Category Archives: In Christ

Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

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Our hope in life and death

Worship the God who breaks in on the natural order for us and our salvation!. Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Atheism, Atheists, Birth of Jesus, Christian worldview, Christianity, Christmas, Christology, Coming of Christ, Cross of Christ, Cross of Jesus, Death of Christ, Deity of Jesus, Following Christ, In Christ, Jesus Christ, New Christian, Teaching of Jesus | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What is the gospel?

Gospel-centered living happens when three tenses are continuously kept in view… Continue reading

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How does God bring us to maturity?

Use this for a small group series or a sermon series. Seven primary resources for spiritual maturity. Continue reading

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Troubled dust, but dust that dreams

Rest securely and confidently in what God has done for you in Christ! And remind yourself often that…. Continue reading

Posted in Agnostic, Atheism, Atheists, Death of Christ, Depravity, Depression, Despair, Easter, Eternal life, Eternal security, Evil in the world, Fear of death, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Grace, Grieving, Heaven, Hope?, Human depravity, Human dignity, Humanism, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Loss, Meaning of life, Problem of evil, Promises of Bible, purpose, Religion-not the answer, Resurrection, Salvation, Sin, Suffering, The cross of Christ | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Restoring dignity to Church membership

The deficiency in many churches is the casual procedure of adding new members without any challenge to commitment. Integrity in the membership process is the place to begin in restoring a high view of the Church.
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Posted in Accountability, Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church, Church growth, Church Leadership, Church membership, Church Planting, Ecclesiology 101, Elders, God's Will, In Christ, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Millersville Bible Church, Pastors | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Inexplicable mercy

How could God have any adequate reason for offering mercy to sinners like me? I cry out “God be merciful to me the sinner” but I know that there is nothing in me that deserves mercy. Continue reading

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8 Identity Markers

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do?Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

Posted in Call to ministry, Calling, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church, Confession, Gospel-centered, Identity, In Christ, Kingdom, Meaning in life, Meaning of life, purpose, Searching, Self esteem, True Christianity?, Witness, Work, Worldview | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Do we need the assistance of saints or angels?

There is no other name which avails and prevails with God! Continue reading

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Christ appears in Heaven for us!

Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because… Continue reading

Posted in Afterlife, Assurance, Christian worldview, Christianity, Christology, Comfort, Death of Christ, Deity of Jesus, Doubt, Encouragement, End Times, Eternal life, Eternal security, Fear of death, Final judgment, Forgiveness, Funeral, Future events, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Grace, Heaven, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Judgment seat of Christ, Loss, Mercy, Peace, The cross of Christ, Victory, Walking with God | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment