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For sheep who are stepping forward as shepherds

Here are tips and encouragement for sheep who are stepping forward as shepherds. God’s word urges us to grow into maturity in Christ: ….until we every one (in the unity of faith and the knowledge of the Son of God) grow up to be perfect in the maturity of the fullness of Christ;  so that …

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What is the purpose of marriage? Is it to display Christ’s love for the church?

The Bible says the purpose of marriage is: the mutual help of husband and wife (Gen 2:18) the preventing of uncleanness (1 Cor 7:2,9) the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue (Gen 1:28) (as is summarized in the Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, chapter 25, paragraph 2) Some have extended the third point by …

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Is marriage a gospel ordinance? Does Ephesians 5 relate to unequally yoked marriages?

Many people talk about marriage as if it is a gospel ordinance and they use Ephesians 5 to back up that idea. But marriage happens in many frameworks all across humanity. Even Satanists have marriage ceremonies! People who claim that marriage is a gospel ordinance fail to notice how Paul applies Ephesians 5 solely and …

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Salvation by Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone — a sermon by Dr R Scott Clark

Using the text Ephesians 2:1-10, Dr R Scott Clark calls out lots of heretical views that are current today and are recycled versions of heresies the church has refuted in past centuries. Here are the false teachings which he calls out: The idea that salvation has two stages and our final salvation will depend on faith …

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Things I Wish You Understood: An Open Letter to Ministers From a Family Violence Survivor (via TGC Australia)

This stupendous article by an anonymous woman was published yesterday at The Gospel Coalition Australia. Things I Wish You Understood: An Open Letter to Ministers From a Family Violence Survivor To the ministers of the church universal I am a family violence survivor. It seems weird to me to say that, because my experiences don’t …

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Dear Church: Stop Trying To Convert Wolves — by Jimmy Hinton

There was a recent article published at The Gospel Coalition titled Beware of Broken Wolves [Internet Archive link]. While I [*Jimmy Hinton] appreciate the notion that we need to beware of wolves, this idea that wolves are broken is something that has permeated the church and has no biblical basis. We have spoken to dozens …

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