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The Weight of the Church

The local church is the sphere of God's promised spiritual blessing--the place where Christ shepherds His people through His word, sacraments and discipline. It is through the ministry of the visible church that God has determined to make known His "manifold wisdom...to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places" (Eph. 3:10). If that is true--and it most certainly ...

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Old Man, New Man; Dead Man, True Man

The question concerning the relationship between the believer and indwelling sin is one of the most theologically difficult to navigate. On one end of the spectrum, there are those who insist that the believer is a new creature with a new nature and ought not talk about the reality of indwelling sin in his or her heart. Such teaching results in either doctrinal or functi...

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