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Heaven: Christ is Central

In his book, God is the Gospel, John Piper asked: The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Gospels

On Sunday we talked about the danger of counterfeit gospels and the need to be aware of them. Trevin Wax, an author (and blogger/editor/publisher),  has written on counterfeit gospels in both book and article form. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Racial Reconciliation

Brandon and I have had the privilege of being at the MLK50 Conference this week. The conference was hosted by The Gospel Coalition and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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The Gardener

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will … Continue reading

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“Gospel Fluency”

“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” -Ephesians 4:15 In his book, Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt wrote the following referencing the verse above: …if we are … Continue reading

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One Another

I had the privilege of spending this past weekend in Boston with Pastor Kevin Sanders, his family, and church family. In the Sanders’ home, I noticed a list sampling some of the “one another” passages from the New Testament. I … Continue reading

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The Christian Counterculture

In the previous post, I wrote of how the church is to be a counterculture. This week I finished reading Nancy Pearcey’s recent book, Love Thy Body. After noting how the early church was countercultural within its Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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“Talking Points”

Recently in a sermon, I mentioned the importance of the church being a counterculture for those who will be seeking refuge after the idols touted by the world fail them. When this happens many will turn to an alternative idol, … Continue reading

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A Final Exhortation

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (7:24) On this past Sunday, we concluded our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Sinclair … Continue reading

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Denying Self

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” -Matthew 16:24 In the sermon on Sunday, I offered the following statements from Sam Allberry on this … Continue reading

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