Think like a Calvinist, live like an Arminian

Leonard Ravenhill, one of my favorite pastors, had a saying he would quote often: “think like a Calvinist, live like an Armenian.” I told this quote to a Calvinist friend of mine the other day who replied saying “If I felt the souls of everyone here was on me I wouldn’t

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Are distractions keeping you from being as close to God as you could be?

“Our blessings have become a curse. They attract us. They take too much of our time and concern.” – Leonard Ravenhill One of the most powerful tools Satan is using to attack the church and keep Christians crippled in America today is distractions. Let’s face it, life in America is

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Should Christians celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden?

Big news has hit the media, Osama (or Usama) Bin Laden is dead. With that news people are rejoicing a lot. My facebook page is flooded with messages celebrating the death of the Al-Queda leader. But personally, as a Christian, I have mixed feelings on it… Which leads me to ask,

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Easter: Getting back to the basics

Today will no doubt be a busy day for most people.  You have clothes to get ready, get to church on time, find the eggs with the kids, easter baskets to pick through for favorite candies, and a big family easter dinner to prepare.  To many people it seems that

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Theistic Evolution

A huge debate going on right now is on the topic of Naturalistic Evolution (also known as Neo-Darwinism) and Intelligent Design. Advocates of evolution seem to have the popular view, or at least they are the loudest, since if you ask most people they assume that evolution is the only

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Ideas we can use in witnessing to others, and ministering to new Christians

I. Foundation Verses and Their Major Points (in sequential order): A. Matt. 16:1-4 B. Matt 16:5-12 C. Matt 26:1-13 (esp. v. 10-13) D. Luke 4:8 E. Luke 4:16-19 (digression) F. Luke 19:1-10 G. Romans 2:4 H. Matthew 16:26 I. Ephesians 5:1-7 J. Mark 13:28-31 A. Matt 16:1-4 1. Read v.

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Is War Wrong According to the Bible?

I. IntroductionII. The Power of the Sword Romans 13:1-7 “1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist

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Who is Satan? (Part 3)

Why, if Jesus triumphed over Satan, is there still sin in the world? It is possible that a sentence may be pronounced and made known some time before the sentence is actually executed. During this interval a criminal is said to be under sentence awaiting his execution which some higher

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