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Is The Gospel Enough? – When it becomes chic to talk about the gospel then watch out because much gospel-talk will contain more talk than gospel.

The Colossian “Hymn” – Colossians 1:15-20, is one of the most Christ-glorifying passages of all the New Testament.  Imagine a hymn using this text.

Elements of Productive Bible Study:  READ! – One of the key elements of productive Bible study is to read the Bible.   A novel concept, I agree.  But osmosis hasn’t worked for me so far.

Is God’s Love Unconditional? – Where in Scripture do we find this notion of the unconditional love of God? If God’s love is absolutely unconditional, why do we tell people that they have to repent and have faith in order to be saved?

I Feel Sorry For God – It’s sort of darkly-funny that a people who are themselves so unable, unwilling to keep the Law can be also so intent on making sure God is judging other people.

Looking Away from Self to Jesus – How we need to do a better job of this in our walk in Christ.

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The Gospel, buy it’s nature, to our nature, is offensive.  If we are not being offended by the Gospel everyday we need to examine and see if we are walking in “The Way”. – Thom Cole

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What Does Your Church’s Statement of Faith Protect? – Thabiti Anyabwile lists 6 things a Church’s statement of faith should protect.

Watch Over Your Heart – Why is this so important?  We are justified and made right before God, right?  But it is still an ongoing process.

The Case for Hate – Without hate we are no longer moral.

Falling Asleep – For a Christian to die, it’s as natural as falling asleep at night.

Quote:

“For two hours they cried out, ‘Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!'”  Acts 19:34.  Mere enthusiasm and persistence is worthless. – John Piper

 

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Sound Doctrine, Sound Words – This is a message by Phil Johnson (an ex-Pyromaniac) that was given at the Shepherds Conference in 2009.  How true his words have come true.  My wife and I watched this this weekend.

Carl Trueman Installed as Pastor of Cornerstone OPC Church – If you have never listened to Carl Trueman, or if you don’t know who he is, check out this website.  Pastor Trueman holds a doctorate and teaches at Westminster Theological Seminary in PA.  He is an outstanding preacher, theologian and historian.  Give him a listen if you want a blessing.

What Important Element of Public Worship Goes Largely Neglected Today? – Pastor Brian Croft asks why the reading of Scripture in our worship services is being neglected.

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There is no excuse for fear if God is the foundation of our trust. – C H Spurgeon

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Black Pastors Group Launches Anti-Obama Campaign Around Gay Marriage – Looks like our current president might not be able to take things for granted any more.

Some Basic Thoughts About Manhood: Work – Part 3 of Thabiti Anyabwile’s discussion on manhood.

Our Relentless War With Sin – John MacArthur looks at the war we wage everyday against sin.

Stop Preaching to Yourself, Do Something – Yes, we need to remind ourselves of the Gospel, but, more importantly, we need to act on the Gospel.

Reformed Fellowship Outlook Magazine Archives – Download issues of Outlook, a magazine produced by the Reformed Fellowship, Inc group.

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The preacher is above all others distinguished as a man of prayer. – Charles Spurgeon