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Pastoral thoughts on growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Three Things

March 3, 2017 | by: Pastor Dax | 1 Comments

From Thomas Manton (1620-77), Commentary on James 3:2: "A godly person observed that Christians are usually to blame for three things: They seek in themselves what they can only find in Christ; They seek in the law what will only be found in the gospel; They seek on earth what will only be enjoyed in heaven."   (h/t R. ... Keep Reading

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The New Testament and "One Anothers"

June 19, 2015 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

In reading, I came across this fun visual presentation of the 'one-another' references. Fun to see how the emphasis is on unity, humility, and love. ... Keep Reading

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Too Good To Be True

December 11, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Our biggest struggle as Christians is not the indwelling sin that keeps popping up in our lives, filling us with guilt and fear. It is our unwillingness to believe the gospel...... Keep Reading

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Hope in Improvement or in Resurrection?

January 20, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Robert Farrar Capon makes an interesting point to consider about physical decay and moral improvement...... Keep Reading

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Theology and Christmas

December 18, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Jesus is the subject of Christmas... and all Christian Theology... Keep Reading

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Death-then-Life

November 10, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

The amazing thing is that our transfer into this new kingdom is by associating with the death of Christ...... Keep Reading

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If It's True...

October 10, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

... that you're saved sheerly by grace, then...... Keep Reading

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(Preposition) Christ

July 30, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Are you under Christ? Following him? Or is there a better way to think of your relationship?... Keep Reading

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Faith is a verb

July 24, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

"Faith is a transitive verb. It assumes a direct object. It is shorthand for faith in Jesus instead of faith in ourselves and our idols." - Ed Welch... Keep Reading

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Pastoral Authority

June 27, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

As a pastor, therefore, my real authority -- my true authenticity, whether in the pulpit, or the office, or in the confessional, or at the end of a piano at a cocktail party -- lies in my fidelity to the Gospel, not in my assorted competences (real or imagined) in other fields.... Keep Reading

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