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“Biblically Sound” Denominations in Light of the Judgment

Someone asked me which denominations are biblically sound. I wrote this answer. I don’t think a “denomination” is biblically sound. I believe that, biblically, the church is all the Christians in my town. It would be awesome if we had … Continue reading

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LOVE and Good Works: COVID-19 Is a Launch Pad for the Church

I get Facebook friend requests from Christians in Africa and India on a regular basis. I have no idea how many of those actually read my posts. If any of them do, then I want to announce to them that … Continue reading

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Escaping the Corruption That Is in the World Through Lust

In the last post we talked about the promise of the Gospel: because of grace sin will no longer have power over us, and we will escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. We talked about the … Continue reading

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The Church, Part IV: Speaking to One Another

Let’s move from theory to some real practical matters. I want to work with two passages of Scripture today. I’m going to list them, and then I’m just going to refer back to what they say without referencing them a … Continue reading

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The Church as a Corporation

Somebody got the bright idea a few years ago that churches should be managed like businesses. So pastors became CEOs, and ministry was put on an assembly line.—J. Lee Grady I agree with the J. Lee Grady, except on the … Continue reading

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From There To Here: The Story of the Church

The apostles have preached the Gospel to us from the Lord Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ [has done so] from179 God. Christ therefore was sent forth by God, and the apostles by Christ. … Having therefore received their orders … they … Continue reading

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A Systematic Theology of Early Christianity

So today I am going to give a quick overview of my view–no, the historical and apostolic view–of the Christian life. I am going to leave things out, not on purpose, because spiritual things don’t outline well. Continue reading

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Leukemia in the Body of Christ

I apparently stopped being notified by email of comments on this blog. I had a couple that sat for a few days before being approved. Sorry. This is an email I wrote to someone. This is now in the “thinking … Continue reading

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The Church

I read the following in a daily devotion that I get from http://www.austin-sparks.net. The higher position of “Ephesians” is this – that now, being quickened and raised together with Christ and seated in the heavenlies is a matter of relatedness … Continue reading

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Churches as Communities (Larry Crabb)

A friend posted this quote on Facebook. It’s too good to pass up. I have nothing to add to it. I just want to tell you it’s from Larry Crabb. I haven’t read any of his booksin over 20 years, … Continue reading

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