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Oliver Hart’s Robust Understanding of “Preaching the Gospel”

When Baptist pastor Oliver Hart (1723-1795) charges ministers to “preach the gospel”, notice what all he assumes “preaching the gospel” will include: “Preaching the gospel will lead to an explanation of what the apostle calls “the form of sound words … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Bible-Reading Church Members

“Historically, false doctrine often seems to be adopted by the theologians of the church first, by the pastors second, and by the informed laity, who are daily reading their Bibles and walking with the Lord, last.” Wayne Grudem, “Church Government,”┬áSystematic … Continue reading

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When God Invades

“God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when he does. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When … Continue reading

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God is Lord, God is Friend

God is majestic, holy, high above us, sovereign, the Lord of all to whom we must bow in reverence. God is warm, loving, near, the Friend who delights to draw close to us in life-giving fellowship. In my own mind, … Continue reading

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Where did the idea of “person” come from?

According to theologian Douglas Kelly, the concept of person only broke into the consciousness of the Western world after the doctrine of the Trinity was revealed through the preaching of the Gospel. The announcement of a God who is not … Continue reading

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Prayer Meeting: Pray Through the Attributes of God

If you’re not careful, you can leave a well-intentioned prayer meeting downright discouraged. We all come in on Wednesday evening with a fair share of anxieties and burdens that are simply part of a normal week. Then, we hear about … Continue reading

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The Importance of Theology in the Life of the Church

Joe Thorn is conducting a series of weekly interviews at his blog about “experiential theology,” how the study of and knowledge of God shapes our daily living as Christian believers. He recently interviewed Baptist historian Dr. Tom Nettles, who just … Continue reading

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