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The Gospel, According to the Southern Baptist Convention

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The Gospel. The original word is “εὐαγγέλιον,” or “euaggelion,” in Greek, and literally means “good tidings,” or “good news.” The Oxford dictionary defines the word as “The teaching or revelation of Christ,” and Thayer has it as “the proclamation of the grace of God manifest and pledged in Christ.” Simply put, the Gospel is, according to Paul, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures… (1 Cor. 15:1-4). Jesus commissioned the Church to proclaim this Gospel to the ends of the …

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Driscoll Returns with a Standing Ovation

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Mark Driscoll has certainly kept himself busy since his resignation from Mars Hill Church. He’s appeared at several conferences, marketed his sermons while his former church drastically declined, and he even started a new website, MarkDriscoll.org, and ironically he calls himself Pastor Mark Driscoll on the site even though he’s not overseeing a flock at a local church and he is not under the authority of biblical elders. The website describes him as “a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor.” Paul David Tripp resigned from his membership on Mars Hills Board of Advisors and Accountability (I couldn’t seem to find this “board” in Scripture, …

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Podcast: Village Church and the Survivor Blog Gals

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On this episode, JD discusses the concept of forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration in relation to Jordan and Karen Root at the Village Church and the perception by “the Survivor Blog Gals” that they erred in disciplining her for divorcing her child pornography-addicted husband without their counsel. As always, you can listen to the audio above, or download and listen at SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking below (or download the Pulpit & Pen App).

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Reformation Montana Conference ONE MONTH Away

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Reformation Montana is only ONE MONTH AWAY – June 25-27. You do NOT want to miss it. TRUST US. Speakers include Todd Friel of Wretched Radio, Phil Johnson of Grace to You, Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio, Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christan Radio. You can register online at this link. The conference will be in Billings at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center. Registration is ONLY $35 per person, 12 and up. And get this – only pay for no more than THREE members of your family – the rest are free. If you cannot afford the conference, the …

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Ergun Caner: The Best at What He Does

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“I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn’t very nice.” Wolverine One of the most popular characters of the Marvel comic-book universe is Wolverine.  He is the ultimate anti-hero.  Wolverine’s methods are questionable but he always gets results. He is a dark, brooding character that battles his foes with unstoppable force.  He is ferocious, tenacious, and nearly indestructible.  He is a fighter and he is simply the best at what he does.  Dr. Ergun Caner, like the Wolverine, is the best at what he does.  What Caner does it preach at revivalist youth gatherings.  …

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Podcast: Josh Duggar and Dealing with Sexual Sin

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On today’s program, JD discusses revelations of Josh Duggar’s sins and how the church should address sins of such a nature. Then, he discusses the rejection of his registration for Connect316 at the upcoming SBC and then, discusses whether or not women-only gatherings are Biblical using the words of John Bunyan.

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