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What’s So Great About Predestination? (Part 2)

My Lord, I did not choose You, For that could never be; My heart would still refuse You, Had You not chosen me. You took the sin that stained me, You cleansed me, made me new; Of old You have ordained me, That I should live in You. Unless Your grace had called me and… Continue reading What’s So Great About Predestination? (Part 2)

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What is so great about predestination? (part 1)

What’s so great about predestination? There are few issues that have caused greater controversy in the Church’s history than the doctrines of election and predestination. From Augustine and Pelagius, John Calvin and Jacob Arminius, George Whitefield and John Wesley, and more recently Michael Horton and Roger Olsen, Christians have argued for and against God’s sovereign… Continue reading What is so great about predestination? (part 1)

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Verse of the Year (part 3)

The Sufficiency of Christ "But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ… Continue reading Verse of the Year (part 3)

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Verse of the Year (Part 2)

“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ…” Philippians 7-8 (NIV 2011)… Continue reading Verse of the Year (Part 2)

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Verse of the Year (Part 1)

The battle is for your heart “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may… Continue reading Verse of the Year (Part 1)

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“Happy New Year!”

These words are bandied about with some regularity during this time of year. However, when we wish someone a “happy” new year, what do we really mean? “Blessed” New Year The very first sermon I ever preached at Bethesda was on Psalm 1. “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the… Continue reading “Happy New Year!”