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The importance of structure

There is an old adage that states, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail". How true this rings when a church finds itself in crises. The Bible is clear that everything should be done in order (1 Corinthians 14:40), and yet so many Christians seem allergic to the tools that help to bring that consistency and order. In pursuing excellence (Colossians 3:16-17) in the context...

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The Gospel Truth

Back in my seminary days, our theology prof gave us an assignment. It was simply this - define the Gospel. When Paul wrote in Romans 1:16, that he was "not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation", what did he mean? When he wrote of declaring the gospel "by which you are being saved" (I Cor. 15:1-2), what exactly was he proclaiming? What is the gosp...

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