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Interceding for the Lost

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Within the church, there is much confusion on the subject of evangelism, specifically the means and methods to be employed to convince unsaved, unconverted, lost men and women to call upon and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. But more concerning than the confusion around the subject of...

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Jim Carrey is Not Far From the Kingdom

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"You can tell my inner life by the darkness in some of (my paintings)." Who even knew that Jim Carrey is an accomplished painter? Not surprising, given his more well-known accomplishments on stage and screen. Makoto Fujimura pointed me to this 6 minute video where Carrey talks about his art. The...

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Going Public with Your Faith

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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit..." These words of Jesus (Matthew 28:19) are some of the last recorded words which He spoke to the disciples before He ascended to the right hand of His Father. It is...

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Isaac Ambrose on Christ's Ascension

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Isaac Ambrose (1604 – 1664) on Christ’s Ascension Consider Christ's ascension into heaven. What, shall he ascend, and shall we not in our contemplations follow after him? Gaze, O my soul, on this wonderful object; thou needest not fear any check from God or angel, so that thy...

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10 Essentials for Sabbath Soul Care

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The Bible, especially the Psalms. Praying the Psalms Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Hymns of Grace The Letters of Samuel Rutherford Walking with God Day by...

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Jared C. Wilson on Old Hymns

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The Gospel of the Kingdom is Like an Old HymnJared C. Wilson The gospel is an old hymn. The gospel is sheet music printed in antiquarian typeface on a yellowed page in a dusty book. It’s the “old, old story” and the “old rugged cross.” It is four verses—and...

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Barbarism in the American Church

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Rod Dreher is Senior Editor at The American Conservative. He made the following observation at a panel discussion hosted by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on August 11, 2015: “The core of barbarism is forgetting: a forgetting of cultural roots, a forgetting of...

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Jesus and Paul and the Women Who Loved Them

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Arguably, one aspect of Jesus's ministry which gets little attention is the way in which he received and responded to the women who ministered to him. In the opening verses of Luke 8 we are introduced to three women by name (and many others unnamed) "who ministered to him out of their...

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What Does it Mean to "Rest" on the Sabbath Day?

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By "rest" we do not mean "idleness." To rest on the Sabbath day is to cease from one kind of working (the ordinary labor and preoccupations of our daily lives) to enter fully into the "rest" provided to us in the working of God, namely the atoning sacrifice of His Son and all of the benefits...

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Good News for Sabbath Breakers

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While at Reformation Heritage Books in Grand Rapids last week I picked up a copy of Nicholas Bownd's work, The True Doctrine of the Sabbath (446 pages and the definitive work on Sabbath observance for Bible believing Christians). None of us has perfectly kept the Ten Commandments. But if there...

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