Rescued (2004)
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Rescued (2004)

Do you need to be rescued? Jesus specializes in rescue operations. His heart is to rescue us from sin. As a result, by his grace, we may walk daily in ongoing justification and sanctification. But, like the prodigal son, we can enjoy riotous living and see no need for rescue. In this state, we are...

It’s Time to Be Holy
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It’s Time to Be Holy

Waiting is a large part of the Christian life. And, unless you’re desperate about your need to quit sin and be holy, you won’t wait on God. Instead, you can casually waltz into the carnival of a modern church. Sanitized from any confrontation with the cross, this carnival will feature a pastor-huckster who will toss...

The Gate
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The Gate

Jesus said to enter eternal life through the narrow gate. But did you know that you can knock at the gate and not receive an answer? This will happen if you knock but aren’t serious about your sin. Salvation begins not with kneeling at the cross, but the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Before we...

Through the Cross
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Through the Cross

Did you go through the cross, or just kneel at it? Like John Bunyan’s characters Formalist and Hypocrisy, a Christian can avoid the cross and enter the narrow path via shortcut. This, however, is trespassing. It violates God’s revealed will that we die with Christ. How do you know if you’ve died with Christ? Simply,...

Bent towards Sin (2011)
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Bent towards Sin (2011)

A born again person is free to no longer sin. But, the bent towards sin–or the carnal nature–still remains. Like the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, this bent exists in the heart and wages war on the soul. Thus, this bent towards sin explains why so little power exists in the modern...

The Purpose of God (in Your Life) (Radio Remix)
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The Purpose of God (in Your Life) (Radio Remix)

Do you know the purpose of God for your life? God shaped all of earth’s history through men and women’s faith in a rhema word from Him. Jesus Christ invites you, as a member of his church, to do the same. If you do know the purpose of God for your life, are you walking...

Ages Put Right by God
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Ages Put Right by God

What is God’s purpose? It’s not merely for you to live a good Christian life. Instead, Hebrews 11:3 indicates that God designs to put right ages of time. These ages are put right by God when individuals choose to repent and receive a living rhema word from God. Then, as a person walks in obedience...

The Intercession of the Spirit
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The Intercession of the Spirit

What does the apostle Paul mean when talks about the unutterable groanings of the Holy Spirit? This intercession of the Spirit occurs when we set aside time to think, meditate, and pray. The Holy Spirit leads the mind to consider the church, sinners, and one’s own soul in light of the Bible. This excites deep...

The Plain Truth about Sin
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The Plain Truth about Sin

“We know that any one born of God does not sin” (1 John 5:18a, RSV). Is there any plainer way to say it? The truth about sin is that it leads to death. But, the good news is that by faith in Jesus, you can stop sinning and receive eternal life. Your salvation absolutely depends...

Enter Not into Temptation (2004)
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Enter Not into Temptation (2004)

Jesus’ temptation in the garden of Gethsemane pictures our own time of crushing in the prayer closet. While imminent separation from the Father crushed Jesus as he prayed, our need for union with the Father crushes us as we pray. The Christian life is in the prayer closet. Only in prayer do we receive revelation...