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John 12:12-15 ¶ The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is...

My Body an Instrument

April 5, 2017 / 0 Comments
Passage1 Corinthians 6:14-20PrayerDear Father, powerful and holy God,This body of mine is not just temporary, meant for the decay of the grave. You have promised to redeem it, to make it glorious like Christ's. It will be my instrument to...

Family Relations

April 6, 2017 / 0 Comments
Passage1 Corinthians 7:1-7PrayerDear Father, third party to our marriage,Thank you that in matters of family relations you have not left us uninformed. Thank you for your apostle Paul's instructions. Help me take all these to heart.While it may have been...

Mob Kills Christian Elder at Evangelical School of Sudan

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JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A church elder on Monday (April 3) died from injuries sustained in a raid on an embattled Christian school by supporters of a Muslim business interest in Omdurman, Sudan, sources said. Younan Abdullah,...


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Matt. 21:15-16 ¶ But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him,...

Husbands and Wives

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Passage1 Corinthians 7:10-24PrayerDear Father, lover of families,May my spouse and I both strive to satisfy the spiritual, mental, economic, emotional, and physical needs of the other so neither of us will ever be tempted to look to someone else for...

God Cannot Lie

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TITUS 1:2 NKJ 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, It's not just that God has decided He will not lie -- He CANNOT lie. God only speaks truth! JOHN 17:17 NKJ...

Evangelical Church Attacked Near Paris

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Photo Credit: Le ParisienPARIS (Evangelical Focus) — A fire erupted in the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville (near Paris) on Sunday 2 April, at 6 a.m. The flames woke up Pastor Gilbert Léonian and his wife, who live in the...


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How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head. Psalm 133:1–2 What is the life of the church? What makes it different from all other societies...


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Passage1 Corinthians 7:25-35PrayerDear Father, head of our one enduring spiritual family,Thank you that you have not left us uninformed in matters of family relations. Thank you for the apostle Paul's instructions, which tell us to be holy in body and...

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Article January 31, 2017

Preaching as a Means of Survival

Preaching, doctrinally robust and exegetically rich preaching, is the only mechanism for the church’s survival in a secular age.

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This post is the last of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age.

With our cultural analysis behind us, I would like to consider the role of preaching in a secular age, particularly preaching as a survival strategy for the church. Many today are reconsidering the role and ..








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After years of dreaming and two ETS brainstorm meetings, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the Center for Baptist Renewal (CBR)!
CBR is a group of conservative, evangelical Baptists committed to a retrieval of the Great Tradition of the historic church for the renewal of Baptist faith and practice. Our mission is to equip leaders to appropriate perspectives and practices of the historic church within the context of their local congregations. This will begin with a we..




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Many Evangelicals voted for Trump for the Supreme Court, so let's stop painting them with every other brush

Today, President Trump nominated a new Supreme Court Justice. Neil Gorsuch is, as the President promised, in the mold of Antonin Scalia.

That’s what many Evangelicals were hoping—and why many voted the way they did.

During the announcement, President Trump indicated that he knew this was the most important issue for many people, and he’s right—it certainly was for Evangelicals. (Ch..




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“What sermon had the most impact on your life?”

That question was asked by my friend Jeff Purswell at a recent dinner with some friends. We all paused and began to recount our histories of hearing sermons. We all reflected upon the difference the preaching of God’s word has made in our lives. This question provoked a wonderful review of each man’s experience of grace through preaching.

Something happens in the preaching of God’s word that doesn’t happen in our private devotions or small groups..


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It has been too long since I’ve shared a selection of letters to the editor. Here, then, are a few that have come my way in recent weeks.

Letters on Do Children Have a Financial Obligation Toward Their Parents?
I appreciated your article and feel convicted, as I have in-laws that were frugal, and had the foresight to prepare for their retirement, while my parents were not. I have had conversations with them to consider their future more seriously, only to face argument and hurt feelings. I woul..




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Your weekly installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web.

Articles of the Week

Caring for Refugees, J.D. Greear. Over the past week, the news has been dominated by the question of how our country—and the church—should best care for refugees. Pastor J.D.’s response points to several other useful resources, and shows what we, at the Summit, are doing to minister to refugees.

Don’t Be a Gullible Skeptic, Trevin Wax. Too many people in our current society are what Trevin c..

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Disappointment is unavoidable.

Every one of us will miss out on a promotion, go through heartbreak, lose what we wanted most, or come to a detour in life. Disappointment, however, should never stop you from moving forward. The only time disappointment foreshadows the end of the road is when you let it.

Handling disappointment well is not easy because our emotions will urge us to wallow in despair and complain about why life isn’t fair, but you can tr..




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Editors’ note: Last month a unanimous jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers as they attended Bible study in a Charleston, South Carolina church. The reaction to Roof’s sentencing has rekindled discussions—even among victims’ families—about whether Christians should support capital punishment. To consider both side of the debate, TGC is presenting personal essays on the death penalty by Matthew Arbo, assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Oklah..




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A guest post from John Mark Reynolds, President of The Saint Constantine School and editor of The Great Books Reader.

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is the greatest American literary talent: poet, essayist, short-story author, and novelist.

Joseph Smith sells more books, but lacks his artistry.

Mark Twain is more frequently read, but he was no poet.

James Fennimore Cooper is one long series of adjectives.

Moby Dick is a great book, but Melville is not as consistently readable as Hughes.

A col..


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The early weeks of the Trump presidency have been dominated by discussions of the ethics and propriety of his immigration policies. But Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries faced a flood of immigration that makes today’s issues look modest in comparison. Between 1877 and 1890 alone, a total of 6.3 million new arrivals entered the United States. Even more would arrive before the coming of World War I. The total American population in 1900 was just over 72 million, so the..




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January 22, 2017

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

My oldest granddaughter, Ruth Bell, just turned fifteen. She is spectacularly beautiful, with a sweet, strong spirit. One of the birthday traditions in our family is that each of us gives the one who is being celebrated a Bible verse. The verse can be one of blessing, challenge, instruction, promise, or exhortation. My selection of the verse I felt led to choose for B..