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26Apr 2017

When I began my years at Southern Seminary I had an Old Testament professor by the name of Dr. Page Kelly. In the very first class he began to talk about a filing system. I didn’t know what a filing system was, but he said something that made me want to have one as quickly […]

26Apr 2017

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one Body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all give the one Spirit to drink.” […]

25Apr 2017

“If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9b If you have believed in the Son of God, you have been baptized by the Spirit of God. You didn’t have to wait for it, long for it, seek it, pray for it, or agonize over it because […]

24Apr 2017

Just before Easter in 2007, I cozied up on my couch to watch James Cameron’s highly publicized Discovery Channel documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus. The makers of the film claimed that in 1980 an Israeli construction crew had uncovered the remains of Jesus Christ and his family outside of Jerusalem. The lynchpin of the […]

24Apr 2017

“For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one Body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” 1 Corinthians 12:13 In the 1890’s, mountain climbers who fell and survived gave stories about how their whole life flashed before them […]

22Apr 2017

Often we assume that the pastor is the go-to person for counseling in the church. After all he likely possesses the most biblical knowledge in the congregation since he teaches from the pulpit each week. Naturally if you have a life issue you are dealing with, it’s a good idea to sit down with the […]

21Apr 2017

“But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.” Romans 8:10 The moment we are born we immediately start doing two things: Living and dying. The number one cause of death is not cancer or heart disease – it […]

20Apr 2017

The most important thing that occurs when churches gather for corporate worship is Bible teaching. Other elements lead up to this time, and our understanding of and obedience to the Word is the result of the cycle of revelation and response of corporate worship. Communications and other secondary church ministries can creatively support the Sunday […]

20Apr 2017

“And so He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:3b-4 Most of us have heard it said many times, “Jesus died for our sins.” But how many […]

19Apr 2017

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 Guilt is a powerful emotion. Whether it be consciously or subconsciously, most people struggle with something they have done in their past. These secret regrets can make us feel like we are trapped in solitary confinement. Life becomes a constant […]