This weekly blog contains expositional Bible teaching on topics related to practical Christian living. 

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What’s the Deal with Delegation? Part 1: Defining Delegation

One of the most common mistakes Christians make is to accept more responsibility than they can handle.

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Knowing the Unknown God: Rejection, Reflection, and Repentance

Acts 17:1-34 records the experiences of the Apostle Paul as he testifies to polytheistic Greeks on Ares (Mars) Hill.  He relies on the Holy Spirit to provide an apologetic defense of the Gospel by pointing out the Unknown God they

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Why the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation Matter: Part 1 Overview

What do you know about the Protestant Reformation?  Is this topic just another pontification about church history?  I assure you: it’s not.  The Protestant Reformation and the Five Solas are fundamental to our understanding of

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Fallen Short

“I’m a good person who tries to do the right thing.  No one’s perfect! I’m not a murderer. I’m not as bad as that guy.  I go to church, read the Bible, and say my prayers.”  


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Bible Study 101–Part 5: A Word Study on “Believe”

How does the Bible’s reference to the verb “believe” in James 2:19 and John 3:16  help us understand distinctions between general knowledge and saving faith?

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Bible Study 101 Part 4: Studying the Word Requires Word Study

To avoid being a sloppy Bible scholar, we must adopt good habits by using effective word study.  Why does this matter? First, our due diligence reflects our acceptance of

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Bible Study 101 Part 3: Abbreviated Bible Study of John 3:16 Using Hermeneutics and Exegesis

Having discussed hermeneutics and exegesis in a previous blog, I thought it helpful to model an an abbreviated Bible study of John 3:16–“For God so loved the world, that He

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Bible Study 101 Part 2: Key Terms for Reading, Interpreting, and Teaching the Bible

In basic logic, the validity of an argument (claim) is determined by the validity of its premise (assumption).  The entire argument is invalid even if only one premise is false.

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Bible Study 101 Part 1: Text without Context is a Pretext

“I’m not a Bible scholar.”  How often have we heard others say this or perhaps say this ourselves?  In a very real sense, it’s a defensive statement that effectively undermines

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Nehemiah and Authentic Fellowship–Part 4a: Disdain

Part 4a:  Disdain   Nehemiah 4:5-8
 
Like Nehemiah, we often experience unbelievers’ disdain in the midst of our ministry during God’s work.  Nehemiah 4:5-8 records how we are often demoralized, dispositioned, and disturbed while doing His great work.

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Nehemiah and Authentic Fellowship–Part 4: Disdain

Part 4:  Disdain   Nehemiah 4:1-4
 
Having discussed the dilemma, diligence, and defense associated with rebuilding the Jerusalem Wall (Nehemiah 1-3), I will now focus on the topic of disdain (Nehemiah 4:1-8).  More specifically, I’ll discuss how Nehemiah 4:1-4 outlines benefits of God allowing us to be derided, devalued, and despised.

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Nehemiah and Authentic Fellowship–Part 3a: Defense

Part 3a:  Defense   Nehemiah 3:1-32
 
In last week’s blog, I addressed the first two principles of authentic fellowship and how we should rely on God for protection from the evils of the world system. Today, I’ll discuss the last two principles of knowing the oppositions of people and knowing the assignments of people.  

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