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Why Do the Ten Commandments Sound So Negative?

Episode 533 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about God's electing grace, the final judgment of believers, the nature of Christ's presence in the Lord's Supper, and the 10 Commandments.

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We Need to Lament to Begin Healing

Lament enters the complicated space of deep disappointment and lingering hurt. It boldly reaffirms the trustworthiness of God. But first we need...

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How to Help People Lost in the Maze of Doubt

At some point, most Christians doubt God, the claims of the Bible, and the reality of Jesus.Especially in today’s climate, God, the Bible, and Christianity are under intense and critical...

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Two Kinds of Discipleship: A Reflection on Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38–42

At times it is good for us to reflect on how we are going to go about walking the path before us. Such decisions are plentiful in our lives. When our son was born, there were thoughts about...

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Jesus Isn’t Your Supporting Actor

We’re on this earth, the Apostle Peter says, to glorify God and amplify the gospel: “Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that when they slander you as evildoers, they will observe your good works and will glorify God on the day he visits” (1 Peter 2:12 CSB).

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Should Christians Pray for God to Judge their Enemies?

One of the treasures of worship in the Christian church is the Psalter: one hundred and fifty inspired songs, many of them written by David.

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Why You Should Want to Pray for Your City

Why Christians have an obligation to pray for their cities.

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A Witness to Life

Being homebound this spring found me outside in the warm afternoon sun. I’d set up my camping chair in the front yard, plop down, and read a book. Like everyone else, being stuck at home meant that life had slowed way down, almost to a standstill.

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A Personal vs. Private Relationship with Christ

I think what we have seen in the church over the last several decades—maybe the last few generations—is a prioritization of our faith being personal.

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When Your Christian Liberty Becomes a Sin

How can we know if we've crossed "the line"? Can drinking alcohol or eating meat become wrong before God?