Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

“Gordon and Emma met at a church function. She was an admirable young woman, and he was a fairly new pastor. Their wedding day seemed to be the launch of a godly couple in the promise of fruitful ministry in the decades ahead. But just a few days into their honeymoon, all of Emma’s dreams […]

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Not Ashamed

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew and then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: […]

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The Shame of the Gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16 Let’s make an assumption here. The apostle Paul would not have said these words if he didn’t feel there was reason to be ashamed. If there were nothing shameful about the gospel, […]

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Today’s False Gospels

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.” (Galatians 1:6-7) There are false gospels all around […]

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The Ironies of the Cross

1. The Man Who Is Mocked As King Is The King (Matthew 27:27-31) Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on […]

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Jesus Paid It All

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)   In this one verse, the essence of the gospel is explained. To all those who would believe upon His name, Jesus became our substitute through his death […]

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Danger is Lurking

Last Thursday (March 15th) I was working in my office when a lady from our church knocked on the door. I could immediately tell that something was wrong. “Dan, do you not know that there is a fire in the house next door?” I looked out the window and sure enough, there was smoke everywhere. […]

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