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More Jesus, Less Doctrine = Less Jesus

It is not unusual, during a Biblical discussion about some peripheral issue (dressing for worship, modesty, the role of women in worship, denominationalism, etc.), for someone to raise his/her hand in frustration and remark, “Can’t we talk more about Jesus, and less about doctrine?” At face value, it is hard to disagree with this sentiment. […]

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Q&A: Should Christians Support Israel?

Should Christians support Israel? Your view of Israel says a lot about your faith and whether or not you believe Jesus and His New Testament. While there is room to disagree over politics, the Bible must always have the last word. So how should Christians see modern-day Israel in light of Scripture? The Political Perspective […]

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Are You Overconfident In Your Righteousness?

The attitude that says, “I will never sin” is negligent. “I will never lust.” “I will never lie.” “I will never shame my Lord.” “I will never be a coward.” “I will never gossip.” “I will never cheat.” Paul warns of this overconfident spirit when he writes, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands […]

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Keep Those Visitors Coming Back (Part 2)

Everyone is looking for something, which is why your church has visitors. Some are looking for a place that has a strong youth program for their kids. Others are looking for hand-outs or financial assistance. Some are looking for counseling or emotional support. Others are looking to satisfy a pricked conscience since they have been […]

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Keep Those Visitors Coming Back (Part 1)

Fact: Your church will have visitors who never come back. Some will leave after settling their mere curiosity about what you’re all about. Some will leave because what you teach “just isn’t for them.” Some will leave because they were just passing through town on the way to their timeshare in Timbuktu. And some will […]

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Stuff I Like (12/11/14)

It Doesn’t Really Matter What I Think About Fourth Avenue Important points to be made from the recent announcement by the 4th Avenue Church “of Christ” to hire a female preaching intern. The Main Issue Is Not Women’s Role (Or Instrumental Music Or…) Regarding 4th Avenue, again, another timely article by Adam Faughn. The Role […]

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Ben Thinkin’ #5: Halloween, Trunk-or-Treat, and Judging

Pisa asks, “Is it sinful to celebrate Halloween?” Since the Bible does not address the Halloween holiday, whether the Christian can celebrate Halloween is entirely a matter of judgment. The Bible does, however, have a lot to say about witchcraft. For example, Simon the sorcerer repented of his business in the occult when he became […]

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Welcome To The World: Ezra Lee Giselbach

A week ago yesterday (September 18, 11:45am) my son came into the world at 10lbs 1oz! What a whopper! I can’t get over how God has blessed us with a perfect little (I’m using “little” loosely) boy – healthy in every way. And mom is recovering remarkably well! Please keep us in your prayers as […]

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