The Transforming Power of God’s Word

For the past two weeks, Tim Tebow has dominated sports talk shows, magazines, and water cooler talk. While much of the talk has been centered around his athletic skills (or, depending on who you talk to, the lack thereof), a great deal of this discussion has been focused on matters of faith—In particular, John 3:16. […]

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The Transforming Power of God's Word

For the past two weeks, Tim Tebow has dominated sports talk shows, magazines, and water cooler talk. While much of the talk has been centered around his athletic skills (or, depending on who you talk to, the lack thereof), a great deal of this discussion has been focused on matters of faith—In particular, John 3:16. […]

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Talkback Tuesday: Sin and the Gospel-Fueled Power to Overcome

In his treatise On the Mortification of Sin, John Owen penned the famous line "Be killing sin, or it will be killing you." Nearly four centuries later that timeless truth still prevails.  That’s why it excites me to see young pastors tackling difficult issues like sin and doing so with a firm grasp on the […]

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How Are You Reading the Bible?

The New Year gives us a great opportunity to examine our lives, priorities, and goals. Upon examination of our spiritual walks, resolutions are often made to pray more, to grow closer to God, or to read the Bible more. While those first two resolutions listed are great goals to have, they are ultimately tied to the third—we […]

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Talkback Tuesday: Intentional Discipleship

In the book Essential Church, Sam Rainer and I discussed extensively the topic of intentionality. Churches that are intentional with their discipleship process are intentional about moving Christians to a deeper walk with Christ with deeper teachings of Christ. When we asked church leaders about the best method for intentionally discipling those in their churches, the […]

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