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The Destruction of Legalism
April 20, 2020
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Note: by Joe Cassada Welcome to the fourth and final article in this series within a series. If I may, I’d like to preface this last post with a word of thanks to Tom Brennan for entrusting me with the important task of addressing a complicated issue – one that,…
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Social Distance Ministry: Some Quick Tips
April 6, 2020
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The quick spike in Coronavirus cases and lockdowns around the world have left many in ministry scratching our heads about how to engage the local church and the community in this new age of social distancing.  We started a discussion around the topic at the IBNet forum.  The following ministry…
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What Does the Bible Say about Pandemics?
March 27, 2020
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A Summary of Biblical Words for Infectious Outbreaks The outbreak of the coronavirus disease called COVID-19 has surprised many of us. Yet infectious outbreaks and pandemics are nothing new. They’ve occurred throughout history and the Bible mentions them a lot, especially in the Old Testament (OT). So, what does the…
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Strong Faith – Weak Faith
March 25, 2020
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“And being not weak in faith…he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith” (Romans 4:19, 20 excerpted). Abraham, known as the “father of faith,” experienced interludes and intervals of weak faith during his one-hundred-seventy-five-year sojourn on this earth.  However, as he progressed in…
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The Detection of Legalism
March 23, 2020
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This is the third 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. In the last two posts, I warned that two popular understandings of legalism will…
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Continual Coming
December 27, 2019
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“...that men ought always to pray, and not to faint..lest by her continual coming...” Luke 18:1, 5 First Thessalonians ends with a short series of short sentences, one of which is “Pray without ceasing.” What that does not mean is just as obvious as what that does mean. The Holy…
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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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Consider Jesus Christ
September 17, 2019
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“...consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” “Now consider how great this man was...” “For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself...” Hebrews 3:1; 7:4; 12:3 The cited word consider means “to observe fully, to contemplate, to draw analogy or conclusion, to participate…
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Does God Speak Through Sign Gifts Today?
August 7, 2019
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Does God speak through the sign gifts today? By sign gifts, we mean any miraculous gifts used in the New Testament for the purpose of authenticating a person or message as originating from God (e.g. Acts 14:3).  According to an increasing number of Christians, He does. The Charismatic Movement Tongues…
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