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Word Matters

In recent years the American church has continued on a path that is systematically moving away from the true Word of God. The Bible itself and expository verse by verse preaching has been substituted with a message that tickles the itching ears of narcissism and elevated personal comfort. We see many pulpits filled with encouraging tips and tricks gleaned from the Bible ...

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Christmas 2015

Greetings Port Gardner Church and Friends, Kathleen and I would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas this year. We want to thank you so much for your friendship as brothers and sisters in Christ. God has indeed blessed us as we continue to serve Him together as His Church and as part of His Kingdom. We pray that as you celebrate together with family and friends, you ...

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An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what seems like ...

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Shine Bright

Yesterday I wrote an Article about grumbling and disputing and what it reveals about our heart. When we grumble, we declare that we deserve better from the Lord, and when we dispute, we declare that we know better than the Lord. But there’s something else. Look again at Philippians 2: “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless a...

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More Highly Than You Ought

A few weeks ago I wrote a two-part Article arguing that human beings are glory junkies – here and here. In other words, we’re all addicted to the pursuit of self-glory. I want to keep pressing that topic today. Why do we talk too much about ourselves? Why do we get so defensive when someone challenges us? A very helpful diagnosis comes from the Apostle Paul....

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6 Types of Grace

GRACE You need it. You can’t live without it, but you can’t purchase it and you can’t earn it. It only ever comes by means of a gift, and when you receive it, you immediately realize how much you needed it all along, and you wonder how you could’ve lived so long without it. In a fallen world, populated by selfish, lost, fearful, and rebellious...

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Moralism Is Not The Gospel (But Many Christians Think It Is)

One of the most amazing statements by the Apostle Paul is his indictment of the Galatian Christians for abandoning the Gospel. “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel,” Paul declared. As he stated so emphatically, the Galatians had failed in the crucial test of discerning the authentic G...

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7 Things A Good Father Says

I think I may be leaving one phase of fatherhood behind even while I enter into another. My youngest child is just about to turn eight, which means that we are not only past the baby and toddler stages, but even nearing the end of the little kid phase. Meanwhile my oldest child has turned fourteen and is just months away from high school. All this change has caused me ...

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3 Ways To Live With Joy

Last week I was captivated by a sunrise. I am one of those people who is “early to bed, early to rise” and have watched many sunrises. I love the dawning of a new day because every day is so full of promise and possibility. Every sunrise lays a new day before us and asks, “What will you do with this day? What will this day be?” The ...

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Bethlehem's Supernatural Star

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?For we saw His star in the east and have come toworship Him.” —Matthew 2:2 Over and over the Bible baffles our curiosity about just how certain things happened. How did this “star” get the magi from the east to Jerusalem? It does not say that it led them or went before them....

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