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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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Under Grace
July 16, 2019
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Note: This post deals with Paul's use of the phrase under grace in Romans 6. But I think to understand this post in context you should first read the post that deals with Paul's preceding phrase, not under the law. It can be found here. Romans 6:14-15For sin shall not…
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Not Under Law
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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The Leaven of Society
June 28, 2019
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“...bring forth him that...cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones." (Lev. 24:23) If one conducted a poll and asked what one blight upon culture has contributed most to the downfall of society, answers would vary. One would claim the worst problem to be abortion on demand while…
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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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