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  • Church Growth—First Things First by Os Guinness

    When all is said and done, the church-growth movement will stand or fall by one question: In implementing its vision of church growth, is the church of Christ primarily guided and shaped by its own character and calling—or by considerations …Read More

  • Hypocritical Hypocrisy by Burk Parsons

    I just began reading a book by a well-known pastor who, in the opening pages, referred to himself as a “professional hypocrite.” Being a pastor, he is all too familiar with the hypocrite label that is so often leveled at …Read More

  • Heaven by Gerrit Scott Dawson

    As we discussed heaven, my wife asked a fascinating pair of questions: “How do you think God’s presence with us in heaven will compare to His presence in Eden? Will it be as intimate?” These questions get us right down …Read More

  • What the Needy Need by Richard Phillips

    Since we live in a fallen world, our greatest strengths have a way of giving birth to our greatest weaknesses. This is why some churches that emphasize a strong Bible-preaching pulpit are less vigorous in ministries of mercy. One inner …Read More

  • We Shall Be Changed by Michael Beates

    I am a forty-something adult. I have arrived at that place in life where I am losing weight in my legs while my midsection seems to gain every bit of that lost weight and more. I upgraded (or downgraded) to …Read More

  • Preach It by Kevin Gardner

    Some years ago, it was common to see young evangelicals sporting a peculiar fashion accessory: the WWJD bracelet. These bracelets—the initials woven therein standing for “What Would Jesus Do?”—served to remind the wearer to consider the example of Christ in …Read More

  • The Centrality of the Church by Sean Michael Lucas

    For those to whom [God] is Father the church may also be Mother,” John Calvin observed in his Institutes (4.1.1). A few paragraphs later, he teases out what this metaphor means. God uses the church to bring us into spiritual …Read More

  • Forensic Justification by Francis Turretin

    Is the word Justification always used in a forensic sense in this argument, or also in a moral and physical? The former we affirm, the latter we deny, against the Romanists.Read More

  • The Bond of Love by Keith Mathison

    We shall benefit very much from the Sacrament if this thought is impressed and engraved upon our minds: that none of the brethren can be injured, despised, rejected, abused, or in any way offended by us, without at the same …Read More

  • What is the Gospel? by Ray Ortlund

    In one sense, the whole Bible is the gospel. Reading it from Genesis to Revelation, we see the vast sweep of God’s wonderful message to mankind. But many people read the whole Bible, and their understandings of the gospel differ …Read More

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