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The Difference Between a Christian and non-Christian

What is a distinguishing mark of a believer? At our 2009 Pastors Conference Mark Dever gave us a helpful and memorable word:

The difference between a Christian and non-Christian: When a non-Christian is convicted of sin, he sides with his sin.
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Fighting with God in Sanctification

Fighting with God in Sanctification | Gospel resources | Scoop.it

Puritan writers like John Owen are well-known for teaching Christians to pursue holiness and kill sin. This is helpful, but Puritans like Owen also recognized that this can also lead to a serious misunderstanding on the part of Christians. In the pursuit of holiness, Christians are tempted to dwell too much on their own sins and forget the kindness of their Heavenly Father...

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Ministry Can Be Dangerous

Ministry Can Be Dangerous | Gospel resources | Scoop.it

It is always gratifying to see Christians become active in church ministry rather than remain mere consumers of spiritual services. There is nothing so fulfilling as to see lives touched and changed through your service, whether you are a volunteer, lay leader, church officer, or staff member...

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Temptation Is an Invitation

Temptation Is an Invitation | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Hebrews 2:18
 
Praise God in Temptation?
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Contextualizing on the Mission Field

Okay, so contextualization as pragmatism is out. John MacArthur put that to rest. But is there any form of contextualization that’s legitimate? Certainly missionaries have to contextualize to evangelize in a foreign context, don’t they?
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"180" Movie

"Shocking!" 33 minutes that will rock your world!"...

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A Biblical Model of Lay Ministry

A Biblical Model of Lay Ministry | Gospel resources | Scoop.it

Nehemiah is often regarded as an ideal role model for spiritual leadership—and he certainly is that. He had all the strengths of good leadership: he was decisive, well-organized, a wise overseer of other people, a good administrator, and a skilled project manager who knew how to get things done...

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The Athanasian Creed

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The origin of the Athanasian Creed is unknown. As the name suggests, the Creed was originally ascribed to Athanasius—the great “father of Nicene orthodoxy”—as early as the ninth century.
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Dating, Courtship, and Marriage - Paul Washer

MP3: http://illbehonest.com/Dating-Courtship-and-Marriage-Paul-Washer Paul Washer talks about relationships and what a biblical marriage is all about.
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“Dora the Doormat” and other Scary Straw Women of Complementarity

“Dora the Doormat” and other Scary Straw Women of Complementarity | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
Recently, someone in the twitter world called me an “uber-complementarian.” They threw out the term “complementarian” derogatorily, like an ugly handful of mud – akin to calling someone a “racist,” “fascist,” “sexist,” or something scary like that.
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Jesus Christ is YAHWEH

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Philippians 2:9-11—

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
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Tin Tiaras

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Two girls. Two stories. One question. “You guys wouldn’t understand…they have to kill me…” The dark-haired high school junior ...
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Help! What Else Are You Going to Yell When Trapped in the Belly of a Whale?

Help! What Else Are You Going to Yell When Trapped in the Belly of a Whale? | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
Floundering around in the water, sinking like a stone, Jonah suddenly found himself inside a huge fish praying to God for ...
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Judges

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The earliest the book of Judges could have been written is after the monarchy of Israel was established (1020 ...
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5 Things We Do Today Instead of Preach the Word

5 Things We Do Today Instead of Preach the Word | Gospel resources | Scoop.it

I wish I could tell you that most pastors are preaching the Word. I can’t—some are not. Here are five things we may choose to do instead of preach the Word...

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My Time with an Ex-Porn Star

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For Mars Hill’s Real Marriage sermon “The Porn Path,” we flew up Crissy, a former porn star who’s since become a Christian, as a special guest to be interviewed in a Q&A with Pastor Mark and Grace as part of the sermon.
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That Awkward Moment When We Speak the Gospel

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Evangelism is counter-cultural. It's true everywhere on the planet, but perhaps it's especially so in our increasingly post-Christian Western society...

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Dear Steve,

Dear Steve,
Some of my earliest memories are drawing pictures on a Mac. In fact, as a young boy my dad was a consultant for Apple. You probably didn’t know him, but he was pushing your ideas.
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The Eternal Wonder of Three Simple Words

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10 Reasons Why the New NIV Bible is Bad for Women

10 Reasons Why the New NIV Bible is Bad for Women | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
As a woman, I react to the new, gender-inclusive NIV Bible the way I react to nails scratching down a chalk board. Here are 10 reasons why.
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Katy’s Candy | Girls Gone Wise: Spiritual Smarts for Womanhood, Life & Love

Katy’s Candy | Girls Gone Wise: Spiritual Smarts for Womanhood, Life & Love | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour is an extravaganza of candy canes, cupcakes and other sweet treats. Mindless fun? Or is there poison in the apple?
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9 Myths About Sex & Relationships Among Emerging Adults

9 Myths About Sex & Relationships Among Emerging Adults | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
Social researchers Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker expose nine myths about sex and relationships among emerging adults in America (ages 18-23) in their book, Premarital Sex: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, And Think About Marrying.
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The Difference Between a Christian and non-Christian

What is a distinguishing mark of a believer? At our 2009 Pastors Conference Mark Dever gave us a helpful and memorable word:

The difference between a Christian and non-Christian: When a non-Christian is convicted of sin, he sides with his sin.
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How We Preach on Hell

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Hell has been a popular topic in the press lately. Mostly because of a new book. If indeed love wins, then we must talk about ...
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Ruth

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The book of Ruth records events during the time of the Judges (pre-1020). It was probably written either at ...
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Hear Me Roar! (Musings on Women's History Month)

Hear Me Roar! (Musings on Women's History Month) | Gospel resources | Scoop.it
I remember striding down the hallway arm-in-arm with a couple of middle-school girlfriends, belting out the words of Helen ...
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