Expository Preaching

What is expositional preaching? Simply stated, expositional preaching delivers sermons based on an approach to the Bible that asks, “What does this passage say?” The antithesis of the expository approach asks, “What can I say about this passage?”...
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The Purpose of Church

Note: This article does not provide a fully developed ecclesiology (doctrine of the church) or outline completely all the nuances of a local body of believers. It simply points out foundational truths that must be part of a bibilically faithful local church. If you desire to...
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Enduring Vapor

James reminds us that life is a vapor. But, all throughout the New Testament God communicates the hallmark of Christian living is endurance. Do these two themes mix? How do we live “a vapor” and endure at the same time? Running in cold weather gives a simple picture of this....
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“Have Salt in Yourselves”

Odd command. Really. When was the last time you heard someone tell you to “have salt” in you? I asked my four-year-old if that meant she needed to eat a bunch of salt. Wisely, she shook her heard, though her face betrayed a lack of clarity on the issue. What in the world does...
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How to be an Enemy of God

Enemies despise one another. Enemies attempt to harm one another. Enemies see no reason for truce. Enemies come from diametrically opposing sides. The more powerful normally enforces its will on the less powerful. Becoming an enemy is not difficult. Just do something to another...
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Resolutions

What resolutions did you make yesterday? How many have you kept . . . or failed to keep today? The New Year provides a great opportunity for evaluating life. Making an arbitrary list of stuff to do or not do might give the sensation of accomplishing something grand. Or at least...
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New Year, New Church

New year, new church. What does that mean for you? Switching churches. Starting to go to church. Taking church seriously. At Eastside Community Bible Church, that phrase communicates what 2013 is all about. This year marks the inauguration of a church committed to taking church...
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Sharing the Gospel

What is the gospel? Very simply, it is the apostolic teaching that Jesus Christ died, was buried, rose again, ascended to heaven where He is now, and will return to judge the earth (1 Corinthians 15:1-11). And, that is the message Christ commands all His followers to proclaim...
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