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Can you be a Christian if you don’t adopt the manner of Jesus?

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In my last post, "Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace", discussion broke out quickly as Timothy Phelps, a member of Westboro Baptist decided to leave a few comments on the post. In response there was an interesting comment from one of the readers who said: My response is not about whether anyone here is in the right or in the wrong. There are plenty of “experts” here who can bloat until the cows come home. I am only on about method, and I can only look at Jesus. Well, I don’t remember an … [Read more...]

Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace

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In November, Megan and Grace Phelps, two daughters of Brent and Shirley Phelps and Granddaughters of Fred Phelps left Westboro Baptist Church. For those who don't know, Megan took the initiative and brought Westboro Baptist to the social media realm. She was the first in her family to go on Twitter, and was one of the prominent figures of the church. The bold decision she made to leave wasn't easy as she shares with a reporter: Mostly, the tears have subsided—“in public, anyway,” she says one af … [Read more...]

14 Ways to Date Your Wife

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1. Spend an evening working on your kiss. Learn how to kiss your wife all over again.2. Pray for your wife. Pray for her everyday.3. Remind your wife of the gospel.4. Make a list of ten things your wife loves to do. Each new time you take your wife on a date, do one of those ten things as your date.5. Make sure you and your wife are in community and on mission with a healthy, gospel-preaching church.6. Tickle your wife.7. Worship God with your wife.8. Make dinner for … [Read more...]

Gospel Joy

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God is the God of all grace - 'grace that does everything for man who deserves nothing', and joy is at the heart of grace. Grace is God saving sinful man. Joy is his delight and pleasure in doing so. This he shares with the sinner he saves. In the Greek the word for grace is charis and for joy the word is chara - these show clearly their affinity with each other. Where grace comes it brings the joy of the Lord and as we ask for and receive more grace we experience more joy. Joy is that … [Read more...]

Lazy Holiness. Moving from passive to active in our pursuit of holiness.

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The Lord has adopted us to be his children on this condition that we reveal an imitation of Christ who is the mediator of our adoption. Unless we ardently and prayerfully devote ourselves to Christ's righteousness we do not only faithlessly revolt from our Creator, but we also abjure him as our Savior. I think it would surprise many that those are the words of John Calvin. Typically when Calvinist's are talked about, most of the time they are portrayed as Christians who are passive in their … [Read more...]

The Same Grace As Ray Lewis

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The intriguing thing for me is non-Christians are beating Ray Lewis up for quoting scripture and the Christians are beating him up because “uhh, well, uhh, maybe because, he’s a guy who says he’s been changed by the power of Jesus, quoting scripture the best he can, sharing inspiration every chance he gets, representing shirts with scripture, the first words out of his mouth after winning the Super Bowl being scripture, because he’s got a past, he admits he used to be stupid and immature, he’s tr … [Read more...]

Why You Suffer, Pastor

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It is good for a man to bear the yoke of service, and he is no loser when it is exchanged for the yoke of suffering. May not severe discipline fall to the lot of some to quality them for their office of under-shepherds? How can we speak with consoling authority to a situation which we have never known? The complete pastor's life will be an epitome of the lives of his people, and they will turn to his preaching as men do to David's psalms, to see themselves and their sorrows, as in a mirror. … [Read more...]


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