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James: The Gospel in Shoe Leather

If I could sum up James, in one verse, it would be Luke 6:46: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” The central question of the book of James is are you living what you claim to believe.

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Does Spiritual Formation seek the right kind of change?

Not only does the theology of spiritual formation aim at the wrong target, spiritual formation seeks the wrong kind of change. What is spiritual formation? The theology of spiritual formation assumes I can transform myself from a position of lesser … Read More...

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Is Spiritual Formation shooting at the right target?

The theology of Spiritual Formation sounds great on paper, but it is focused on the wrong target. Spiritual formation is “an intentional Christian practice with the goal of developing spiritual maturity that leads to Christ-likeness.”  The central claim of … Read More...

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What is Lent?

About this time of year, many start asking "What is Lent?  Is it an official Christian holiday?  Was it instituted in the Bible?  What -- if anything -- is required of believers during Lent?" Lent is the six-week season in the church calendar beginning on … Read More...

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Breaking the Huddle Syndrome

Once while shopping with my husband's grandmother, I pulled a dress off a rack for her consideration. She took one look and exclaimed, "I could never wear that!  That's an old lady dress!"   She was 94 at the time. I'm starting to understand her reaction.  … Read More...

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Becoming a Bible teacher

So you'd like to teach the Bible?  How do you get started?  How do you decide if Bible teaching is your calling? Here's my advice for aspiring teachers. First Things   Frist, you have to love to love the word of God and enjoying studying the Bible.  And I … Read More...

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James: The Gospel in Shoe Leather

If I could sum up James, in one verse, it would be Luke 6:46: "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?” The central question of the book of James is are you living what you claim to believe. 00 He Wrote us Letters Teacher: Sheila … Read More...

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New James Study

What's better the second time around? Soup is always better the second day.  Some books and movies are better the second time since you can catch things you missed when you know what happens next.  Coffee with new friends is better when they are a bit less … Read More...

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What is worship?

If you think that worship equals singing,  A Taste of Heaven: Worship in the Light of Eternity by RC Sproul is a must-read book for you. Dr Sproul unfolds Scripture to discern the principles that should inform our worship. While he doesn't settle issues -- … Read More...

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Read through the Bible 2015

Have you decided to read through the Bible as one of your New Year's Resolutions?  Need a plan to help you keep that resolution? The Ligonier Ministries Blog complied a great list of different charts and plans to read through the Bible in a year.  … Read More...

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Questions Jesus Asked

This series looks at the places where Jesus asks a question in the Gospel of Mark.   Jesus not only taught through sermons, parables and miracles.  He also used questions as a teaching tool, frequently asking a question he already knows the answer to. 01 … Read More...