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Category: Reading

Often people decide to start reading through the Bible in December or January–perhaps as a “New Year’s Resolution.” But the following article–written just a few days ago–provides 17 reasons why this is always a worthy pursuit. We can start anytime . . .even in July. There is no rule that we have to begin with Genesis or wait until January 1!

http://ftc.co/resource-library/1/2184

Blessings,

Pastor Greg

1 John 4:8 and 1 John 4:16 both contain the statement, “God is love.” Perhaps some of us have never considered that this requires that God be a Trinity. The Gospel Coalition recently published a short article that explores this important truth. Along the way it asserts, "If God were not a Trinity but merely a solitary divinity, he could neither be love nor be God.” The article is actually an excerpt from Jared Wilson’s new book Unparalleled: How Christianity’s Uniqueness Makes It Compelling... Read More

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to really know that the Bible is in fact the Word of God? Perhaps you have thought that a scholar with access to the most powerful theological and philosophical arguments might have this assurance. But what about the rest of us? Are our only options a “blind faith” on the one hand, or lack of a genuine conviction on the other?

John Piper’s latest book, A Peculiar Glory, shows how the Bible presents its truthfulness in a way that offers absolute... Read More

I’ve been a Christian for almost forty years, and in Christian ministry for twenty-five. One of things that I am aware of now more than ever, is the need to know Scripture. I need to know it more broadly and more deeply; and I’m pretty confident that I am not the only one who has this awareness in their souls.

Recently, I read a blog post on The Gospel Coalition blog by Joe Carter called “How to Change Your Mind.” In it he outlines a simple plan for transforming our lives by a regular intake... Read More