The Best Little Church in America

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No, I am not referring to Grace Crossing Church. I know, I know, you are surprised! I am talking about the most influential church, or at least for kids: your home! Parents have more influence on their kids then pastors, teachers, TV stars, and athletes. This is due to their relationship to their kids and […]

Come Lord Jesus Come

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“Come, Lord Jesus come!” is a phrase I have found myself echoing more and more (Rev. 22:20). When I see the news and the terrible things that happen, women being abducted, people being massacred, a chorus goes off in my head, “Come, Lord Jesus come!” Rid this world of the sin that so consumes it. […]

Church Discipline

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What is church discipline and is it biblical?   Introduction. The subject of church discipline is a difficult but important one. Many things must be understood regarding church discipline if we are going to faithfully carry out the task God has given us. Is Church Discipline Culturally Acceptable? People say that church discipline is not […]

Gleanings from Biographies (part five)

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They Spent their Time Wisely Edwards knew the preciousness of time in fact he wrote a treatise on “The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming it.” Why is time valuable and precious? Edwards answers, “Because a happy or miserable eternity depends on the good or ill improvement of it” for you and for […]

Vital Connection, Not Mere Contact

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Vital connection to the local expression of Christ’s body is very important to our spiritual life. I say “vital connection” because that is what is so needed, that is what is so important. It is one thing to go sit in a church gathering and sing songs and hear the pastor proclaim God’s truth. It […]

Inspirational Conversation

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J. C. Ryle has said, “Conference on spiritual subjects is a most important means of grace. As iron sharpens iron, so does exchange of thoughts with brethren sharpen a believer’s soul. It brings down a special blessing on all who make a practice of it” (Expository Thoughts on Luke, 498). This has been true in […]

Adam Clark on Matthew 22:37

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What is implied in loving God with all the heart, soul, mind, strength, etc., and when may a man be said to do this? 1. He loves God with all his heart, who loves nothing in comparison of him, and nothing but in reference to him: – who is ready to give up, do, or […]