Cannon Beach Q and A, Part 3

Posted by on 7.11.10 in Questions, Second Coming, Theology

Would you comment on predestination versus free will?How much time do we have? Not enough to cover this vast subject. The question implies that predestination (which the Bible unquestionably teaches–see Romans 8:29 and Ephesians 1:5) and free will somehow oppose each other. But as Spurgeon pointed out when asked how he “reconciled&rdquo…

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Cannon Beach Q and A, Part 2

Posted by on 7.10.10 in Churches, Marriage and the Family, Questions, Theology

I’m a modest person and I don’t even like undressing at the doctor’s office. If God is always watching us, and angels are always with us, does this mean when my spouse and I are having sex that we have an audience?The short answer is yes. This is part of the doctrine of God’s omnipresence. Read Psalm 139 and you will see how…

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Cannon Beach Q and A, Part 1

Posted by on 7.9.10 in Questions, Theology

Last week I spoke at Cannon Beach Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. On Friday morning we had a question and answer session based on questions we had received from the audience. During the Q&A time, contemporary Christian musician Clay Crosse served as moderator. This turned out to be one of the best sessions of the week.We have posted …

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Did I Make the Right Decision?

Posted by on 6.3.10 in Devotional, Questions

Maybe you shouldn’t have changed jobs.Maybe you shouldn’t have bought that new house.Maybe you shouldn’t have moved to a new city.Maybe you shouldn’t have taken that big promotion.What do you do then? It’s always easy to look back and criticize yourself for the decisions you made years ago. We’ve all done our sha…

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New sermon audio – Can We Still Believe in Life After Death?

Posted by on 4.7.10 in Devotional, Keep Believing Ministries, Podcasts, Preaching, Questions, Sermons

We have a new podcast about a question posed by religious leaders who wanted to trick Christ. This topic that matters just as much today as it did 2,000 years ago when Christ was asked about it: Can we believe in life after death?

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The Trinity and Salvation

Posted by on 11.5.09 in Questions, Theology

Someone read one of my sermons on salvation and asked the following question:Does a person have to “understand” the Trinity to be saved? What if they believe in God the Father and Jesus as his son, but can’t really grasp the whole “One God in three persons” thing? I think the answer goes like this. You don’t have…

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When Not to Have Lunch

Posted by on 10.5.09 in Bible Study, Devotional, Questions

I was asked recently about Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 that there are times when we should not even eat with a sinning believer:I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case yo…

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Gull Lake Q&A, Part 2

Posted by on 7.5.09 in Questions, Theology

Last Wednesday morning at Gull Lake Ministries in Michigan we had a question-and-answer session. Here are some of the questions along with a general outline of the answers I gave.  1. A friend of mine committed suicide sometime ago. I know he was a Christian and had a personal relationship with Christ, but I am troubled about his salvati…

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Gull Lake Q&A, Part 1

Posted by on 7.4.09 in Questions, Theology

On Thursday I wrapped up a week of teaching at Gull Lake Ministries in Michigan. During the second hour on Wednesday morning, I did a Question and Answer session based on questions from the audience. This turned out to be one of the best sessions of the week. We plan to post that session as a podcast soon. I thought you might be interested in readi…

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Two Questions from 1 Timothy 5

Posted by on 10.29.08 in Bible Study, Questions

Here are two questions that arrived via email:1.) “Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers” (1 Timothy 5:1 NKJV). I wanted to get your understanding of this verse. How would a younger man deal with confronting an older man who is in sin? How does Matthew 18 apply in this case? If an older man is i…

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