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$hould We Be Charging for Mini$try?

$hould We Be Charging for Mini$try?

We’re Still Paying John Tetzel …has the obsession for high concert ticket prices and exorbitant conference registration fees limited our opportunities for the gospel and the Word of God in ministry?

The Golden Chain of Salvation

The Golden Chain of Salvation

by Pastor SJ Camp This is one of the most profound and assuring promises in all of Scripture. It is commonly referred to as, “The Golden Chain of Salvation.” It is a chain of five eternal links: God foreknew; God predestined; God called; God justified; and God glorified. Every aspect of our salvation is all and only of Him. No room for man’s self-glory here; no room for a hint of human praise; no room for boasting in ourselves. This is the great work of the Lord alone in our salvation.

Is Salvation a Matter of Your Free Will… or God’s?

Is Salvation a Matter of Your Free Will… or God’s?

The issue of the gospel is not how do we get sinful people to a holy God; but how does a holy God come to sinful people without violating His holiness and justice? The answer is cross (Heb 2:17). But in evangelism is God a frustrated suitor nervously waiting for sinful man to choose Him? Does man have a free will to choose God; or does God alone have a free will to choose man? (Romans 9:10-24)

The Gospel Doesn’t Begin With Our Needs, but With God’s Glory!

The Gospel Doesn’t Begin With Our Needs, but With God’s Glory!

How does a holy God come to sinful people without violating His holiness and justice? And the answer is the cross— (cp, Hebrews 2:9-18)

SERVANTS NOT STARS (from the pastor’s study)

SERVANTS NOT STARS (from the pastor’s study)

Too many pastors today are tempted by the allurements and awards of fame and worldly success in making a name for themselves rather than just faithfully preach God’s Word and shepherd His people. Consider 1 Corinthians 4:1-2.

“The Christians Bill of Rights” (living godly in a pagan society)

“The Christians Bill of Rights” (living godly in a pagan society)

In Augustine’s brilliant tome, “The City of God”, he depicts members of two societies: The City of God and The City of Man. Both are bound by God’s sovereignty; both are under the authority of His Word, but the two cities posses very different realities.

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by John Piper

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by John Piper

“the Spirit of God intercedes for us according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27)

I am often asked, “If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that His knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?”

Usually this question is asked in relation to human decision: “If God has predestined some to be his sons and chosen them before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4) then what’s the point in praying for anyone’s conversion?”