The Grave Necessity of a Hideous Hell

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Hell is unashamedly a terrible doctrine. Yet, as we will see a necessary doctrine. We will look at five reasons why a hideous hell is necessary. See the following passages for references to hell: Luke 12:47-48; Hebrews 6:1-2; 10:27; 2 Peter 2:4,9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 14:10-11,13-14; 19:3; 20:10,13-14; 21:7-8 (See also: Deut. 32:22; Is. 33:14-15; […]

Ephesians: Introduction

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“Hello! I am…” is our next sermon series. We are going to look at the book Ephesians and see how are identity is reshaped in and through Jesus Christ. I am going to be blogging about Ephesians in the coming weeks as well. Ephesians is an amazing book. It is like Scripture in miniature. It […]

Meth, joy, and the affects of worship

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I was looking at some “before and after pictures” of meth addicts today. It is haunting and sad. I can only think of Romans 1:18-32. When we deny God and look for satisfaction in other things we become less human. We reflect His image less and less. Sin is counterintuitive. It can look so good, […]

How Do You See The World?

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We all have dispositions. A certain bend to live one way and not another. We all see the world through a lens. A lens of upbringing, culture, education, and more. We each have a view of the world. This is known as a worldview. So, what is your worldview? How do you view the world […]

Religious Affections

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“For although to true religion, there must indeed be something else besides affection, yet true religion consists so much in the affections, that there can be no true religion without them. He who has no religious affection, is in a state of spiritual death, and is wholly destitute of the powerful, quickening, saving influences of […]

Godly vs. Worldly Sorrow

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“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— [9]yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as […]

The Life for our life

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damp, dark, cold, and silent enclosed by a shroud in the earth the Life lays lifeless the only thing that truly is, is not? the Life lay lifeless? the immortal infinite slain? damp, dark, cold, and silent from life’s surmise but from a different gaze outside of life’s maze Life lay not lifeless but death […]

Do “Calvinists” Practice Evangelism?

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During the California Gold Rush (1848-55), men and women left everything they knew to go “out West” because they knew that there was a chance – a good chance – that they would strike gold. Clearly, they would not have left family, friends, and security to go West if there was only a random chance […]

What Does God Say About Abortion?

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A few years ago, I studied the topic of abortion in some depth. In the process I watched a documentary called “The Miracle of Life.” It was amazing, though at some points disgusting. It was very graphic and showed actual footage of the goings-on inside a woman’s body during pregnancy. There was one point in […]