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I Am Not Ashamed Of The Law

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Paul’s letter to the Romans is arguably the most masterful piece of writing in the New Testament. Martin Luther even declared that this letter was more important to the Church than the four Gospels. And that’s understandable, considering it was Paul’s words in Romans 1 that first made the doctrine of justification through faith alone, clear to him....

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You Are Not White As Snow

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Hanging on to our sin is a terrible business. When it goes unconfessed, we usually try to double and triple down on it to keep it off the radar. Then we end up with far more than just the initial transgression we try to hide. And something happens to our conscience during our unholy charade. We stop feeling the...

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Hunted By Goodness & Mercy

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There is no Psalm as well known as Psalm 23. Sometimes when a portion of Scripture is this well known, it becomes a sort of cliché or platitude. You also see this with John 3, Romans 8, and many others. But these texts are well known for a reason. They contain comforts and promises that Christians have clung to from the time of the Early Church....

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The Meal In A Manger

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At one point I was asked why we receive the Lord’s Supper during our Christmas services. This dear person felt it was a little strange for a service celebrating the birth of Jesus to transition into receiving this baby’s body and blood. And I get it—the juxtaposition is a bit jarring. Christmas is a celebration of life. The very Word of God “became flesh and dwelt ...

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Come Near To Me, Please

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So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life." (Genesis 45) There is no shortage of blogs, books, and sermons that use the life of Joseph as a model f...

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What Song Is Next?

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"And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." (1 Corinthians 2) I’ve known Cooper since he was 9 years old. He is special in a lot of ways....

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You Can't Bring Up Baptism There!

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But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (Galatians 3) If you’re looking for a book of the Bible to blow apart works righteousness and justification by adherence to the Law, Galatians is the book for you. I love Galatians....

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Sinners Get To Wear White

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Years ago a young woman approached her pastor with a request. It wasn’t a strange request. She simply asked if he would perform her wedding ceremony. She and her live-in boyfriend had not been attending his church very long. They had only been Christians for a few short months and getting married seemed like the right thing to do. The pastor gladly agreed with this...

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Hated For All The Right Reasons

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“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” (John 15) I’ve seen many Christians attempt to wear the world’s hatred as a badge of honor. They count it a huge win if they can get some atheist to rip them up on Twitter or in the comments on Facebook, blogs, or on YouTube. They spend hours handing out...

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A Cup of Kindness for a Cup of Death

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I have been preaching through the Gospel of John for a number of months. One thing that makes John different than the other three Gospels is the absence of the Lord’s Supper. John does set the scene for us in chapter 13 where the Upper Room event takes place,...

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