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I believe this study of 1 Corinthians will be valuable for us because this letter shows how an Apostle deals with a church that has major problems, and is in the midst of a sexualized culture. Corinth is a major metropolitan city with much commercial influx and many cultural influences. It is also a city full of a melting pot of paganism, especially sexual immorality. In fact, Corinth’s sexual reputation was to great that to…
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We will continue our study through this rich book of practical wisdom by jumping into a topic that we teach our children very early in life, an action that we expect of others towards us, but that we often struggle with even more as we age: the topic of forgiveness. Forgiveness. Our relationships in this...
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We live in a hyper-sexualized cultural moment, a moment in which sexual temptation has been weaponized. You no longer have to go visit dark, seedy buildings to find it. Temptation will seek you out. It’s on TV, it pops up un-prompted online, it’s in movies, it’s in songs, it’s in novels. But as much as...
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Caring for Christ’s flock is a weighty task, much harder than flying over the pacific and eating rice for weeks on end. Being a shepherd is a calling that nothing short of Christ’s grace and His Holy Spirit are necessary to keep us faithful. To that end, I’d like to take a look at a...
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The text to which I’d like to turn our attention is the final two verses of Psalm 23. Tonight, we will, Lord willing, finish up this Psalm, perhaps the most well-known chapter in all of the bible. It’s not really any wonder why this is one of the most beloved passages in scripture; it’s relevant...
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In May 2020, Drs. Sam Waldron and Jon English Lee recorded a live Q&A during a class being filmed at CBTS on the Decalogue and the Sabbath in Redemptive History taught by Jon English. Questions include: (at 2:12) “Galatians 3:13-14 is a text that demonstrates the problems with dispensationalism and New Covenant Theology. Could you...
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We began studying Psalm 23 two weeks ago (see Part 1 and Part 2) by looking at the first two verses, specifically focusing on the picture of the Lord as our shepherd, and the truths indicated by that language. We noted that the text doesn’t merely say that God is our Shepherd; it says that...
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We began studying Psalm 23 last week (see Part 1) by looking at the first two verses, specifically focusing on the picture of the Lord as our shepherd, and the truths indicated by that language. We noted that the text doesn’t merely say that God is our Shepherd; it says that Yahweh, the eternal, self-sufficient...
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Nearly everybody that I have spoken with from church, either in person, or on the phone, gave me the distinct impression that they were weary. We’re weary of isolation and quarantine. Weary of bad news and of depressing reports. Weary of sickness and death. Weary of injustice, and murder, and riots, and all the rest....