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Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Conversion

A few weeks ago we began looking at the distinguishing marks of a healthy church. People typically determine the “success” of a church by numbers, programs, or budget. However, we must ask ourselves if the Bible focuses on such qualities. In 9 Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever looks at nine marks that are seldom emphasized today. So far, we’ve looked at expositional preaching, … Continue reading Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Conversion

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From the blog this week: Marks of a Healthy Church- The Gospel We Don’t Sing For Fun “One of the trends that has swept our society through the past decades is the ‘funification’ of pretty much everything. We have been told and become convinced that everything ought to be fun.” 5 Myths About Abortion Answers to some common objections about abortion. From Complainers to Rejoicers “When … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 1/25

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Marks of a Healthy Church- The Gospel

We continue looking at the marks of a healthy church that are seldom emphasized today. Using 9 Marks of a Healthy Church as our guide, we’ve looked at expository preaching and biblical theology. Today, we’ll see that a healthy church must be made up of members who have a proper understanding of the gospel. What is the Gospel? Simply put, the Gospel is good news. It … Continue reading Marks of a Healthy Church- The Gospel

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Growing in Grace- Links 1/18

From the blog this week: Marks of a Healthy Church: Expositional Preaching, Blogging as a Local Ministry, and Marks of a Healthy Church: Biblical Theology. Beyond the Numbers Game “Would we be grateful for a small team or begrudge it? Would we thank and honor the Lord with the few or demand that he give us many? Would it feel worth it if only a handful … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 1/18

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Cultural “Christianity” vs. Biblical Christianity

A few weeks ago I preached a sermon attempting to differentiate between cultural Christianity and biblical Christianity. Check it out here. I hope it is helpful to you!   To listen to the audio blog, you can subscribe on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Play, or Podbean. Thank you for reading/listening and I pray it ministers to you! Continue reading Cultural “Christianity” vs. Biblical Christianity

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Marks of a Healthy Church- Biblical Theology

A tear runs down the cheek of your friend as they tell you their teenager is rebelling and they’ve tried all they can but nothing is working. A family member has lost their job but the mortgage payments keep coming, and they tell you they are considering giving “in faith” to that TV evangelist who promises they’ll receive back their gift a hundred-fold. A co-worker … Continue reading Marks of a Healthy Church- Biblical Theology

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Blogging as a Local Ministry

Tim Challies recently wrote on the need for Christians to continue writing on their personal blog instead of only writing for major ministry sites. He made several compelling points, but it was his final point that most resonated with me. He states: …You may think that “everyone” reads these big ministry blogs. They don’t. Just ask around at church and you’ll see that the majority … Continue reading Blogging as a Local Ministry

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Marks of a Healthy Church: Expositional Preaching

How can we determine if a church is healthy? What are the indicators we should look for? Some might say that numbers are the determining factor…but surely there healthy churches that are small. Others might judge a church as healthy by the number of programs it offers, how entertaining the services are, or by the amount of weekly giving. While these factors seem to receive … Continue reading Marks of a Healthy Church: Expositional Preaching

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Growing in Grace- Links 1/4

From the blog this week: Fighting Bitterness With Beauty You Need Not Worry About Next Year “However the last year has been for you, God could not have been more good to you than he has been.” Comforting Quotes For Those Who Are Suffering “We all go through difficult times in these difficult lives in this broken world, and a book like this one delivers … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 1/4