Where Are Sins Purged?

Recently, I was asked to explain why I didn’t accept the Roman Catholic teaching on Purgatory. I wanted to share my response with our blog readers. Understanding the problem with a place like Purgatory has everything to do with the meaning of the gospel. The idea of purgatory is offensive to anyone who understands the

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Unflinching on the Truth

This past week I was going through the boxes in our garage. We recently moved and unloaded half a garage worth of boxes from the other house. So the sorting process continues. As I looked into several of the boxes to identify the contents, I came across a box of my grandfather’s sermon manuscripts. The

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How Christ fulfills the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore

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The good news that flattens us

The truth is that you and I are much worse than we think we are… and the gospel is far more powerful and breathtaking and radical than we think it is. The good news is a message that flattens us. It destroys all theories of human enablement. It obliterates the pride of self-determination. It devastates

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Your Most Important Love

In light of our recent study of the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2:1-7, who or what have you determined is your most important love in life? We know the Christian answer is to say that Jesus is our first love – and He should be. Yet the reality of the matter is that everything

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Watchless

Sometime during my visit to Colorado over the Christmas season, I lost a link in my wrist watch. The watch broke and fell off my wrist. I took it to a watch-smith, but the price seemed too expensive for such a small part. Ever since then, I’ve been going through my daily routine “watchless” never

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Understanding Luke’s Gospel

Since our Providence church family is reading through the New Testament beginning in Luke’s gospel and Acts in 2011, I wanted to provide you with some helpful background information. This will make Luke’s gospel more understandable and (I hope) aid your application of this truth. To begin with, Luke is the longest Gospel. Luke-Acts contain

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