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The Gospel and Worship

In our weekly men’s Bible study (Tuesdays, 6 am @ 2401 Ave. 396, Kingsburg), we have been examining the content and implications of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church. In the opening lines of the letter, Paul comes again and again to a powerful gospel theme for our daily lives in Christ. From God’s sovereign election in eternity past, to His regenera...

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Why Talk About Sin?

We often find it uncomfortable to talk about sin, particularly our own. Our flesh steers us to talk about other people’s sin but avoid scriptural applications that divulge or convict us of our own sin. It is essential that we have an awareness and understanding of our own sin and the sinful nature of the world in order to fully appreciate what God has done. Below ar...

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Raising Idolaters: Know The Danger

It takes no effort as a parent to teach children to worship. Children are born worshippers. It takes a great deal of grace effort, however, to raise children to be worshippers of the one true God. John Calvin is credited with saying, “The human heart is a factory of idols…Everyone of us is, from his mother’s womb, expert in inventing idols.” Godâ...

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Love Christ

What do I do when a loved one rejects the gospel? More specifically, when a loved one passes away apart from Christ, do I bend the truth? Compromise is easy, particularly in cliché phrases: “at least he or she is not suffering any more” or “may he or she rest in peace.” In reality, nothing is further from the truth....

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