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Holy Ceramics

Bible Reading for the Week of January 14, 2019 Reflections on Romans 7-9    This is a dense section of Scripture with many important theological truths. My goal in this post is to distill to the essence of Paul’s message focusing on those portions of the passages that...

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Moving Toward Sanctification

Bible Reading for the Week of January 7, 2019 Reflections on Romans 4-6   We Are Saved By Grace Alone To understand this section of Romans, we must understand Paul’s basic premise in chapter 3. We are saved (or justified) by grace alone. There is nothing we can do to...

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The Gospel Makes No Sense

Bible Reading for the Week of January 1, 2019: Romans 1-3    The Gospel Of Jesus Makes No Sense The Gospel of Jesus Christ doesn’t even make sense in our modern culture. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is that Jesus died for sinners. Sinners are made right with God, not...

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Sanctified Politics

A Christian friend of mine recently posted a Linkedin article by Julian McCall to Facebook. The article purports to be sharing a letter by Marshall Kamena, the Mayor of Livermore, California. My friend's comment on the post was ambiguous; it wasn’t possible to...

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Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting 2

Why fast? There are several reasons for fasting. Elmer Townes has identified nine types of fasting in his book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough. What follows is a brief description of each of the nine he identified.   Disciples Fast The purpose of the Disciples...

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Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting

Biblical Case for FastingJesus assumed that His followers would fast. When confronted with the fact that His disciples did not fast, He replied that they didn’t fast because He was present with them, but that after He is taken away from them that His disciples will...

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