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The Gospel is for Believers

Read Bible Refrain from cussing Witness to someone Some of us love checklists. If we can check things off it lets us feel a sense of accomplishment. But when it comes to the gospel checklists are bad. Very bad. Paul wrote to a group of believers in Galatia to warn them about their own checklists. They had begun validating their…

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The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers

I was blessed to receive a copy of The Valley of Vision this morning by a brother in my Care Group from church. It is a collection of Puritan prayers and is both encouraging and admonishing at the same time. Below, is the very first passage I read after receiving the book. Read and be refreshed. The Gospel Way Blessed…

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3 Reasons Why It’s Okay To Be Narrow-Minded

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary the word ‘narrow-minded’ is defined as, not willing to accept opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own.  Culture has assimilated our thinking to believe that narrow-mindedness is bad. Perhaps when it comes to every single opinion, or every single subject, or every single dogma it is unacceptable. But when…

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Changes to the Podcast

Long for Truth started out as a blog and eventually morphed into a Facebook page and finally a podcast. Steve and I have done over 100 episodes of The Long for Truth Show trying to stay consistent by posting at least one episode a week. But unfortunately over the past year, because of work, family, and church schedules, consistency has…

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5 Things Christians Should Do in Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Homosexual Marriage

By now, every blogger in every corner of the Net has either written on or otherwise elaborated on yesterday’s history-changing decision of the Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage.  To boot, many Christians have responded with articles and blogposts about how Christians should respond. I don’t propose to offer anything new or insightful, or even anything significant. But I would like…

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No Fear

I used to think the reason that the Church was fading so fast was because of a lack of the sufficiency of Scripture. I used to think that! I am becoming more convinced these days that the problem therein lies, not in a lack of Scriptural integrity, but rather, a lack of holy fear. Think about it for a moment.…

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Christ-less Self Examination, Judging My Salvation by My Sanctification

One of the most sobering questions a Christian can ask is, “How do I know I’m saved?” This is a question that every Christian has had to grapple with at one time or another.If this is a question you’re struggling with now, you’re not alone. Many Christians are struggling with assurance, even to the point of despair. Assurance Does Not…

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Andromeda and the Glory of God Rocked My World!

I came across a link that John Piper shared on facebook a few days ago. It affected me so much that I decided to do a blog post about it. On January 5, Nasa released an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of our closest neighbor the Andromeda Galaxy. “The Hubble Space Telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual…

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Vocation: The Real Purpose Driven Life

With so much talk among Christian pastors and “leaders” today about purpose and meaning, taking risks and doing something radical for God, the “average, ordinary Christian life” seems to be a wasted life. “Certainly,” they say, “God doesn’t call His children to live a life that’s mundane and ordinary. He wants them to take risks, do great things, to live…

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RJ Grunewald Interview on Vocation

Since I’ve been reading two books on the doctrine of vocation, one by Gene Veith called God at work, and the other by Gustaf Wingren called Luther On Vocation, I thought I’d repost this interview Steve and I did with RJ Grunewald from back in October of 2014. Posted with Blogsy