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Theology and Coherent Living

Theology helps us to live coherent lives. Take, for example, the doctrine of God's providence. As the Baptist Catechism of 1813 states, "God's works of providence are his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures and all their actions." This truth is confirmed by the testimony of Scripture. Ephesians 1:11 In him we have obtained an inheri...

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Jesus is God

On Sunday we had the privilege of studying Psalm 45. In the sermon I pointed out that the King was described as being divine. Verse 6 unmistakably makes that point, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness." I took a little bit of time to explain that this makes complete sense with regard to what we know about Jesus....

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The Power of God

As Christians, one of our great struggles is to live in the reality that what God has done far outstrips what we were and what we have done. When we live in light of what we were and what we have done, we underestimate the power of God. We remember our past, but we live in light of the present and coming reality. In Colossians 1:21-22, two short verses, Paul writes out the...

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Not in Part but the Whole

At the Tuesday night men's Bible study, one of the brothers (not me) led us in a few songs from his guitar. We closed with "It is Well." After we had finished singing, I mentioned to the brothers that third verse of that hymn has to be one of the best stanzas in all of hymnody. I'm sure if I gave you few words you'll be able to recite the rest, but just in case, here's the...

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