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The Higher Christian Life

How to Experience the Abundant Life Jesus Promised
Reading Between the Lines

Reading Between the Lines

A number of years ago I received this monthly newsletter and resource offering from John MacArthur's Grace to You Ministry.  The offer is a teaching called, "When Believers Stop Believing: Portrait of an Apostate."  And, quite honestly, it was pretty good. But what...

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Praying for Judgment to Fall on America

Praying for Judgment to Fall on America

He came from nowhere.  No warning, no advanced notice, nothing.  One day, he just showed up and spoke a few words that brought an entire nation to its knees... literally.  Without any fanfare, pedigree, entourage or press agent, this strangely-clad man with intense,...

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Truly Saved, Always Saved.

Truly Saved, Always Saved.

The doctrine known as eternal security or the perseverance of the saints is one of the cornerstones of Reformed Theology.  It can be defined as follows: The perseverance of the saints means that all those who are truly (the operative word) born again will be kept by...

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The Long Slide from Ephesus to Laodicea

The Long Slide from Ephesus to Laodicea

Ephesus.  The first of seven letters the Lord wrote to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3.  Remember?  Do you know what the name Ephesus means?  It means beloved.  It carries with it the sense of love - but not just any kind of love.  Ephesus conveys the kind of...

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Hey, it DOES matter how we live!

Hey, it DOES matter how we live!

The following is from John Bunyan (1628-1688), of The Pilgrim's Progress fame.  It looks, based on his comment below, like they were having the same problem with "Christians not acting like Christians" that we have today.  You know, the old "second verse, same as the...

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The Dark Side of Being a Pastor

The Dark Side of Being a Pastor

The following are a list of concerns, complaints, problems, and heart-felt cries of anguish that many Baptist pastors submitted to the question:  "What are some of the problems you face being a pastor?" The results of this anonymous post are chilling.  Read and...

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The Wal-Mart Brand of Church

The Wal-Mart Brand of Church

I have recently been reflecting on some things in our society, especially in the church, that seem so out of kilter.  There are a couple of questions that have been rattling around in my head that have to do with what we are willing to sacrifice to achieve what our...

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Spiritual Resolution for 2014

Spiritual Resolution for 2014

On April 13th, 1832 George Muller received a letter from Henry Craik, his friend and co-laborer in ministry, to come to Bristol to join him in the work there.  One week later, on April 20th, George Muller left for Bristol encouraged by the preaching, teaching,...

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