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Sermon Quotes | "He Saved Us"

"The passage speaks of God's actions, not the believerspeople are the recipients." Bill Mounce "While humanity languished in depravity, God took the initiative in salvationThe thought here is that of a sovereign Lord who makes an act of unprompted and undeserved favor to his subjects and does so in a personal appearance." Andreas Kostenberger "Justification means that Go...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Timely Reminder"

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, A Timely Remidner,given on March 25, 2018. What type of reminders do your parents often give you about how to behave? Whenever my wife takes my children to the library she always reminds them of two things; she does this by asking them the question: "Ok guys, what are the 2 W's?" Our kids respond in chorus, "Walk, and Whisper"....

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Sermon Quotes | "A Timely Reminder"

"Much of a pastor's energy will be spent on the ministry of reminder. We never outgrow the ministry of reminder." John Kitchen "As good citizens, believers must also 'be ready to do whatever is good'-prepared and willing to participate in activities that promote the welfare of the community. They must not stand coldly aloof from praiseworthy enterprises of government but ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "Look Both Ways"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Look Both Ways,given on March 11, 2018. Imagine a street here in Louisville that your family frequently drives on, and then imagine having to cross that street on foot as a child alone with cars zooming by. Could be dangerous, right? This past Sunday, Pastor CJ shared with us a story from his childhood where he did just that. W...

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Sermon Quotes | "Look Both Ways"

"These verses are arguably the most concise explanation of gospel-centered living found anywhere in Scripture." Gospel Transformation Bible "Verses 11-14 is one sentence in the Greek text with 'grace' as its subject. Grace is the one-word summary of God's saving act in Christ, given freely to sinners who believe." Bill Mounce "One cannot truly claim to be a recipient of ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "A Word to Young Men"

At our old house we had a number of large trees that hadn't been taken care of and had become over-ridden with vines. At first, I didn't think too much of it. The vines had green leaves, so they kind of blended in. But as time went on, I took a close look at the trees. The vines were starting to weigh the tree down, and it became clear that they would kill the tree eventua...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "Self-Control: An Unappreciated Virtue"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Self-Control: An Unappreciated Virtue,given on Feburary 18, 2018. Everyone's heard the phrase, "Practice makes perfect." So what do you practice a lot to be good at? Maybe it's basketball or ballet. Perhaps it's guitar or drums. Whatever it is, the reason you work so hard at becoming better is because you love doing it and be...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "The Difference Doctrine Makes"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Difference Doctrine Makes,given on Feburary 11, 2018. This past Sunday Pastor CJ shared a wonderful story of a woman named Della. Della delighted in serving her customers with excellence and with a joyful spirit at the hospital cafeteria where CJ was waiting for a friend. Through Della's kindness and desire to serve other...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Difference Doctrine Makes"

"Sound doctrine is a summary of the Bible's teaching that is both faithful to the Bible and useful for life." Bobby Jamieson "This compressed phrase indicates that two strands are to be interwoven in Titus' teaching. On the one hand there is 'the sound doctrine,' the definite article once again implying that an identifiable body of teaching is in mind. On the other hand, ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "The Deadly Danger of False Teaching"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Deadly Danger of False Teaching,given on Feburary 4, 2018. Think about a time when you felt scared, but then someone took care of you and kept you safe. Maybe you woke up during a thunder storm and saw lightning flash outside your window. Maybe your mom or dad came to check on you and reassure you that everything was going...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Deadly Danger of False Teaching"

"They are plunging those influenced into spiritual turmoil by overturning their previous convictions." Andreas Kostenberger "The implication of this verse is that these teachers had been requiring observance of rules concerning ritual purity, probably restricting the eating of some foods (1 Tim. 4:3-5); the basis for such views is not stated, but Paul's response and the J...

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Sermon Quotes | "Leaders Who Commend the Gospel"

"Today we neglect giving proper attention to leadership issues in the church at our peril and the church's detriment. Not only will the church, God's household, not be properly led and managed, but it will also be rendered vulnerable to the influence of false teaching, worldliness, and a variety of countervailing cultural and social trends." Andreas Kostenberger "As goes ...

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Sermon Quotes | "Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel"

"This is a short epistle, but a model of Christian doctrine, in which is comprehended in a masterful way all that is necessary for a Christian to know and live." Martin Luther "Titus was the man for a tough assignment. There are two kinds of peoplepeople who can make a bad situation worse, and people who can bring order out of chaos. Titus was the man to send where there ...

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