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Pattern of Creation, Pattern of Worship

Liturgy names the pattern of worship by which the people of God render to Him true and laudable praise—the pattern by which we, the priesthood of all believers, participate in the renewal of all things for the glory of God. Every church has a liturgy, a pattern of worship. The suggestion here is that, at minimum, the pattern of our worship should follow the pattern of cr...

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The Importance of Studying Church History

Every local church should learn from Church History in order to grow spiritually....

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Celebrating the New Year with Old Readings

The New Year has come, and so also our resolutions. Whether you’re determined to start a diet or form fresh habits or simply to pick up a new hobby, there are many ways to start this New Year “anew.” For Christians, reading often can be included in such New Year’s resolutions. Every year new books are published and each may grab our attention—fiction and non-fict...

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On Advent and Hopeful Waiting

If Christmas celebrates the Birth of Christ, his first Advent which already happened, then what does our current observance of Advent teach us to wait for? What is the Appearing that the Church finds herself awaiting?...

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Preparing for Advent with Three Christological "Rules" for Reading

I’d like to propose just one way to celebrate Advent for pastors and church leaders who are entrusted to read and teach Scripture and to help others read and teach Scripture. How can we faithfully do such in this upcoming Advent season? Again, this is just a way, not the way or the only way, but nonetheless, a good way to help us prepare for Advent....

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“Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor”

Are we abusing the discipline of apologetics in order to hide what is truly going on in our hearts—a lack of faith that the gospel can save?...

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Confessing Mystery and Talking about the Trinity

The Holy Trinity is the core confession of the Christian faith that lies behind all the biblical content believers confess to be true....

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What Is the Christian Sabbath?

Let us take this as the gift that the Bible says it is: worship and enjoy God more than any other day....

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Keeping God’s Time

If our lives are already marked and “clocked” by schedules and calendars, why not order all these schedules and calendars towards the Gospel of Jesus and the witness of his Church?...

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TGC Hawaii Resources

In 1 Corinthians 4:7, Paul asks the church in Corinth, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” When asking these questions, he is reminding them that both the Corinthians and the so-called “super apostles” are recipients of God’s grace....

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