Archive for July, 2008

July 30, 2008

Are there any good books for dating couples?

I have heard this question many times over the last several years and the answer is…yes!

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July 29, 2008

God’s Purposes for Marriage – Part 1

I wrote in a post several months ago about Why God created marriage and how He designed it.

I believe that if God designed marriage, then He has specific purposes for marriage.

What are God’s purposes for marriage?

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July 24, 2008

Can you lose your salvation? – part 4

I have been spending time studying scripture and researching this question recently. I came across this article from www.carm.org that I feel has some great insight called: If you can lose your salvation, then what must you do to keep it? (See below)

(Matthew, the founder of carm also has a great dialogue where he discussed this question with someone here.)

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July 24, 2008

Can you lose your salvation? – Part 3

There are people that sincerely believe that they can lose their salvation. My first question to them is always, what do you have to do to lose it? How many sins do you have to commit? Which ones?

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July 22, 2008

Can you lose your salvation? – part 2

Here is a great article I saw at www.gotquestions.com on this subject.

Question: “Can a Christian lose salvation?”

Answer: Before this question is answered, the term “Christian” must be defined.

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July 21, 2008

Can you lose your salvation? – part 1

After Perry’s message on this topic yesterday, we have already seen some emails that disagree with our belief in eternal security. This is an issue that is highly debated among believers. Because there are so many questions about this subject, I thought it would be worthwhile to do a series of posts on this topic.

The good news is that no matter where you stand on this issue, whether you believe you can lose your salvation or not, does not affect your salvation. What I mean by that is, your salvation is only dependent upon accepting Jesus as God and trusting in him completely for forgiveness of your sin. Your salvation isn’t dependent upon whether or not you think it is possible to lose your salvation.

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July 17, 2008

Is Masturbation sin or not?

Perry preached a bold and clear message this past Sunday on Sexual Sin. The care staff has had the privilege this week of talking to and trying to help several people that are dealing with the bondage that comes from being trapped in sexual sin. It is always so powerful to hear stories about how God has been setting people free from the slavery they are in.

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July 16, 2008

The truth about people – part 5

3) People want to live a life of purpose

I don’t know what my great grandfather did. As a matter of fact I don’t even know what his name was. I was thinking about that the other day when I was contemplating my purpose in this world. Just a couple of generations after my great grandfather lived, I don’t know what he accomplished while on this earth. I thought about whether my grandkids or great grandkids would know about me or my life. And then God hit me with this thought…Is this life about making a name for myself and people knowing who I am, or am I devoting my life to something bigger than myself.

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July 15, 2008

The truth about people – part 4

We are defined by what we worship. Here is what Scripture says about how the worship of false gods will affect us…

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