Tag Archives: sin

“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…”

Here’s a remarkably helpful truth that gets pointed out once in a while in the biblical counseling world… but rarely sinks in and affects the way we think about the temptations we face. There are basically three complaints, or excuses, … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 9 part 2 — Marriage and Sexuality]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement in an attempt to provide a helpful example … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 6 — on Salvation]

Section 6 — Salvation We believe that freedom from the penalty and power of sin is available to mankind only through the sacrificial, substitutionary death of Jesus Christ. This salvation is the free gift of God’s grace, based entirely upon … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [sections 4&5 — on Angels and Mankind]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement, a section (or two) at a time, in … Continue reading

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1 Timothy [Grace That is Greater]

In 1 Timothy 1:6-11, Paul speaks of the misuse of the law by false teachers. But notice that at the mention of the gospel, Paul immediately breaks out into thanksgiving, in verse 12. As Paul is urging Timothy to guard … Continue reading

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The Promised Messiah and the Confused Disciples

Jesus came offering Himself as Messiah to the Jewish people. The coming Messiah, as prophesied in the Old Testament, was a coming king who would establish a kingdom that would last forever — and the Jews knew that very well … Continue reading

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