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The Problem of Partial Vision

15. November 2017

The Problem of Partial Vision

Owning both halves of the gospel

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Post-Traumatic Stress Reorder

29. September 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Reorder

A devotional meditation on Psalm 137

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Can We Sing the Imprecations of the Psalter?

29. September 2017

Can We Sing the Imprecations of the Psalter?

Do they contradict the New Testament?

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Explaining the Psalms in Worship, for Worship

07. August 2017

Explaining the Psalms in Worship, for Worship

My four-point philosophy

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David, Solomon, and Jesus

31. May 2017

David, Solomon, and Jesus

How the OT kings look ahead to the final king

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Our King Has Come

08. March 2017

Our King Has Come

The books of Samuel look forward to Jesus

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We Need the Savior and King

25. January 2017

We Need the Savior and King

Like Israel at the time of the judges, we need a Redeemer

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The Promise of Joshua

30. November 2016

The Promise of Joshua

And the fulfillment yet to come

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The Gospel According to Moses

14. September 2016

The Gospel According to Moses

What enables us to love and be loved

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Numbers and the Church in the Wilderness

15. July 2016

Numbers and the Church in the Wilderness

Like ancient Israel, we have been redeemed from bondage and we anticipate entering our own promised land, heaven.

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Leviticus and the Focal Point of Holiness

13. May 2016

Leviticus and the Focal Point of Holiness

Gathering for corporate worship is one of the most visible ways we display our holiness, our separateness from the world.

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Exodus’ Redeemed Covenant Worshiping Community

01. March 2016

Exodus’ Redeemed Covenant Worshiping Community

In three major sections, the Book of Exodus tells the story of Israel’s redemption and organization into

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The Genesis of the Gospel

04. January 2016

The Genesis of the Gospel

The structure of Genesis points us to the generations of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and to the promise

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Jeroboam’s Political Legacy

02. November 2015

Jeroboam’s Political Legacy

A government proposes alternate gods

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Perseverance of the Saints

09. September 2015

Perseverance of the Saints

How is the new way of life possible?

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What Is Irresistible Grace?

15. July 2015

What Is Irresistible Grace?

Replacing our stone-cold hearts with a Spirit-empowered heart

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What Is Limited Atonement?

06. May 2015

Paying the penalty due for your sins

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God’s Freedom of Choice

06. March 2015

How our bad attitudes incline us toward evil

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What’s Our Problem

05. January 2015

What’s Our Problem

The source of bad attitudes

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God Renews Us in His Covenant Each Week

05. November 2014

God Renews Us in His Covenant Each Week

A special role of public worship

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Jesus Christ Paid Our Dues

17. September 2014

Jesus Christ Paid Our Dues

Or, why Abraham’s good wasn’t good enough

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God’s Image and Homosexuality

01. August 2014

God’s Image and Homosexuality

God intended the traditional wedding ceremony between and man and a woman, and the traditional marriage relationship between a man and a woman, to provide images of Christ’s relationship with the church.

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Analyzing a Sacred Story

02. June 2014

Analyzing a Sacred Story

How literary elements in Scripture help us understand truths

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Through God’s Eyes

01. March 2014

Through God’s Eyes

Remembering the narrator

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Dragons & Dry Bones

01. February 2014

Dragons & Dry Bones

Metaphors, symbols and Scripture

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Recognizing Biblical Types

01. December 2013

Recognizing Biblical Types

Continued discussion of comparisons used in the Bible

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Understanding Parables

01. October 2013

Understanding Parables

Similes, metaphors and the stories told by Jesus

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Does God Have Arms? Can He Feel Sorry?

01. July 2013

Does God Have Arms? Can He Feel Sorry?

Understanding how the Bible talks about God

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Context Is King

01. May 2013

Context Is King

Looking closely at how words are used

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How to Interpret the Bible

01. March 2013

How to Interpret the Bible

Learning the Bible accurately means learning about God accurately

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Wake Up!

31. January 2013

The 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is nothing to celebrate

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Learn & Live “Object Lesson or Catechism?”

01. November 2012

Learn & Live “Object Lesson or Catechism?”

Match the method to your audience

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The Answer for Worry

26. September 2012

The Answer for Worry

Do not let your heart be troubled

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A Word to Graduates

01. June 2012

A Word to Graduates

A door opening to service

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God in Human Form

13. April 2012

God in Human Form

The miracle of the incarnation

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Work Out Your Salvation

01. January 2012

Paul exhorts, “Work out your salvation” (Phil. 2:12). Notice that he speaks to you as “saints in Christ Jesus” (1:1). He speaks to you as Christians, individuals who are saved. You trust Christ whom God sent into the world.

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Feeling Down This Year?

01. December 2011

There is an answer

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All Nations

09. September 2011

Without a great King, there is no Great Commission

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A Prophet to the Nations

11. August 2011

His prophetic word penetrates all nations

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The King and Your Faith

01. July 2011

Why Jesus’ kingship is fundamental to the gospel

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God’s Providential Pursuit

01. June 2011

Learn & Live

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Our Nation’s Religon

01. May 2011

Where pluralism fails us

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Coveting or Contentment

01. March 2011

The 10th commandment

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Stealing Time

01. January 2011

Stealing Time

Is it a crime to steal money but acceptable to steal time?

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Airline Security and God’s Law

16. December 2010

Airline Security and God’s Law

When do searches cross an important line?

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The Implications of Adultery

01. November 2010

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Don’t Assault God’s Image Bearers

01. October 2010

Anger and its consequences

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Commands and Promises

01. September 2010

Implications of the fifth commandment (3)

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Submission to Human Institutions

01. August 2010

Implications of the fifth commandment

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Whom Should I Honor?

01. July 2010

The breadth of the fifth commandment

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The Sabbath (3)

01. June 2010

First fruits

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A Better Way to Work

01. May 2010

Blessed work, blessed rest

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The Fourth Commandment

01. April 2010

Keeping the Sabbath

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The Fourth Commandment

18. March 2010

The Fourth Commandment

Keeping the Sabbath

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Words, Idle Words

01. February 2010

The downsides of the democratization of information

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God’s Jealousy: Learn & Live

01. January 2010

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Live and Learn: American Idols

23. December 2009

In whom do you place your hope?

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No Other God

28. November 2009

The first commandment

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Love and the Law

18. October 2009

Love and the Law

Live & Learn

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Who Rules the Rulers?

29. September 2009

Who Rules the Rulers?

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Beastly Power

11. August 2009

Beastly Power

The Book of Revelation presents a false trinity: the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet.

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Your God Reigns

01. July 2009

Your God Reigns

Two testaments; one messsage

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Preach the Kingship of Christ

02. June 2009

Preach the Kingship of Christ

All nations need to know their Leader

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Good Content, Bad Preaching

05. May 2009

Good Content, Bad Preaching

Pay attention to the message and the method

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Preaching or Death

09. March 2009

Preaching or Death

Why everyone needs gospel preaching

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The Other Tree

09. February 2009

The Other Tree

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

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New Year’s Challenge

08. December 2008

New Year’s Challenge

Psalms in a new light

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Tree of Life

21. November 2008

Tree of Life

The tree had no power, yet great significance

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Life and Death Attitudes

08. October 2008

Life and Death Attitudes

Where they originate, and where they lead

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Back to the Psalms

09. September 2008

Back to the Psalms

Revelation songs hearken back to the Bible’s songbook

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Exclusive Psalmody and Songs of Revelation

08. August 2008

Revelation 15:3-4 directs us back to the Psalms of the Old Testament for our praise.

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More on Psalms and Revelation

08. July 2008

More on Psalms and Revelation

A prominent college professor of religion, in an unpublished paper, says, “Exclusive psalmody is not only not required, but positively erroneous and sinful.

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Age-Appropriate Worship

05. June 2008

Age-Appropriate Worship

Beware the theology of the first glace

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Age-Appropriate Worship

05. June 2008

Age-Appropriate Worship

Beware the theology of the first glace

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Harps in Revelation

08. May 2008

Symbolic instruments or real?

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Praise for Different Occasions

03. March 2008

The Psalms describe different occasions of worshi

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What Is a Psalm?

01. January 2008

What Is a Psalm?

And why context is critical

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A Change in the Standards of Worship

01. December 2007

A Change in the Standards of Worship

More on the worship use of musical instruments

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Instruments in Context

01. November 2007

Instruments in Context

It’s not whether instruments are used in the Bible, but how

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Praise with Resounding Cymbals

01. July 2007

Praise with Resounding Cymbals

Learn & Live Column

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Sound the Trumpet

06. June 2007

Instruments in the Old Testament

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The Nature Of Covenant Praise

01. May 2007

Learn & Live Column

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Places of Worship

05. March 2007

God has prescribed the how and where

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Changing Worship

01. February 2007

The propriety of changes depends on who is doing the changing

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A Change in the Standards of Worship

01. January 2007

A Change in the Standards of Worship

More on the worship use of musical instruments

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There’s Just No Law Against It

01. January 2007

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23)

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Control Over Desires

01. December 2006

Control Over Desires

Last in a series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit

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Meekness Is Not Weakness

01. November 2006

Eighth in a series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit

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How to Be Faithful

01. October 2006

Seventh in a series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit

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Truly Good

09. September 2006

Sixth in a series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit

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Kindness

08. August 2006

Kindness

Fifth in a series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit

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Where Patience Comes From

01. July 2006

Fourth in a series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit

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Peace

01. June 2006

The Fruit of the Spirit (III)

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Joy

01. May 2006

Joy

Learn & Live

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The Priority of Love

15. March 2006

First in a series on the fruit of the Spirit

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Grace and Good Works

01. February 2006

Some Central Verses

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Life for Life

01. January 2006

Why Christ had to give His blood for us

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Born to Die

08. December 2005

Why was this suffering necessary?

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Offerings for Sin

06. November 2005

Sacrifices and prayers for forgiveness

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Peace Offerings and Our Peace

03. October 2005

Learn & Live

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