The Dangers of Legalism (Titus 1:10-16)

Having stated the goals of gospel ministry and the qualifications of elders, Paul explains how the goals of faith and godliness are achieved in the local church: “He [an elder] must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke […]

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The self-righteous and hypocritical Pharisees were repeatedly plotting against Jesus and seeking to discredit him throughout his earthly ministry. When presented with mighty displays of his divine power over sickness, they still refused to listen to and believe in him. On one such occasion, Jesus used the opportunity to teach his fellow dinner guests about […]

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Grace, Deliverance, and Covenant

As we look into Exodus 19:1-8, Israel is about to receive the Law, beginning with the Ten Commandments.  Throughout the ages, these famous rules have come to shape how both believers and non-believers alike view the Christian religion (even, more importantly, God Himself) and often present a picture that is terribly skewed:  we see the Law as a […]

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