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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

To ALL Those In The Service

Text: Ephesians 6:1-4

When Paul wrote to the Church at Ephesus, he included a message for the children. In doing so, a clear assumption was in his mind; that when his letter was read to the gathered Church, children would be present in the service to hear it.

April 30, 2017  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

As Christ Loved the Church

Text: Ephesians 5:25-32

How exactly did Christ love the Church? The answer to that question is the standard measure for a husband's love for his wife.

April 23, 2017  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Never Mess with the Gospel of God

Text: 1 Cor. 15:1-7

The essentials of the Gospel are crystal clear, as is the response God requires from us. It is God's gospel and as heralds of that good news, we have no right to change, adjust, dilute or add to it in any way at all.

April 16, 2017  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

For the Cause of Reform in Kenya

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Back in March I wrote, "Pastor Elly Achok Olare (Mumias, Kenya, Africa) has become a very precious friend of mine in recent months. He and I share a very similar background in that we both were at one time pastors in the word of faith movement."

You can read an article he wrote at the Gospel Coalition website entitled, "How God Saved Me from the Prosperity Gospel".

Pastor Elly had read my book "Twelve What Abouts" and wrote to me asking for permission to photocopy the book to hand out to his students. I said that with God's help, I think we (King's Church, Peoria) can do better than that.

This afternoon I had the joy of seeing photos of the 50 books we had sent to his ministry in Kenya now safely in the hands of Pastor Elly. He is more than delighted. He wrote, "My dearest brother, my friend and Co worker in the battle for souls, I have this day received with exceeding gladness the package of books you sent. It's a blessing beyond words and thank you a million times."
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Many of the students Pastor Elly teaches have a Pentecostal/Word of Faith background and now, through Pastor Elly's ministry, five Reformed Churches have recently been planted in neighboring towns and cities in Kenya. Praise the Lord.

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Lets pray for our brother and his ministry and may God use the books in these students' hands to drive many to God and His word, the true gospel of Christ and the biblical doctrines of grace.

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Pour out Your Spirit O Lord and light fires in the hearts of many - for Your name, and for Your glory alone.

April 13, 2017  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Hank Hanegraaff's Conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy

Dr. James White: A two hour program today playing nearly 50 minutes worth of comments (ok, at 1.2x speed!) by Hank Hanegraaff relating to his conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy and asking the simple question: can an Eastern Orthodox believer function as the Bible Answer Man? Important issues to be sure!

April 13, 2017  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

The Case for God & Scripture

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

There is a God and He has revealed Himself clearly both in nature and in Scripture. All facts are God's facts. There is no neutral ground (for an unbeliever). Man is without an apologetic (a logical, rational and plausible defense). The fear of the Lord is the very beginning of knowledge and the Bible is self-authenticating, bearing the evidence within itself of its Divine origins. According to God, this is the foundation for any further discussion.

All agreed?

OK then, let's talk.

April 09, 2017  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink