Reformation

The word “reformed” is a buzzword in Christian circles. But the term is seldom defined and it therefore has a wide range of meanings among those who use it. In general, when we speak of reformation in a biblical sense, we mean to turn away from faulty beliefs & practices… and back to the standards set

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Defending the Weak

Biblical masculinity is rapidly eroding among professing Christian men. In fact, let’s just say that masculinity in general is eroding in our society because it’s now viewed as socially aberrant. Weakness among men is now promoted as a social virtue. Being “soft” is the new ideal. During the Rio Olympics, corporate sponsors spent millions promoting transgendered

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Moralism

In many ways, graceless moralism is further removed from God’s kingdom than outright immorality. That’s because moralists often see no need for God’s grace in themselves. To the upright pagan moralist, Paul argues in Romans 2:1 that such a person who judges another is actually more guilty than those they presume to condemn. Then Paul uses a direct

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The Current State of Affairs

We all need encouragement. After all, we are surrounded by ample evidence of our fallen condition. Sometimes, just remembering the destitute moral state of humanity without Christ is sufficient to put our perspective back into proper order. Nothng does this more that Romans 1:18 and following. There’s not a more hopeless picture of our fallen

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God’s Sufficient Word

In our day, no Christian doctrine has been more assaulted in the world and in the church than the truth that God’s written Word — the Bible — is altogether sufficient. Right now, many of the worst assaults on the Bible are coming from seemingly friendly sources… people who claim to follow Jesus and also from Christian

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How to Receive God’s Word

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

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Incarnation

For Christians, Jesus Christ is the essence of Christmas. Everything else is negotiable. Traditions and trees and gifts are temporary… but Jesus Christ as God incarnate is eternal. God became a Man and entered our world. The everlasting Creator left His throne in heaven to take on human form and live in a body like one

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Spreading the Word

For over five years, Providence has been uploading our weekly sermons onto SermonAudio for worldwide distribution of God’s preached Word around the clock. The Lord has already used this online ministry to bless us in some incredible ways. Not only have thousands of people benefitted from hearing our sermons and conference messages over the years, but we’ve

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Being Offended vs. Being Convicted

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the differences between spiritual sheep and spiritual goats. In this post, I want to consider another difference in the way sheep and goats respond to God’s truth when it’s taught. Concerning offenses that rise among unbelievers from hearing God’s truth… “The disciples came and said to Jesus,

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Sheep and Goats

Most of us have heard some version of the formula joke that talks about there being only two groups of people in the world. What follows is usually a humorous observation about some habit or a trendy social preference that divides the population at some level. But when Jesus divides all humanity into two groups,

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