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Theological Foundations: The Glorious Trinity

How familiar are you with the Trinity? I’m not asking whether you believe that God is Triune. I’m asking how often you ponder and delight in the reality that your Creator and Savior is One God in three Persons. For many of us, the doctrine of the Trinity appears too lofty and complex for us to engage. We believe it, but we’ve never sought to think careful...

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How to Pray for Your Pastor

You may not know it, but your pastor is a desperate man. He has been tasked by God to shepherd Christ’s sheep with wisdom, courage, and tenderness, yet he often feels his own inadequacy, timidity, and tendency toward frustration. He is responsible to care for the souls of his people by way of preaching, teaching, and counseling, a task that often includes correcting ...

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Engage | Contemporary Church Culture and the Future of Grace Bible Fellowship

The Church is precious. She is precious because she is the Bride of Christ, redeemed by His blood and purified by his Word. When we speak of “the Church,” we are usually speaking of the “universal Church”—a designation that transcends space and time and includes all true believers from Pentecost onward. Or, we might talk about “the Churc...

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Engage | The Good Difference: Men, Women, and Contemporary Gender Confusion

The beauty of the Genesis narrative is found in the harmony of its simplicity and its explanatory power. Through the pen of Moses, God reveals with straightforward prose the origin of man and woman, providing us with insight into one of the most glorious realities in the universe. Genesis 1:27 gives us a general description of the event: “So God created man in his ow...

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Being Salt and Light in a Culture of Death

Two summers ago our country’s pro-life movement was infused with fresh motivation to oppose abortion with vigor and persistence. Undercover videos exposing current and former Planned Parenthood employees discussing the potential sale and procurement of aborted baby parts emerged in July and quickly went viral, jolting many back into the public fight for life. These v...

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