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The Contagious Holiness of God

God's holiness is contagious. We see this throughout the Old Testament with the people of God. This is the context to what we see in...

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What Does It Mean to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit?

Despite the good intentions that exist in many churches, there’s a lot of confusion about what the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is and why it...

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Why You Should Stop Trying to Numb Your Pain

As a pastor, part of what I do is deal with wounds, the deep spiritual wounds we all have.

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3 Beautiful Fruits of a Gospel-Centered Church

It has been in vogue for the past few years to talk about “gospel-centrality.” I don’t know about you, but I appreciate the language. Having...

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3 Reasons Your Pastor’s Sermon Should Always Lead You to Jesus

Our lives aren’t changed by hearing powerful rhetoric, or repackaged self-help. True transformation comes when Jesus Christ is preached into our hearts by faithful pastors. If pastors...

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3 Ways the Psalms Should Shape Worship

The Bible contains a whole book of praises, the book of Psalms, and it’s filled with insights that can help to shape our musical worship...

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5 Non-Negotiables from the Church Fathers on the Incarnation

We sing Christmas carols and hymns about the incarnate deity, and yet many Christians still lack a rudimentary understanding of what took place in the incarnation....

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Why You Need to Be in Church this Sunday

Sadly, Sunday worship has fallen on hard times in the United States. Back in 2014, when the Barna Group asked Americans what it was that...

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Why You Still Need the Church Even If You Have Been Hurt by It

One would hope that words like coercive, corrupt, and manipulative would never be used to describe church leadership, but sadly that’s not the case. If...

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Power with Empathy: The Beauty of Jesus

Have you ever noticed that the more power a person gains, the less compassion they have for those beneath them? Positions of power mean added...