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Jesus Saves Sinners

| Jun 23, 2018

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Luke 19:10, For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Christianity is summed up in these words: Jesus came to seek and save the lost. If we were asked to describe in a sentence the heart of the gospel, here it is. Jesus saves. He came to this world to […]

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The Gospel in One Sentence

| Dec 2, 2013

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We have a need. The cross is proof of our need. Apart from Christ, our lives are in danger. We are spiritually adrift, dead in our sins, and hopeless in our fallen state. We are estranged from our Creator God.

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A People Proclaiming God’s Praises

| Nov 11, 2013

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but […]

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How to Know Nothing, Except the Good News

| Dec 17, 2012

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1 Corinthians 2:1–2, And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. Jesus Christ and him crucified. Paul says he decided to know nothing but this when […]

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By His Grace As a Gift

| Nov 12, 2012

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Romans 3:23–24, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Everybody Is a Sinner God created all peoples in his image. Mankind is intended to reflect his glory — to be mirrors of his majesty […]

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The Required Death

| Nov 5, 2012

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Galatians 2:20, For I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Crucified with Christ? That sounds awful, not […]

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To Die to Sin and Live to Righteousness

| Oct 22, 2012

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1 Peter 2:24, He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. “Why did Jesus die for my sins?” David suddenly wondered aloud at the dinner table, his eyes leaping from the plate in front of […]

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He Bore Our Iniquity

| Oct 15, 2012

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Isaiah 53:6, All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Sheep are notoriously foolish animals. Though they usually tend to mindlessly follow the flock, they often wander in search of greener pastures and inadvertently forsake the flock […]

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Here and Gone: Why God Tells Us Man Is Finite

| Feb 27, 2012

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Psalm 103:15–16, As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. “Man’s like grass.” This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this. Think back to Isaiah 40:6–7, A voice says, “Cry!” […]

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Recalling the Character of God … Again

| Feb 13, 2012

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Psalm 103:8-10, The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. As any parent will readily acknowledge, it is often necessary […]

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Singing the Gospel to Your Soul

| Feb 4, 2012

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Earlier this week we read about what it means to preach to your soul. I recently asked Bob Kauflin what it means to sing the gospel to your soul. He explains at the 32:27 mark:

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Great Question, Glorious Calling

| Jan 11, 2012

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Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord, Paul tells us, will be saved (Romans 10:13). This is good news. And then comes the best possible question, and subsequent questions, that could be asked. How then will they call of him in whom they have not believed? There’s not going to be a confession […]

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God Has Acted. The Word Is Here.

| Jan 9, 2012

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Romans 10:13–15, For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they […]

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The Gospel Will Not Fail

| Jan 2, 2012

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Isaiah 40:8, The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. The passage is not about grass. We need to take a step back to capture the real comparison in these verses. Isaiah tells us in verse 6, “All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the […]

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Rest, God’s Mercy Is Towards Us

| Dec 26, 2011

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Psalm 23:5–6, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” One of the most striking elements of […]

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