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From Catholicism to Christianity

As we prepare to celebrate Reformation Sunday, I’ve asked my wife, Jennifer, to share her testimony of coming to faith in Christ and leaving Roman Catholicism. Her personal story puts a human face on the need to evangelize Roman Catholic friends and family while there’s still time. Here’s what she wrote: “I come from a

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When God Says “No”

  “As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged Him that he might be with Him.” [Mark 5:18] The man who had been possessed with demons begged Jesus that he might be with Him. That’s all he wanted after spending so long under the tyranny of Satan.

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Fall Bible Conference

Providence Baptist Church is hosting its Fall Bible Conference beginning on Sunday morning, October 6. I’m really excited about this 3-day conference and our special guest, Dennis Gundersen. Year ago, Dennis and his wife Naomi had a dream. Long before the Internet existed, they wanted to open a Christian bookstore to distribute God-glorifying materials.   Originally, a missionary

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Handed Over to Satan

    There is a kind of “spiritual terrorism” within the church today. It takes the form of unbiblical teaching, spreading false doctrine, and twisting Scripture. It’s nothing new. Even in the Apostle Paul’s day there were false teachers like this.  Even within the influential church at Ephesus, there were corrupt elders who departed from the

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A Biblical View of Gender Roles

Confusion over the roles of men and women is epidemic in our society. A growing number of adult men are shirking responsibility, playing video games, and letting women do all the work. And likewise, a growing number of women have open scorn and disrespect for men in general. Neither scenario brings honor or glory to

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The Peril of False Religions

     In our study of Mark 7, the members of Providence have been considering what Jesus taught about the perils and dangers of false religions. Jesus was very confrontational when truth was at stake.  In fact, throughout the ministry of Jesus, nothing received more of our Lord’s anger and fury than self-righteous, legalistic, ceremonial

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The Best Parental Counsel

     In reading through the Gospels, it’s very interesting to note the statements made by God the Father to those who stood around His Son at critical moments during our Lord’s earthly ministry.  We hear one such statement at the Lord’s baptism in Matthew 3:17. It is here that the Father says to the

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Storms & Providence

In the aftermath of violent storms and tornadoes, residents of Oklahoma have been in the national spotlight recently. It’s touching to see so many people unite to help their devastated neighbors.  In times like these, people often struggle to make sense of the sovereign work of God in the outworking of such storms and devastation. Yet

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A Mom Who Prays

   Because May is the month when Mother’s Day is celebrated, I wanted to share some encouraging thoughts about a mom who prays in this month’s blog.  For starters, I was personally blessed by God to have a mom who prayed for me and with me from the earliest days of my childhood. She began

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Fallen Angels

In Mark 5, verses 10-12 we have that scene where Jesus commands a legion of demons to leave a man and they enter a herd of about 2,000 pigs. Verses 10-12 say… “And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on

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