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The End of Self-Help (2012)

The apostle Paul indicates that to be chosen by God, you must be sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In other words, you must be holy in reality. But how is this to happen? Is it by “progressive sanctification,” or “entire sanctification”? Many in the church today are trying to “grow into” holiness, or to “gradually...

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No Longer Hostile to God (2005)

What does being hostile to God look like? First, and most commonly, it is living to survive. If I do everything I can to fix life's problems, I show that I don't love and trust God. Instead, I'm guilty of the same sin Adam and Even committed. It is fearing my circumstances instead of fearing...

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The Day of God’s Judgment (2012)

As we live in this fallen world, we can choose one of two paths. One, we can suppress the truth of God by making unrighteous choices. Or, we can suppress–or cast off–wickedness by choosing Jesus first. All the actions of our life will flow out of one of these choices. Then, at the end of...

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Walking with Jesus (2012)

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ felt an agony of prayer for the lost. So how are we to experience this burden of prayer? Simply, this burden comes from 1) reading Scripture, 2) reflecting on what we read, 3) obeying what we read. Through Scripture, the Holy Spirit will reveal the desperate state of...

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Like Eagles Staked to the Ground

Christians in America are like eagles staked to the ground. They're called to soar: to take on the mission of winning the nation for Christ. However, many lack this loving concern for others' souls. They're instead preoccupied with their own lives. Except for those close to them, they're indifferent to the needs of others. This...