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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

a biblical understanding of church membership, 9 marks of a healthy church, why should I join a church?

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

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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

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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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

Cultural Christianity vs. Biblical Christianity, sheep vs. goats, 2 Corinthians 13:5

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