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Too Healthy for Your Own Good

In Community Bible Study this week, we looked at Acts 13:13-52. Surprisingly, it isn't the pagan Gentiles (or non-Jews) who reject the gospel in this passage. It's the religious peoplethe Jewswho reject the gospel. Verse 45: "But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him." So what happened? W...

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Blinded by Love

If you want to know why you do the things you do, ask yourself the question, "What do I love?" Human beings are fundamentally creatures who are driven by various loves and desires. These loves and desires provide striking insight into why we do the things we do.In Community Bible Study this week, we looked at Acts 13:4-12. As Barnabas and Saul are sharing the gospel in Pap...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Gospel-Centered Church?

I often talk about being a "gospel-centered" church. What exactly do I mean by that? Being gospel-centered doesn't just mean that the church affirms a written doctrinal statement that's consistent with the gospel. It means that the gospel message of who Jesus is and what he's done to save us is the functional center of church life. The church should have a deep and abidi...

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