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Growing in Grace- Links 2/22

From the blog this week: “Have We Become Pharisees? 5 Evaluation Questions.” God’s Book and God’s Voice “Not many people see heaven and live to tell about it. In Scripture, those who may have (Lazarus, Paul, and the girl we call Talitha), never recorded a word of what they saw. Only John’s Revelation was given for the church. But among certain Christian circles, extraordinary claims … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 2/22

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Have We Become Pharisees? 5 Evaluation Questions

Last year, my family and I enjoyed some vacation time at the beach. After finding a place to put our towels, my oldest son and I jumped into the ocean to go body surfing. Fifteen minutes later, I looked up to find my wife—but nothing on the beach looked familiar. I thought I was still directly in front of her but, without realizing it, I … Continue reading Have We Become Pharisees? 5 Evaluation Questions

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Growing in Grace- Links 2/15

From the blog this week: The Value and Responsibility of Church Membership Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography I’ve always thought biographies are a great way to read church history through great, real-life stories! Do Not Regard God’s Discipline Lightly “I’ve never met a person who said that discipline was pleasant. Parents battle their kid’s temper tantrums with heavy hearts and tears, athletes … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 2/15

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The Value and Responsibility of Church Membership

According to the Southern Baptists Convention’s website, there are 15,005,638 members of SBC churches in our country. However, weekly attendance is only 5,320,488. If those numbers are correct, then only a third of our members attend church each week. What’s going on with these numbers? While there are many contributing factors, it certainly shows that our view of church membership has diminished. We continue to … Continue reading The Value and Responsibility of Church Membership

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Growing in Grace- Links 2/8

From the blog this week: Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism The Time I Went Under Church Discipline “‘Jeff,’ John began, ‘we are here because we need to talk to you about something. A sin.’ My stomach hit the warped wood floor. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. What did I do? What’s happening? Scrambling for words, scanning my memories, … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 2/8

9 marks of a healthy church- a biblical understanding of evangelism

Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism

We continue to look at marks of a healthy church that are seldom emphasized today. Using 9 Marks of a Healthy Church as our guide, we’ve examined expository preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, and a Biblical understanding of conversion. Today, we’ll look at the next mark: a biblical understanding of evangelism. Five Things Often Confused as Evangelism Evangelism is something that all believers are to do. … Continue reading Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism

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Growing in Grace- Links 2/1

From the blog this week: Marks of a Healthy Church: A Biblical Understanding of Conversion. God is Enough for Your Failing To-Do List “Sometimes I think, well, yes, I’m too busy. And certainly, there are times I should clear the docket a little. But most of the time, my late-night train rides are due to nothing more complicated than doubt that God is sufficient for … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 2/1