The Challenge of Discipleship

Most Christians are familiar with the Great Commission. Before leaving them, Jesus told His disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to […]

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What Happened at the Cross?

The wrath of God was absorbed in Jesus Christ – completely, finally, decisively. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us – for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’” (Galatians 3:13). Christ bore our sins – every sin. “He himself bore our […]

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What Makes a Church Relevant?

Yesterday I met with a group of pastors to discuss how we can be “relevant” as churches. There were a lot of ideas brought forth in our discussion and I don’t intend to regurgitate everything that was said. What I would like to do is share with you where I landed in this whole discussion. […]

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The Bible in a Year

This past Sunday at church, I passed out a one-year bible reading plan to our congregation. I encouraged them to consider reading through the Bible over the next 365 days. I know it can be challenging to maintain that kind of pace, but the benefits are enormous for those who follow through on it. There […]

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