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Reformation and Renewal

As we move into October and prepare for winter, I’m reminded that reformation season is in full bloom at our church. I love this time of year! On the last Sunday of October (this year it’s October 30th), we observe Reformation Sunday as a church. We do this because of what the Protestant Reformation means

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New Providence Website

Now that our new Providence website has launched, I wanted to write a brief note about how grateful we are for all the hard work that went into this production. The improved functions and navigability of this website will allow us to reach more people with God’s Word. This is the chief way we glorify

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Applying God’s Word

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. In the previous blog, I wrote about hearing and doing what the Bible says. Let me remind you of where I ended our last discussion and then take it further. Professing Christians who hear the Word without obeying it make a serious

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Hearing and Doing

As we enter the middle part of summer, I know many Christians will be traveling and will have occasions to visit other churches. But even when we’re away from home, the work of hearing what Scripture says and applying it to our lives goes on. In this blog I want to return to James’ theme regarding hearing

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On Being Quick to Hear God’s Word

In the previous blog, I provided an overview of how Christians are to receive God’s written word. This has to do with our attitudes toward the Bible. In this post, I want to say a word about hearing and listening. In James 1:19, we find that believers who willingly submit to God’s Word must be

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How to Receive God’s Word

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:19-21 Through

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No Person Knows When the World Will End

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only… Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Matthew 24:34-35, 44 This past Friday afternoon my phone

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God’s Desire to Save the Lost

On Sunday evenings, our church has been studying what the Bible says about how God saves people. We’ve considered God’s intention in salvation as it relates to doctrines such as election as well as God’s purpose in evangelism. We’ve seen that these twin purposes of God work together to accomplish the same glorious end. However,

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The Brilliance of Faith in a Darkening World

I was recently given a copy of, “Hymns For a Modern Reformation,” a collection of hymns written by the late Dr. James Montgomery Boice. What a treasure! After reading each of the hymns and seeing the beauty of the lyrics, I quickly began searching online for the music so I could appreciate the full grandeur

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Biblical Regeneration and Its Fruit

There are many articles of faith that are fundamental to all evangelical teaching. For example, there is agreement among all believers on the following truths: (1) Christ’s death purchased eternal salvation; (2) the saved are justified by grace through faith in Christ alone; (3) sinners cannot earn divine favor; (4) God requires no preparatory works

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