reading

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Luke’s Early Chapters — Key Concepts

Usually, when I preach through a book, I tend to preach in some depth, verse by verse.  I’ve been known to spend an entire sermon on one verse.  (No one EVER accuses me of saying too little :)). My current … Continue reading

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His Word Will not Return Void — When Copies Differ (1)

Just as a teacher who deviates from truth doesn’t “ring true” to us, so also a copy which deviates from the words God gave won’t “ring true”. Why? The Spirit is not confirming the Word in our hearts, because it isn’t the truth of the Word that is being taught by the erring teacher or recorded on the inaccurate copy. Continue reading

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Finding Christ in Proverbs — and Finding Proverbs in Christ

Proverbs, for all its work of conviction of sin, as a schoolmaster, is also a book of hope. If our case was hopeless, if there were no way for God to be pleased with us, the entire book would be wasted words spoken to wasted hearts. Proverbs, after knocking us into the pit of despair by revealing our desperate conviction, says to us, “God gives wisdom. Do not despair. God can and will be pleased with you, if you follow wisdom and the fear of the Lord. He will make a way.” Continue reading

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