The RASN in the Pulpit

Gal 4:17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. The goal of the narcissist and his/her cousins (revilers, abusers, sociopaths) is to be regarded...

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It is Not Enough to Know the Facts of Doctrine

"Paul says that ministers must not only be learned and instructed in doctrine, but also powerful both to resist the attacks of the enemies of God and his word and to uproot the seeds the devil has sown for a...

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What is The Church – Really?

Eph 2:19-22 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, (20) built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being...

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In Defense of Fellowship by Distance

Col 2:1-5 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, (2) that their hearts may be encouraged, being...

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Innocent of Evil does not Mean Ignorance of Evil

Mat 10:16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. How many of you were taught in your family or in your church, as  you grew...

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Creeps Creep in Among us – We must be more Watchful

Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. I was reading from Thomas...

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When the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?

But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...

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Many Churches are Led by Unregenerate People

1Ti 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. I have been a pastor now for approaching 40 years. I have been the pastor of four...

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Beware of the Scribes

And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who...

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Cool Academia has a Place – but not always

I have been thinking a lot lately about how we are often pressured, especially in the world of theology and writing and blogging, to maintain a cool professionalism that never gets torqued.  A polite respectability if you will that leaves...

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