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A Word of Encouragement

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The ground for assurance is always what Christ has done and never what we have done....

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Confessions of Superiority

Just because you feel affection for someone doesn't mean you don't feel superior to them....

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King, Perkins, and Now Us

John Perkins and the conviction that only the church and the love of Christ can overcome racial injustice....

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Praying for Revival in 2019

What if this was the year that you and I could witness an extraordinary work of God if only we would faithfully ask him for it?...

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Am I Saved? How Can I Be Sure?

What we believe about eternal security determines our beliefs on the doctrines of grace....

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What Is Sin?

Even if we are externally doing the “right things,” we might find sin lurking in the motives and attitudes of the heart....

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God's Voice, My Agenda

We need God’s commands as much as we need his comfort....

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The Most Distinctive Christian Doctrine

The doctrine of the Trinity is mind-blowing, but it is essential that Christians know the doctrine well....

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The Bible's Primary Teaching

Our disbelief and disobedience ends up teaching us the most glorious truths we must believe about God....

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Is the Bible the Word of God?

Before we can appeal to the Bible's teaching or ethics, we need to ask and answer this important question: How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God? ...

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The First and the Best

Because God is the first and best of beings, we either live in this reality or live in a fantasy....

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Repentance: True or False?

Remorse and resolution are easily confused with repentance....

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The Rest of Summer

There is a purpose for rest, a purpose we need to work hard to achieve....

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Imagining God

The second commandment urges us to resist making God by our imagination....

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The Key to the Saints' Success

Ambition, diligence, and hard work are vices and not virtues when they are driving the building of our own glorious kingdom....

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The Rewards of Meditation on Scripture

Let us commit ourselves to the work of careful meditation of the Word of God....

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That Time Jesus Lied to His Brothers

How do we explain Jesus's apparent lack of truthfulness in John 7?...

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Podcasts Worth Your Time

Every minute around the world there are almost 150,000 emails sent, 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube, and 3.9 million Google searches conducted. Those are staggering numbers that remind us of the inexhaustible amount of content that is available for public consumption, just a click away. There are some real dangers to be concerned about with all this data for sure. A...

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Welcome to the Crosstown Blog

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Two reasons for this church blog....

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