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Calvin’s Answer to Why a Cross? Could Christ Have Died Another Way?”

This is a section from book 2 ch. 16 of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. I titled it “Why the Cross? Could Christ Have Died Another Way?” For, in order to remove our condemnation, it was not sufficient to endure any kind of death. To satisfy our ransom, it was necessary to select a mode of death in…

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5 Reasons Why Hell Is a Message of LoveSteven Long 9/21/13

Condemnation; judgment; unloving; mean-spirited. These are the words that usually come to mind when a person hears another talking about the subject of Hell. And these are the first accusations that are laid upon my fellow open air preachers when we attempt to share the Gospel of Grace with them. It seems that most people cannot get past the part…

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Links to Make You Think

Here are this weeks links to make you think. An encouraging post by Mike Adams from Chief Sinner entitled My Big Fat Sloppy Righteousness. Another post by R J Grunewald from rjgrune.com. called The Worst 3 Point Sermon. Since we talked about the doctrine of vocation in our last podcast, I thought I’d share a post discussing the doctrine from…

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Reflections: Jacob & Esau

This past week I was reading the passage of Jacob and Esau. If you’re familiar with the story, you may remember that Jacob, at the prodding of his mother, tricked his father, Isaac into blessing himself rather than Esau, who was the elder. As the story goes, Isaac was old, and blind, and near death and asked Esau to hunt…

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John Calvin: Look to Christ Alone for Divine Favour and Paternal Love

We are going to be looking at some passages from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion over the next several Sundays. The section I have chosen to post is from Book 2 ch. 16- HOW CHRIST PERFORMED THE OFFICE OF REDEEMER IN PROCURING OUR SALVATION. THE DEATH, RESURRECTION, AND ASCENSION OF CHRIST. I will only be posting short passages…

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Links to Make You Think

Here are this week’s links to make you think.Aaron Denlinger of reformation 21 has an interesting post on John Calvin’s view of work.Jon Bloom of Desiring God writes a very thought provoking and encouraging piece about the power of the tounge. Great post by John Samson on Acts 13:48 called All who were ordained for eternal life believed. Posted with…

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Links to Last Night’s Podcast

Is your secular job a calling from God? Is it just as important to change diapers, fix automobiles, build houses, bag groceries, and drive a truck as it is to be involved in full time ministry? In this podcast we discuss the doctrine of vocation as we look at two articles, one called 18 Quotes on vocation by RJ Grunewald,…

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24 Heretical Teachings of the Word of Faith Movement

WARNING: LISTENING THE STATEMENTS MADE BY THESE TEACHERS MAY CAUSE SOUL TWITCHING AND OR SPIRITUAL NAUSEA. TO CLEANSE YOUR MIND WITH THE GOSPEL GO HERE AND HERE. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn…

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A Little Sunday Humor: Seeker Friendly Fortune Cookies

I like fortune cookies. The little proverbs they slip inside are very general but fun to read. It got me thinking: what would a fortune inside a fortune cookie from a seeker friendly church look like? Here a few of them. Have fun 🙂 You the man! Be the change I love you, I want you, I need you ~Jesus…

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Not a Dreg in the Cup

Here is this weeks sermon excerpt from Spurgeon. He preached this sermon entitled “None but Jesus” on February 17, 1861. I chose the segment of the sermon on Christ as our substitute. I hope it encourages you and helps you in the worship of our Lord this Sunday morning. On nothing else must thou trust; he is to be the…

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