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Multiply – Biblically Faithful Churches Send Out Churches

In the biblical record, we constantly see churches sending people to other churches, starting churches, and checking on how churches are doing. Today, we have too many churches checking on churches but too few churches working together to send people out to plant. That’s what a heart set on multiplication does. That’s what Great Commission […]

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Posted on: August 18, 2016 - 10:00PM

Jude 24-25 – Our Confidence in Contending for the Faith

Wonderful is the wisdom which he has displayed in his dealings with his people. Contemplate the plan of salvation through the incarnation and death of his only-begotten Son. What unfathomable depths of wisdom are here? Well is it called, “The wisdom of God in a mystery!” To contemplate that, will be the employment of eternity. […]

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Posted on: August 4, 2016 - 10:00PM

Jude 17-23 – Remaining in the Love of God

“O beloved! I implore you by the love of God, and by the love of your own souls, be faithful unto death. Do you have difficulties? You must conquer them. Hannibal crossed the Alps, for his heart was full of fury against Rome; and you must cross the Alps of difficulty, for I trust your […]

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Posted on: July 28, 2016 - 10:00PM

Jude 4-16 – The Holiness of God in Judging Sin

To be a human being who sins against God is not merely to make a mistake or to mess up. To sin against God is to willfully, knowingly declare independence from your Creator, to declare that you want God to be unthroned, to declare that you want to be god in his place, to commit […]

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Posted on: July 21, 2016 - 10:23PM

Jude 1-4 – Contending for the Faith

Sometimes the word faith is used for the feeling of trust in Christ. Other times, as here, it is used for the truths we believe about the one we trust. Sometimes it is necessary to stress that Christianity is primarily a relationship with Jesus rather than a set of ideas about Jesus. The reason we […]

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Posted on: July 14, 2016 - 10:00PM

2 Timothy 4:16-18 – Life and Death

Jesus died.  Death is destroyed.  Satan, the one who holds the power of death, is destroyed.  Death and sin no longer have mastery.  Death cannot separate us from the love of God.  This is why the gospel, when it is properly understood, floods a man with such delight and boldness in the face of death.  […]

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Posted on: July 1, 2016 - 7:31AM

Prayer – The Engine of the Church

It happens every time … for me at least. Isn’t it interesting how something that engages your senses at one point in your life, can bring back memories of another place and time? Last week as I was in St. Louis, I found myself walking by Busch Stadium and as soon as the blended aroma […]

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Posted on: June 24, 2016 - 12:40PM

Genesis Summary – Our Powerful and Faithful God

The book of Genesis is the story not of man, not of creation, but of God. It is the story of the One who completely and perfectly created all things. It is his story about how he put everything in its place and put man in it to enjoy him and to glorify him forever. […]

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Posted on: June 23, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 50 – God’s Grace Prevailing Over Sin

Don’t miss the point of this story. The purpose of the story of Joseph is to point us to the supremacy of Jesus. Look at those many faces of Joseph. Look at them … and then think about Jesus. The favorite Son—the one and only Son—who came to earth and was despised by his brothers, […]

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Posted on: June 16, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 49 – Behold Jesus, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah

As we approach the end of the book of Genesis, and the end of the life of Jacob, we see the blessings of Jacob upon his sons. Moses takes this opportunity to not only record history, but to record the words of God speaking through Jacob to point us to the hope of all nations, […]

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Posted on: June 9, 2016 - 10:00PM