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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

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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

Growing in Grace- Links 1/25

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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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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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

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Growing in Grace- Links 12/28

From the blog this week- Light Has Pierced the Darkness: A Poem What is the Rapture? “My understanding of the New Testament is that Jesus promised he would return, and that in this returning, he would do a final rescue for those who are trusting him and a final judgment for those who are not believing in him. I don’t think there are two comings … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 12/28

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Growing in Grace- Links 12/21

From the blog this week: Lasting Joy Among The Waves The Number 1 Reason for Decline in Church Attendance “Few people will argue that church attendance in many churches in America is declining. Our own research indicates that the majority of churches in our country are not growing.” What Does it Mean to be Led by the Holy Spirit? “But if we rely solely upon … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 12/21

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Growing in Grace- Links 12/15

From the blog this week: To The Brokenhearted Should Christians Demand That People Say ‘Merry Christmas’? “In our cultural moment, we should recognize the benefit of our nation’s fading allegiance to nominal Christianity. Now, more than ever, saying ‘Merry Christmas’ means something.” J.D Greear on How the Bible Talks About Hell “Would the existence of metaphorical language imply that hell is somehow less terrible than … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 12/15

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Growing in Grace- Links 12/7

From the blog this week: The Fall of Man You Become What You Trust “These days, our idols look a bit nobler—a spouse, children, happiness, comfort, health—but they enslave us just like the idols of old.” 8 Years and $550 Million: A Pro-life Political Failure “This past year, the first in which Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency, Planned Parenthood’s haul of tax payer’s … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 12/7

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Growing in Grace- Links 12/1

From the blog this week: Advent: Focusing Our Hearts on Christ Three Reasons ‘Good People’ Miss the Kingdom of God “Religion is the number one substitute for genuine faith. Religion convinces you that you are worthy and gives you a list of things to make yourself more worthy. Religious people would rather have a religion that just teaches us to live a good life, to … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 12/1