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Is the Virgin Birth a Myth?

This week, a friend from out of our State sent me a blog from a pastor in her town where a friend of hers attends. In it, he makes the comment, “I am reminded that there is a good deal of myth in the birth narratives of the Christ.” He then refers to the virgin birth of our Lord. Really?

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Accountability Questions for Moral Purity

(The following are just a few of the questions from the November, 2002, “Spirit of Revival,” pages 37-38. Contact Life Action Ministries, 800-321-1538, http://www.LifeAction.org Am I being intentional about maintaining a sexually pure lifestyle… Through cultivating my relationship with the Lord? Am I spending time daily reading the Bible and in prayer? (Ps. 119:9, 11) […]

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Are You Born Again?

By J. C. Ryle (1816-1900) Are you born again? This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). It is not enough to reply, “I belong to the church; I suppose I’m a Christian.” Thousands of nominal Christians […]

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Hudson Taylor on Faith

Firm Faith—Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905) The spread of the gospel in nineteenth-century China owed much to one man—Hudson Taylor. As the founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM) in 1865 and a great encourager of missionaries, Taylor blazed a trail for the gospel, leaving 125,000 Chinese Christians at his death. Men such as C. […]

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How I prepare sermons

Regarding sermon prep, I had Haddon Robinson at Dallas Theological Seminary, and his course is basically contained in his book, “Biblical Preaching.” I don’t follow his method to a T, but I do generally follow it, with many shortcuts that are necessary for ministry survival. I begin just with the old observation, interpretation, application process […]

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