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Believing…By Faith?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:00
While talking to an acquaintance yesterday about a thorny Christological question, I made the statement that Christ was 100% God and 100% human. Pretty standard stuff. My acquaintance agreed, stating that he also believed this to be true, adding the caveat, “by faith.” I apparently looked confused when he used that phrase, because he persisted:... Read More
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11/30/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:00
Dr. Doran preaches from Nehemiah 6 on the proper focus a leader needs to have to accomlish the task given to him by God. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Worldview Flowchart

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:52
A number of years ago I stumbled on the following chart in Boa and Bowman’s book, Faith Has its Reasons.[1] The representation below has been modified in a few minor ways from its original depiction. And while the chart is not perfect (some belief systems hold to more than one of these, though doing so... Read More
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11/29/2017 DBTS Chapel: Ken Brown

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:25
Pastor Ken Brown preaches from Ecclesiastes 12 on why we should value both the Word of God and the God of the Word. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Evangelical Theological Society Presentation

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:54
This week, the Evangelical Theological Society is meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Later today, I will be presenting a paper titled, “The Milk of the Word: Defending a Historic Interpretation of 1 Peter 2:1–3.” In sum, I am making a case against recent arguments that the analogy of milk in 1 Peter 2 does not... Read More
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11/9/2017 DBTS Chapel: Brian Jones

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:33
Brian Jones, senior pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Ypsilanti, MI, preaches from Luke 9 and encourages to “drop everything and follow him.” Instead of trying to schedule Christ into our lives, we must commit to following Christ, regardless of the sacrifice. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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The Return of the Master (Part 2)

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:06
Earlier this week, I pointed out that we must be ready for the Lord’s return (Luke 12:35-40). I showed that because we do not know the timing of His coming, we must always be ready. Then I argued that being ready means faithful service to Christ. Here, I want to give motivation for faithful service... Read More
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11/8/2017 DBTS Chapel: Jay Searcy

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:08
Jay Searcy, pastor of Grace in Hamtramck, MI, preaches from Luke 13:1-5. When tragedy strikes, the question is asked, “If God is good, why do bad things happen?” Pastor Searcy refutes the faulty answers that both unbelievers and Christians provide and argues why biblical Christianity gives the best answer to this difficult question. Download and... Read More
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The Return of the Master (Part 1)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:32
If your father was like mine, he would give you a job to do while he was away. He would say, “Your mom and I will be gone this evening, but when I come back, I want to see this kitchen ‘spic and span’ [whatever that meant].” In order to be ready for the return... Read More
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11/1/2017 DBTS Chapel: Ben Edwards

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:56
Pastor Ben preaches from Zechariah 3 on the nature of God’s gracious salvation. The interaction between the High Priest Joshua and God shows that salvation is solely an act of God and there is nothing we can contribute to it. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Greek Guides: Four Modern Series

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:19
A local pastor recently asked me to recommend a reliable Greek guide for working through a New Testament text. He was planning to preach through the text, and while he had plenty of commentaries, even commentaries based on the Greek text, he was looking for something that engaged the Greek more directly. I was thrilled... Read More
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DBTS Chapel 10/26/2017: Dave Doran Jr.

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:52
How do you measure a successful ministry? Dave Doran Jr. preaches from 1 Corinthians 4 and reminds us that “you are called to minister as a servant who is measured by faithfulness and focused by hope.” Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Letters To a Believer Struggling with Porn

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:15
Brother or Sister in Christ,   Every one of us must find our righteousness in Jesus Christ and in Him alone. He lived perfectly (the way we couldn’t) and died sacrificially (in our place) and rose victoriously! He is our hope for being made right with God, overcoming sin and reaching glory. This confidence in Christ’s... Read More
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Should a Christian Use a Transgender Person’s Preferred Pronoun?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:36
Based on some practical questions I received in response to my earlier post on transgenderism, I thought it would be helpful to give a follow-up post on the question, Should a Christian use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun? While I have not had to practically face the question in the title above for myself, it... Read More
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The Size of our Problems and the Size of God (Part 2)

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:36
Earlier this week, I highlighted the experience of the wilderness generation, finding that their failure to enter the land was a product of their minimal view of God and their maximal view of their problems. I argued that two of the spies looked at the situation from the opposite perspective; viewing the significance of God and... Read More
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10/11/2017 DBTS Chapel: Jacob Elwart

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:39
The indescribable forgiveness of God fuels our forgiveness of others. Jacob Elwart challenges us from Matthew 18. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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The Size of our problems and the Size of God (Part One)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 21:49
Even after we have seen God work in clear and powerful ways, why do we find it so hard to trust Him the next time? Trusting in God seems so easy on paper. Yet when trials come, we are quick to seek our own way, and in doing so, we start down a dangerous path.... Read More
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Peruse and Justify: On the Meaning of Words

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:50
James 2 indicates that Abraham is justified by works (δικαιόω—Jas 2:21) when he presented Isaac on the altar (Gen 22). Paul indicates that Abraham was not justified by works (δικαιόω—Rom 4:2), but rather by faith when he believed God’s promises (Gen 15:6). Since both men use the same word (δικαιόω), there must be a conflict,... Read More
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10/5/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:16
Dr. Doran preaches from 1 Timothy chapter 4 and warns us that everything we build up with our preaching and teaching can be torn down by how we live. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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The “Reminding” Work of the Spirit and the Modern Christian

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:02
In the Gospels Christ several times promises that the Spirit will supply appropriate words to his disciples in seasons of persecution (Matt 10:19–20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11) and will “remind” them of what Christ had told them (John 14:25–26; 15:26–27). Do these passages teach that believers today may expect direct, verbal assistance from the Spirit... Read More
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