The Importance of Prayer Meetings

Prayer meetings. In a time when many churches have employed producers to run their worship services, the idea of a prayer meeting seems almost archaic. Is it really possible for the church to come together without a production simply to pray as the body of Christ? Not only is the prayer meeting possible for the […]

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Elements of Effective Exposition: Compassion

Great expository preaching is marked by numerous characteristics, including conviction, clarity, and courage. In addition to these three features, the expositor must not neglect other basic elements of biblical preaching, such as grammatical/historical exegesis, sound hermeneutics, an awareness of biblical and systematic theology, and engaging homiletics. Much could be and has been written about these […]

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What to Do if You Can’t Find a Good Church

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Starbucks and the Shallow Church

Hang around the internet long enough and you’re bound to see it:  “Jesus is pretty cool… type AMEN! if you agree!”  Of course this is followed by 10,000 people typing “AMEN!”, 150 typing “Amenn” and the occasional “Yes Lord”.  (Sidenote:  My personal hobby is to like every “Amen” on posts of a Christian nature where […]

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Why I Wear a Tie

Too much is often made about the small things in church.  It’s become a cliche to mimic arguments over parking spaces, someone sitting in “your” seat, and the color of carpet.  Sadly, these are sometimes real fights real churches have.  They’re a distraction, and they ought not happen in the household of God. One of […]

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So You Want to End Abortion?

42 years ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that has led to the largest holocaust in the history of the world.  Around 50 million are dead with many more that aren’t counted in the statistics because they are killed not using surgery. 42.   Years. No Christian worth his salt wants […]

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