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Preach the Word: The Antidote to False Doctrine–Part 3 Charge and Command

So far, I talked about the context of Paul’s call to action for Timothy and every pastor:  “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2) and the crisis mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:3-4.  This week, our focus is the charge and command stated in 2 Timothy 4:1-2.


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Preach the Word: The Antidote to False Doctrine Part 2–the Crisis of False Doctrine

In a previous blog, I discussed the context of Paul’s call to action for Timothy and every pastor:  “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2). Today’s focus is the crisis mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:3-4. 


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Preach the Word: The Antidote to False Doctrine Part 1–the Context of False Doctrine

The call to action of every pastor is summed up by Paul’s words to Timothy to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2).  Yet this is no small matter for both a pastor and his congregation. 


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Why Expositional Preaching and Teaching Demand Good Biblical Reasoning–Part 3: How Do Apply Good Reasoning?

In my last blog, I explained how premises and arguments play a vital role in distinguishing between deductive and inductive reasoning.  Today’s focus is examining several scriptures that reflect both types of reasoning and

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Why Expositional Preaching and Teaching Demand Good Biblical Reasoning–Part 2: What is Good Reasoning?

One of the common verses relating to an apologetic defense of the truths of scripture and salvation is 1 Peter 3:15 which says “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear”

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Why Expositional Preaching and Teaching Demand Good Biblical Reasoning–Part 1: What is Expositional Preaching and Teaching?

Regardless of whether you’re a Gospel preacher or a teacher, I contend that good, sound Biblical reasoning can only occur when we embrace an expositional approach to studying and sharing the scriptures.  This leads to

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The Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation–Part 6 Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

The last of the Five Solas is Soli Deo Gloria, translated “all to the Glory of God” or “to the glory of God alone.”  
 

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The Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation–Part 5c Solus Christus: Christ Alone

So far, our understanding of Solus Christus has been guided by principles of viewing context, chorus of unity, and covenants mentioned in 1 Timothy 2:5-6.  We conclude our discussion based on characteristics of Christ. 


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The Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation–Part 5b Solus Christus: Christ Alone

In a previous blog, I discussed how we can view Solus Christus through the lens of Christ as our Perfect Mediator described by the context and chorus of unity recorded in 1 Timothy 2:5-6–”For there is one God, and one mediator also

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The Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation–Part 5a Solus Christus: Christ Alone

At the heart of our understanding Solus Christus (Christ Alone) is a recognition that Christ is God’s Holy and Perfect Mediator.  Our key

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The Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation–Part 4 Sola Gratia: Grace Alone

The Christian worldview about Sola Gratia, Grace Alone, frames our understanding about the Trinity’s role in the sovereign and redemptive

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The Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation–Part 3b Sola Fide: Faith Alone

In last week’s blog, I described how the theme, context, and reference to righteousness relate to Romans 1:17 and Sola Fide. Our focus today is the

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