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Who Owns the Land?

July 1, 2020

“We must recognize that everything we call our own ultimately belongs to God. We are merely caretakers and stewards of the goods and gifts God has provided.”

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  • Practical Theology July 1, 2020

The One Who Fills Heaven and Earth

September 1, 2018

Theology_Matters The One Who Fills Heaven and Earth God created the physical universe, and He also inhabits it. In Jeremiah 23:24, the Lord characterizes Himself as one who fills heaven and earth. This spatial language shows that no place in all creation exists from which God is excluded. He is always present everywhere. The theological...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2018

The Intermediate State

September 1, 2008

Theology_Matters The Intermediate State Those who believe in Christ are shielded from many things, but grief is not one of them. The certainty of eternal life does not make us immune from sorrow. It does, however, change the nature of our grief. Christians experience sorrow at the death of a loved one who knows Christ, though it is a grief...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2008

The Peculiar Justice of the Cross

March 1, 2018

Theology_Matters The Peculiar Justice of the Cross Justice is one recurring theme of the Minor Prophets, reaching a peak with the question and answer of Micah 6:8: “He has showed you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” The Hebrew idea of justice...

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  • Practical Theology March 1, 2018

Prophecy & Preaching

June 1, 2010

Theology_Matters Prophecy & Preaching Ezekiel did not aspire to be a prophet. God’s call came unexpectedly in his thirtieth year (Ezek. 1:1). As the Babylonian exiles gathered by the Kebar River, perhaps meeting for worship, Ezekiel experienced a vision in which God commissioned him to be a prophet to the rebellious house of Israel (Ezek.

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  • Practical Theology June 1, 2010

The Church: The Mission of the Church-Part 1

July 1, 2005

Theology_Matters The Church: The Mission of the Church-Part 1 Does your church have a mission statement? Today many organizations, both religious and secular, articulate their purpose in writing. Those who craft such statements hope that they will help their organization’s members become excited about a common purpose. An effective statement...

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  • Practical Theology July 1, 2005

Money and Ministry

January 1, 2011

Theology_Matters Money and Ministry Scripture admonishes those who serve as shepherds of God’s flock not to be “greedy for money” (1 Peter 5:2). Jesus warned of the “hired hand” who “cares nothing for the sheep” (John 10:12–13). Passages like these seem to imply that money and ministry are incompatible. Should those who serve Christ be concerned...

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  • Practical Theology January 1, 2011

God’s Ethical Foundation

April 1, 2010

Theology_Matters God’s Ethical Foundation To contemporary society, love is an emotion. In the Christian life, love is a virtue. But where God is concerned, love is a divine attribute: “God is love” (1 John 4:8). An attribute is a descriptive statement that helps us understand God’s nature. Some theologians define the divine attributes as...

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  • Practical Theology April 1, 2010

The Power of the Cross

February 1, 2018

Theology_Matters The Power of the Cross The Power of the Cross All who have shared the gospel know what it feels like to be rejected. Not everyone who hears our message responds with faith. This is not necessarily due to any failure on our part. We may have preached the gospel clearly and even effectively when this happens. In 1 Corinthians...

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Life After Death

September 1, 2020

One of the most intriguing accounts in 1 Samuel is when Saul visits the medium of Endor. Samuel’s appearance gives us insight into what we will experience after we die.

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2020


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