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Is Age-Integrated Worship a Historical Norm?

Aaron Denlinger posted an article on Reformation21, “Is Family-Integrated Worship the Historical Norm?”  In the article, he identified a time in the sixteenth-century Church of Scotland in which children were excluded from worship services. I’m still chuckling at the YouTube video satire he included on how children’s church started… “Mr. Thompson and the Vicar Invent […]

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What Is the Most Important Issue in Worship?

What is the most pressing issue to you from the time you walk through the church doors – and even before you actually walk through the doors? If you are walking in the fear of God, if you are coming to worship in the fear of God, then you will be overcome with a constraining […]

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Preaching in Washington State This Weekend

This weekend I will be preaching at Cornerstone Bible Church in Lake Stevens, Washington, directly following the Christian Heritage Marriage Retreat. I will be preaching at 9:00am, during the Family Bible Hour, followed by the main service at 10:30am. Click here for the address.

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Isaiah 66:7-14 – The Church is Your Mother

In these verses Isaiah communicates one of the most gripping metaphors of the church.  He declares that the church is your mother who feeds you. Yes, each member is responsible to nourish one another as a mother does her suckling babes. Isaiah 65 and 66 hold together to present the final picture in the prophesy. In these […]

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Manhood On Sale Here

Click Here to Find Out More and to Purchase This Bundle. Because of the anniversary of Iwo Jima, I am offering three books on sale: Preparing Boys for Battle, Moment of Courage, and Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer. Normally, these three books are 37.85, but for today and tomorrow, you can purchase all three for $25 […]

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Lessons of Manhood from Iwo Jima

February 19th is the anniversary of the World War II Pacific battle of Iwo Jima. It is important that we remember this historic battle and draw lessons from it for our sons to teach them about manhood. In a society where manhood is so broken, we need tools to help us find our way. Check […]

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How to Act Around a Courtship

Jonathan Sides, a member of Hope Baptist Church, recently gave this message discussing the proper reaction of the congregation in response to a courtship within the church.

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How to Provoke Your Children to Anger

Here is a good piece by Mark Altrogge  on one of the dangers of parenting – especially for fathers – provoking children to anger. We can provoke our children to anger: – By constantly criticizing them and not encouraging them. When they feel they can never please us enough. – By having double standards – Do as […]

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For Joy in Marriage – Day 2 of Marriage Retreat

Pray for us today we are working through the various matters of marriage… It is always such a joy to meet together like this. Among the many subjects we covered, one was joy in marriage, and particularly the joy of a bridegroom over his bride reflected in Isaiah 62:5, “For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your […]

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Please Pray for Our Marriage Retreat Starting Today

I am very thankful for the opportunity to be with couples to more clearly understand the doctrine and practice of marriage… Today we start. Please pray for us that we would have marriages that are reflections of the glories of Christ and His Church.

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How Do You Know When It’s of the Holy Spirit?

What is the Ministry of the Holy Spirit? One of the great misunderstandings of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is the effect of the Holy Spirit. There are branches of Christianity who maintain that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit are seen in outward manifestations such as speaking in tongues, being slain in the […]

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Assurance of Salvation and It’s Hindrances

High degrees of Christian assurance are simply not compatible with low levels of obedience. — Sinclair Ferguson

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Welcome Pastors

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” – EPHESIANS 4:11-12 The role of leadership that you have been called to as a pastor is of significant importance […]

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Preaching in Phoenix This Weekend

This weekend Dan Horn and I will be preaching at Heritage Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, directly following the third annual Southwest Family Vision conference titled God’s Design for Marriage. 

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Singleness is a Type of Something Greater

Here is a message on singleness I delivered a while back, “Singleness is a Picture of Something Greater.” Everything in the Bible exposes beauty – including singleness. What do you really think about singleness, really? What do your parents think about singleness? What are their thoughts about a person who is single? Do they have an attitude against it? Do […]

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