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God with You: The Gospel is about Relationship

In the perennial discussions of Calvinistic-Reformed theologies and the various other interpretations of soteriological reality, from extreme to extreme, these tertiary issues of “how” one is saved overshadow the main thing: God himself and the fact that he saves [in … Continue reading

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Contextualization’s 2 Ditches: Legalism & License

contextualization is a hot-word for all persons dealing with cross-cultural issues/ministry/work: how far can i go along with the locals’ culture and practice without being unbiblical? this ends up voiced in questions like: is this local practice “just for fun” … Continue reading

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On the Image of God

GENESIS 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all … Continue reading

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Immediate Immersion: the Acts, the New Testament & the Early Church On When to Baptize (Acts 2)

The issue for the church in discipling new believers is following the principle of baptism: a test of true faith as the new believer’s first step of obedient love for Christ. Discipleship is the fruit of salvation, and the way of those that are saved. Baptism is the first step of discipleship, according to the practice/method of the early church throughout Acts. Continue reading

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Old Abandoned Buildings & Man’s Mortality

Old abandoned buildings are nothing in and of themseles, but they are significant signs of the passing of time, the change of people and places, the lives and deaths of people, the arising of ideas and needs and wants of people that built the building for a purpose that time has proved to be obsolete and faded into the unknown inconsequential past that no one really remembers ith any regard or importance. Continue reading

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What is the Gospel? EPHESIANS 2:1-10 (Part IV): The Result

“For we are his masterpiece, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God previously prepared that in them we should walk.” Much more than workmanship (Romans 1:20), those who believe in faith and hope and trust in Jesus for their salvation and only hope become God’s children: this new life and identity means mere workmanship becomes masterpieces! Continue reading

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What is the Gospel? EPHESIANS 2:1-10 (Part III): The Difference

God is. He is holy and gracious and rich in mercy and abounding in love, and this love he loves us with is the greatest conceivable kind of love ever! “But God…” is a promise: Continue reading

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