“The Church Doesn’t Work”…

“The Church Doesn’t Work”…

I often hear from people some variation of a general theme: namely “the church doesn’t work” or “government doesn’t work” or “marriage doesn’t work.” I’m sorry but I don’t agree. These institutions were created by God, and as His gifts, they are all good. The problem then is not the church, government, or family, the problem is the way that sinful humans “do” church,...

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On the Difference Between Personality and Character

On the Difference Between Personality and Character

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. David Wells, the author of several excellent books like “God in the Wasteland” and “No Place for Truth”, at the Twin Lakes Church Planting Conference. Dr. Wells was speaking on the subject of reaching the unbelieving with the Gospel in our own age, and as he was doing that he unpacked some of the differences between our culture today and the culture of bygone years. It...

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Before You Get Divorced

Before You Get Divorced

Over the past 15 years as a pastor, I have counseled a lot of people who have told me they wanted to divorce their spouse for reasons other than adultery or desertion. The most common reason given is that they have fallen out of love with them and now have irreconcilable differences. Often they will say that they want a divorce for the sake of the children, as they believe that their constant arguing is causing them mental and spiritual harm....

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7 Reasons Christians Should STAY On Facebook

7 Reasons Christians Should STAY On Facebook

I read a lot of messages encouraging people to leave Facebook these days and in partial answer to those calls, I want to outline 7 reasons I believe Christians should stay on Facebook. https://biblebased.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/7-reasons-christians-should-stay-on-facebook/          

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Our Commitment to Biblical Marriage

Our Commitment to Biblical Marriage

Providence is part of the PCA, a denomination committed to maintaining Jesus Christ’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, for life (see Matthew 19:4-6). For more information, please see the following statement from the office of the PCA’s stated clerk: http://byfaithonline.com/pca-affirms-biblical-marriage/ PCA Affirms Biblical Marriage...

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Book Recommendation

Book Recommendation

There are several biographies that I regularly go back to for encouragement, enlightenment, correction, hope and simply to restore my focus on the main things; Dallimore’s biography of Whitefield is one of them. If you haven’t yet read it, may I recommend it to you? It’s a thrilling read and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. If you already know about the life of Whitefield, you’ll gain even greater insights...

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