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July 24, 2015 by John Macarthur 0 comments

We Will Not Bow

The recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage signals a turning point in the life of our nation. It is a direct assault upon the design of God, even down to the very meaning of gender, marriage, and family. Our society is changing rapidly now, and we can expect much more to come soon. What should our perspective be as Christians, and what do these changes mean for the Church? Listen to this sermon, "We Will Not Bow", by Dr. John Macarthur. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Persecution Tags: persecution, homosexuality, same sex marriage, supreme court

April 1, 2015 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

Guarding Against Corruption, Part 2

Jesus preached a gospel of repentance, and Christians are required not only to proclaim this message, but to live it out. But what do we do when sin is found in the Church, or even among professing Christians who are members of our own family? ...Keep Reading

Tags: sin, matthew 18, church discipline

March 31, 2015 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

Guarding Against Corruption, Part 1

Jesus preached a gospel of repentance, and Christians are required not only to proclaim this message, but to live it out. But what do we do when sin is found in the Church, or even among professing Christians who are members of our own family? ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sin Tags: matthew 18, church discipline, church restoration, so-called brother

March 20, 2015 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

What Does the Bible Really Say About Submission?

Does our spiritual equality before God remove gender roles in the marriage relationship, or do men have a responsibility to lead? Watch this brief video on biblical submission to learn what biblical submission is...and what it's not. Then share it with your friends! ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Important Questions and Biblical Answers Tags: submission, gender roles, wife's role in marriage, should the wife submit to the husband, egalitarian, complimentarian

September 11, 2014 by Marc Wragg 1 comments

Review of Owen's "Sin and Temptation", Chapter 2

While Christians should certainly be engaged in struggle with sin, the truth is that we have only one nature, not two. Believers have been born again, and given new life in Christ. As John Owen rightly points out, our battle is with the remaining principle of sin within us, the enmity in our flesh which wages war with our soul. The battle for purity must abolish the principle of sin which remains, or we will find our flesh warring against God....Keep Reading

Posted in: John Owen: Sin and Temptation Tags: sin, holiness, temptation, the battle against sin

May 28, 2014 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

Functional For Now, but Not Forever

The general attitude of our times is that if we are still operating, then all is well. Even if our sin is destroying our relationships, sapping our strength, draining our resources, robbing us of our usefulness and godliness, and basically sucking our spiritual life dry, we go on sinning as long as we are functioning well enough today. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sin Tags: sin, high functioning, consequences of sin,

February 5, 2014 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

Some Thoughts on the Ham/Nye Creation Debate

Sadly, the Ham\Nye debate showed that an Evidentialist Apologetic cannot find enough common ground to provide a reasonable basis to interpret the world around us....Keep Reading

Posted in: Uncategorized Tags: evidentialist apologetic, ken ham, bill nye, creationism, debate, age of the earth, science and the Bible,

May 25, 2013 by Colin Jordan 0 comments

The Gospel, the Culture, and You

We live in a season of considerable national turmoil. The economy is stumbling and uncertain, the very role and purpose of government is the subject of heated debate and enormous grassroots action, and morality itself is being redefined as issue advocacy groups on the political left and right battle for the soul of the culture. The stakes are high, and there’s little doubt that this conflict will significantly shape the future of the country. So in the midst of all this warring, what role does the Church play? Where are Christians to stand, or are we to take a stand at all?...Keep Reading

Tags: politics, activism, the gospel, the cultural mandate

May 17, 2013 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

A Parent's Guide to Patient Instruction

Every parent understands that raising children is hard work. I have six kids, and the demands on me and my wife are constant. As I reflect on the joys and challenges of parenting, I marvel at how it often parallels pastoral ministry. Both require a holy dependence on God’s grace. Both require imperfect people to do a perfect job. Both have weighty consequences for failure. Both are a team effort. Both are a gift from God given to sanctify us and cause us to depend on God’s ways above our own. ...Keep Reading

Tags: patience, instruction, children, parents, parenting

May 9, 2013 by Marc Wragg 0 comments

Solid Food Is for the Mature

One of the most profound memories I have of my missions overseas is the effect that the local food had on my body. When I traveled from California to Ethiopia as a college student, I was not prepared for the change in diet. For two long months I could barely keep anything in my body long enough to benefit from it....Keep Reading

Posted in: Uncategorized Tags: discernment, truth, spiritual growth, maturity

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