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Humility is the Gospel’s Posture

A posture of humility and meekness is necessary for the Christian life. Afterall, how can you confess your sin and place all your confidence in Jesus Christ (rather than yourself) if you have never been humbled? Imagine a proud man (or woman) walking into God’s presence. That’s just laughable and silly.

Are Christians “Spiritual but not Religious?”

Do Christians embrace the “spiritual but not religious” mindset? Should they claim “It’s a relationship, not a religion.” The gospel offers a different perspective on religion and spirituality that’s worth considering.

Lessons on Christian Liberty and Jerry Falwell Jr

What can Christians learn from the downfall of Jerry Falwell Jr, and how should we respond? Is this an example of persecution, or legitimate accountability for leadership gone wrong?

Four Ways to Read Your Bible

“Read your Bible.” It’s common advice to hear in church. Let’s pretend that you’re a new Christian hearing this advice, so on Monday morning you wake up half an hour early to do it. As you sit at the kitchen counter and set your english muffin and coffee down, you grab your Bible to wonder… “Ok, what now?”

Do False Teachers Concern You?

Do false teachers concern you? Do you ask theological questions about the books you read, music you listen to, shows you watch, or teachers you learn from? 

What Makes a Good Sermon?

What are the marks of a good Christian sermon? Here are four marks that I have found useful as I’ve grown in preaching over the last twelve years of ministry.

What is the Armor of God?

What is the armor of God and how should Christians put it on? The armor of God equips the Christians to live in light of the gospel for the glory of God.

What Do Christians Think About Hanukkah?

Christians are able to remember the message of Hanukkah as a reminder of both God’s provision and as a call for our faithfulness to God. 

Is the Christian a Saint or Sinner?

Every Christian continues to endure temptation and sinful desires. Luther’s Simul Justus et Peccator helps understand Christian identity in the gospel’s light.

Christian Hope is Not a Wish

What is the foundation of Christian hope? The resurrection of Jesus Christ delivers hope to the hopeless.

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