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The Definition of Legalism
November 29, 2019
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This is the second in a four post mini-series on legalism set within the context of this series on grace. These are by Pastor Joe Cassada of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Previously, I mentioned that two popular understandings of legalism fail to take the battle…
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The Danger of Legalism
September 22, 2019
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Note: In planning this blog series on grace I felt I wanted to cover the subject of legalism in some depth. I have asked my good friend, Pastor Joe Cassada, of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri, to address this topic for us. This is the first…
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Under Grace
July 2, 2019
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Romans 6:14-15For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. We come now to one of the most critical and most critically misunderstood aspects…
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An Atmosphere of Grace
February 1, 2019
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In the last post we discussed Peter's wondrous turn of phrase: "growing in grace". I likened it to a plant that grows in the soil, and we discussed briefly being rooted in Christ and established in the faith. I want to return to Peter's primary thought today, and specifically to…
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I Have Seen Thy Tears
January 17, 2019
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“...I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears...” (II Kings 20:5) Brief study of II Kings 20 will demonstrate that this chapter falls during the reign of Sargon, the Assyrian who was king after Shalmaneser and before Sennacherib. Among the evidences of this order of events is that,…
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3 Reasons to Think Biblically About Everything
October 2, 2018
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We Christians are often guilty of “compartmentalizing”; that is, placing God in his little box while we--living in the “real world”--take care of our own problems and live according to our own devices. But the Bible advances a different view of reality. On this view, there is no ultimate significance…
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Giving Grace
August 19, 2018
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Peter tells us that grace is a many-splendored thing. (I Peter 4:10)Thus far we have examined two aspects of grace, saving grace – the unmerited favor that results in my salvation, and helping grace – the unmerited favor that helps me to do what God tells me to do. In this post I…
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Pie in the Sky or Steak on the Plate: What is Christianity?
July 12, 2018
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The old preacher once said, “I’m glad for the pie in sky when I die, but I’d like some steak on my plate while I wait!” Although this is a lighthearted remark, sadly, it is representative of the way a vast number of people understand classical Christianity. The idea advanced…
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