The Law, the Gospel, and Something about Worship

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By Daniel Bush & Noel Due Excerpt from Daniel Bush & Noel Due, Embracing God as Father: Christian Identity in the Family of God (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014). Because it’s so often misunderstood we need to linger on the relationship between the law and gospel. The freedom we have from the law of God isn’t a freedom from its …

Why Is the Gospel So Irritating?

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By Steve Brown Originally posted on: https://www.keylife.org/articles/why-is-the-gospel-so-irritating. I’ve struggled with anger for most of my life. (In the list of the seven deadly sins, it’s called “wrath.”) I’m a lot better now though. Some of it is old age. Some of it is Jesus. But I’m quite proud of my dealing with my anger. (Now I just have to repent …

Matt Chandler Warns Church Is No Longer about Discipleship but ‘Being Entertained’

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By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter Originally posted on: https://www.christianpost.com/news/matt-chandler-warns-church-is-no-longer-about-discipleship-but-being-entertained-231186/ Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, recently criticized the amusement-driven church and encouraged Christians to participate in the Body of Christ for the purposes of discipleship and community — not entertainment. In a sermon delivered May 12, Chandler shared how, shortly after he …

Who Is the Good Samaritan?

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Originally posted on: https://www.tullian.net/articles/who-is-the-good-samaritan By: Tullian Tchividjian For every good story in the Bible there’s a bad children’s song. This is the one I remember for the Good Samaritan: The man who stopped to help, right when he saw the need; he was such a good, good neighbor, a good example for me. On the surface, this little ditty may …

Good News for Mother’s Day

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by Kimm Crandal Originally posted on: https://www.keylife.org/articles/good-news-for-mothers-day. Mother’s Day is the day that my kids will smother me with the cards and crafts they have made that read “#1 MOM” or “Mom of the Year.” And while they do this I will want to sit them down and talk to them about how we should be honest and how we …

If Christ Be Not Raised

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By: Kenneth Tanner. Originally posted on: https://www.mbird.com/2019/04/if-christ-be-not-raised/. On Holy Saturday, The New York Times published an interview with the president of Union Theological Seminary in which she mentioned a Christian “obsession” with the physicality of our Lord’s resurrection. Count me among the obsessed. There are many witnesses in the New Testament, but John’s testimony that Jesus Christ ate with his …

Four Ways You Can Pray on the National Day of Prayer

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by: Dr. Ronnie Floyd Originally posted on: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dr-ronnie-floyd-four-ways-you-can-pray-on-the-national-day-of-prayer. Once a year, on the first Thursday of May, millions of Americans across all 50 states gather together for a public day of prayer for our nation. It’s the National Day of Prayer, and it’s coming up this week. The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and …

A Letter to the Christian Who Hasn’t Been to Church in a While

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by: Lindsey Maestas Originally posted on: http://www.sparrowsandlily.com/a-letter-to-the-christian-who-hasnt-been-to-church-in-a-while/. Used with permission. Rerun on: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/a-letter-to-the-christian-who-hasn-t-been-to-church-in-a-while.html. “I love Jesus, but I don’t do church.” This is the beginning of a conversation that I have had countless times with people of all different ages, backgrounds and experiences. As well as: “I’m a Christian, but I don’t have to go to church in order to love …

Dads, Take Your Kids to Church!: Fathers’ Outsized Role in Children’s Faith

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by: John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris Originally posted on: http://www.breakpoint.org/2019/03/breakpoint-dads-take-your-kids-to-church/. Used with permission. Rerun on: https://faithit.com/dads-take-your-kids-church-john-stonestreet/. I still remember when Papa Johns came to my hometown. Man, I loved their pizza. Still do. And I loved that it became the pizza of choice for my church’s youth group… But counting on pizza for the success of any youth group …

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Hope Is as Close as the Risen Christ

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This post was first published officially on the Lexham Press blog: https://blog.lexhampress.com/2018/08/29/hope-is-as-close-as-the-risen-christ/. Attending a women’s seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts, for a year, she was pulled from the school by her father in 1848 due to her fragile emotional state that chafed beneath the school’s institutional tone, strict rules, and invasive religious practices. Finding herself averse to many of the …