Category Archives: Pastoral

Sins of Unbelievers in the New Testament

Having compared and listed the virtues that the NT presents as being dominant in the Christian life, here are the largest lists of sins in the NT compared to demonstrate the kind of life that marks those who are outside … Continue reading

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Virtue Lists of the New Testament Believer

In two days, I hope to preach about the glorious effects of the resurrection of Christ in the lives of His people from Colossians 3:1-17. As I prepared and meditated on that passage, the list of virtues in 3:12-16 stood … Continue reading

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Four Ways Christianity Honors Women

In perhaps the greatest example of Christianity’s opposition to the world, the religion of Jesus Christ honors women. Women are presented commonly throughout Scripture and often in positive ways. Num. 27— In the case of the daughters of Zelophehad, God … Continue reading

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Three Ways the World Hates Women

The world dishonors women in many mays. Amazingly, even the governments and organizations that profess to honor women commonly dishonor them. Women are commonly loaded with more work than is fit. Among the Tsonga women, an eye witness who lived … Continue reading

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The South African Government’s Most Recent Ban on Church Attendance

Once again, the South African government has decided that Christians must not meet to study the Bible, pray, evangelize, or sing. Here is the summary of three different pages from the most recent addition to the law. Our church is … Continue reading

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How to View the Government During COVID 19

The lessons of history When Charles II regained power after Oliver Cromwell in 1660, one of his contemporaries wrote: We have a pretty witty king,Whose word no man relies on;He never said a foolish thing,And never did a wise one. … Continue reading

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20 Questions for Pastors Who Believe Divorce is Permissible

In the past, I have listed the arguments for divorce and against divorce. If you are not familiar with the debate or arguments, then please read those posts. This morning I finished reading Daryl Wingerd’s excellent Divorce and Remarriage: A … Continue reading

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Obedience That Dishonored God

To the government or king Doeg the Edomite obeys the king to murder 85 men (1 Sam. 22:18-19). The men of Keilah would have obeyed the king by delivering up David after he had just saved them (1 Sam. 23:12). … Continue reading

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Disobedience That Honored God

Against government Shiphrah and Puah disobey the Egyptian government (Ex. 1:17). Moses disobeyed the Egyptians government when he defended the cruel taskmaster (Ex. 2:11-12; cf. Heb. 11:24-27). Moses disobeyed the Pharaoh by sending the plagues (Ex. 5-10). Rahab disobeyed the … Continue reading

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Should Christians be Concerned About Freedom?

If your only spiritual concerns deal with the propositions surrounding Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, you have spiritual eye problems. Some think themselves particularly far-seeing because on top of doctrines like atonement and inerrancy, they also care about election and … Continue reading

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