The World’s Greatest Superhero

Who is your favorite superhero?  There are many to choose from.  Is it the “man of steel”: Superman?  The “dark knight” or “caped crusader”: Batman?  How about Wolverine, the Incredible Hulk, the amazing Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, or any of a whole host of larger-than-life characters? These comic book wonders strangely beckon to

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The Bible and Education

The goal of education according to the Bible is moral and spiritual development and not academic aptitude, vocational success, financial security, or athletic prowess.  An ancient Hebrew proverb says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).  To have reverence and respect

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For You They Signed

       On July 4, 1776, the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence penned their names to a document that was a direct assault on the authority of the king of England.  It was therefore an act of rebellion against the authority over them as American colonists.  They pledged to one another their lives, fortunes,

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Rejoicing in Glad Tidings of Great Joy

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Christmastime is an entire season of light, love, and joy.  The big questions of life are ultimately

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Is There Any Hope For Our Community?

Every challenge that we face in this generation has a single answer.  Whether it is the economy, politics, healthcare, family breakdown, education, spiritual apathy, or the uncertainty of one’s eternal destiny, the answer is the same.  In every culture, community, household, and individual heart in every era of history, the gospel is the answer.  The

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The Bible and Marriage*

The Bible teaches that God made marriage to be a life-long relationship between a man and a woman.  This is not some arbitrary opinion of an extremist Christian, religious zealot, or radical fundamentalist preacher.  This statement is rooted in a basic principle of life: “the meaning of everything is directly tied to its origin.”  In

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Homosexual Behavior Is Wrong

All forms of sexual expression outside the marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a perversion of God’s gift of sex.  This is not some arbitrary opinion of an extremist Christian, religious zealot, or radical fundamentalist preacher.  This statement is rooted in a basic principle of life: “the meaning of everything is directly

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Why Do So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible?: Faithfulness & Preaching

“The faithful preaching of the Holy Word of God is the primary means through which the Lord saves lost sinners and edifies saints in the Lord Jesus Christ.”         “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach

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Faith Plus Nothing Equals Salvation

What would you do if someone arrived in town who started selling official documents from church authorities that claimed the purchase thereof could liberate your dead relatives from the fiery torments of hell?  History records this was the situation in Europe in the 1500’s.  Medieval Christendom was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church and characterized

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Looking For a Few “Good” Men

The United States Marine Corps is renowned for their marketing challenges to young men.  From the bill boards to the TV commercials, they know how to appeal to the masculine soul.  Very much like the USMC, the Berean Bible Institute is looking for a few “good” men. There is no greater calling than to surrender

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