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Hero of a Hundred Fights: Standing in the Gap

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one” (Ezekiel 22:30). The Painting … Continue reading

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A Delayed Salvation

“who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5). A friend came by the other day to talk about salvation. Those who characterize themselves as unbelievers … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Being in Seminary

The following message was delivered at New Student Orientation, on August 23, at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Seminary: A Ministry of Preparation Recently I participated in the ordination of a young man to the Gospel ministry, to pastor a … Continue reading

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God’s Remedy for Broken Daddies: A Father’s Day Message

Father’s Day is a day to remember that God made dads. And when they break, and they can and often do, only He can fix them. 2 Samuel 18:24-19.2; Proverbs 17:6; Ephesians 6:1-4 The Bible is very practical and plain, … Continue reading

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Why I am a Pentecost(al) Presbyterian

I read the following story this week: “Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the … Continue reading

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A Romans 13 Exposition on Church and State for Such a Time as This

Listen to two radio interiviews taken from this article on Truths that Transform: Part 1 Part 2 As our nation reels from the intrusive and questionable advances of the Federal government into the authority given to the State and to … Continue reading

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Let Us Wake Before We Die: Saying Your Prayers on Easter Sunday

And so it is Easter. We read from the familiar passages, but may the Lord of life come upon us in a surprisingly new way this year! Listen as if for the first time for the inerrant,infallible Word of the … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Gifts in the Church Today (1 Cor. 12)

I heard that the librarian of one of the greatest libraries in the world remarked: “We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” I have come to learn in my life that it is not that I need more information, … Continue reading

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Fallow Ground: The G20 and a Humble Plan Submitted for Worldwide Economic Recovery

  The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but is swept away through injustice (Proverbs 13:23 ESV). My Aunt Eva’s lessons in economics from years gone by are still fresh in my mind today. She didn’t have a … Continue reading

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An Encouraging New Album from Eric Parker

I want to begin with a disclaimer. Eric Parker was one of my parishioners at my last pastoral post, and is the owner of Music for Missions, which has provided a record label for my own musical offerings for two … Continue reading

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