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  • The Value of Learning History: A Lesson From Jude

    The little letter of Jude teaches us something about the value of learning history. This is not the main point of the letter. But it is striking. In this next-to-last book of the Bible, Jude writes to encourage the saints to "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints."

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  • What to Say About Virginia Tech: 21 Ways to Minister

    As lovers of an all-powerful God, let us be prepared to love people in their pain by empathetically and mercifully pointing them to a God who is in control.

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  • Beyond Sunday: Death for the Rebels

    When we were without strength and were powerless to save ourselves (in God's own chosen time), Christ died for the ungodly - for the rebels.

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  • The Sovereignty of God and Prayer

    I am often asked, "If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that his knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?"

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  • God's Word through Multiple Voices: Sennacherib's Invasion of Judah

    The Bible has been the world’s bestseller not only because it discloses God and gives meaning to our lives, but also because it is good reading. One of the greatest personal discoveries for readers of the Bible is to step beyond favorite verses and stories and start comparing Scripture with Scripture.

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  • Beyond Sunday: The Sons of God, the Daughters of Man

    The sons of Seth intermingled themselves with the excommunicated race of Cain: They took wives of all that they chose.

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  • God's Greatest Gift

    Here in this simple phrase we have mysteries so great that the angels desperately long to understand. In a nutshell, the greatest gift that God gives us is himself. But in order for us to understand the magnitude of what John is saying here, we need to step back and look at the larger story of the Bible.

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  • God's Wrath--A Forgotten Doctrine

    The wrath of God is a forgotten doctrine, even in the evangelical church. Part of the problem lies in the area of definition. When we use the word wrath we tend to think of uncontrolled anger. While that may be true of human wrath, it is far from the truth about God’s wrath.

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  • What if Eve Said "No?" — A Women's Guide to Resisting Temptation

    Resisting the temptation to find life’s answers in food, drink, sex, shopping, or any other sensual pleasure requires soul-searching to find your substitute god and preparation to resist it.

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  • Why Should We Pray?

    Prayer is so vital to all that God wants to do on the earth, and it is so essential to us, that He commands us to do it all the time. Here are a few reasons why.

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