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Why Do We Baptise Infants?

There are several Christian doctrines that often lead to division in the church. These include the doctrines of predestination, gender roles and baptism. Some Christians say that only believing adults should be baptised and others believe that infants of believers should be baptised too. One prominent leader who holds to the latter is Bryan Chapell, Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Churc...
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Look and Live

The following is extracted from Chapter 4 of Matt Papa's book: 'Look and Live - Behold the Soul-thrilling, Sin-destroying Glory of Christ'. This series of poems illuminates the beauty of Jesus' birth, life and death.   Bethlehem. A humble town. A nobody's town. Perfect. The mountains would have bowed down. The seas would have roared in praise. The trees clapped their hands. But not...
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Hell and the Wrath of God

Jonathan Edwards was an 18th century preacher, philosopher and theologian. He is widely regarded as "one of America's most important and original philosophical theologians"1. A sermon by Edwards that has caught the attention of many is titled "sinners in the hand of an angry God", and can be read here. In a great little book called 'The Holiness of God', R.C. Sproul summarises the main appl...
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The Glory of the Triune God

This is a quote from the first chapter of Joe Rigney's book titled "The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts". Joe talks about how Christians should take pleasure in creation, but he first talks about the origin of everything: God in trinity.   "The triune God of Scripture lives! He is not static. He is not lifeless. He is not bored. He is not boring. He is the livi...
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Profile of the Lukewarm

This post is an excerpt from a book called 'Crazy Love' by Francis Chan. In chapter 3, he provides a list of characteristics that make up a 'lukewarm' Christian - people who live comfortable lives without real affection toward God (see Revelation 3:15-16). Read and reflect.   Lukewarm people attend church fairly regularly. It is what is expected of them, what they believe "goo...
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The spiritual significance of baptism

Over the past few weeks, I've been going through a book called 'Confessing the Faith' by Chad Van Dixhoorn. This book is a commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith, which was written by a group of pastors in the mid-1600's as a summary of Christian doctrine. A specific text from the Westminster Confession regarding baptism says: 28.1 "Baptism is a sacrament of the new testament, ord...
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Mlb Dog Clothes For The Ultimate Sports Fan

Chances are you'll surprise yourself when the ease in starts bouncing off ideas. Houston Texans (4-5) (Previous rank: 24): Houston is hanging in there vip jersey store with a bunch of their might. It doesn`t matter if are generally trying to build muscle or lose fat, you must give you the chance to be sick person. And in Sandy also was crowned first pitcher to win it for your second season. B...
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The Power of Heaven in the Palm of our Hands

"Gospel-shaped", "Christ-centered", "Scripture-based"... more Evangelical jargon we use but often don't understand why. A great man of the faith is Bryan Chapell, senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, adjunct professor of practical theology, former chancellor and president of Covenant Theological Seminary (where I love studying online courses!). In his book 'Christ-Centered Preaching', h...
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Jesus is not just your Friend

Often it is heard from Christians that Jesus is "a friend who is always with us" or "someone powerful we can pray to". These are great benefits of Christ, but I can't help but feel uneasy that we've missed Scripture's emphases on Jesus, that he's so much more than just your friend. Christians ought to preach the good news Jesus Christ in all his glory. How do we do this? We must begin with a ...
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Death into Divine

Here's a great quote written by Andrew Rivet which was quoted in Archibald Alexander's book Thoughts on Religious Experience, which was quoted in John Piper's sermon The Death of a Spirit-Filled Man, which was quoted in Nancy Guthrie's book O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, which I read and am quoting here. Andrew was a French Theologian who fell severely ill after preaching a sermon on Christm...
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