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A Congregation that Confronts

August 27

Early on in his reign Israel’s first king, Saul, was trying to do what he had been commissioned to do by the Lord - delivering the people of God from the oppression of the Philistines. However he soon found himself surrounded, and by chapter 13 of 1 Samuel an army as numerous as the sand on the sea shore had him cornered. Samuel has been called, but has not come, Philistines are breathing down his neck, and his troops are deserting left and right. So in desperation, ...Keep Reading

The Second Most Important Book For a Christian

August 17

For Christians, the Bible is our most important book. After the Bible there are a few books every believer should probably read, re-read, and apply. On this short list I'd include Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Bunyan's Pilgrim’s Progress, Augustine’s Confessions, Lewis's Mere Christianity, Packer's Knowing God, and Operation World. But even these great works fall behind what I consider the second-most important book for every Christian....Keep Reading

Temptation Is Not The Same As Sin

March 18

It’s one of those things we know to be true on an intellectual level, but we forget it easily in personal experience. Temptation is not the same as sin. This truth is obvious from the Scriptures. In the Lord’s Prayer, we are taught to pray “forgive us our debts” and “lead us not into temptation” (Matt. 6:12-13). Debts and trespasses require forgiveness; temptation needs deliverance. They are not the same. ...Keep Reading

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