Author: Mike Boling

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 23-29 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – 5 Facts About Sexual Assault “In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an observance to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.” Apologetics Joel Beeke – Should We Preach like the Puritans? Yes “Only the Holy Spirit can imbue our preaching with such lasting, converting power. If you want to preach like the Puritans, or want your pastor to preach like the Puritans, then pray! “God will give His grace and Holy Spirit to those only, who with sincere desires continually ask them...

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Rebellion: Brought to You by the Letter “I”

1 Samuel 15:23 – “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.” Most are familiar with King Saul, the first King of Israel. He was a man who at first glance would have seemed to be a perfect fit for this position. He came from a wealthy family, was a man of high stature, and apparently good looks. Perhaps he was the Kennedy of his day. Despite all those outward qualities, his life was full...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Major Religious Liberty Case “The outcome of the case will determine whether the government can discriminate against religious organizations and exclude them from receiving a generally available public benefit simply because they are religious.” Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Thomas Schreiner – Do Paul and James Disagree on Justification by Faith Alone? “Why do Paul and James sound so different? Why does it appear at first glance they contradict? We need to remember that letters were written to specific situations facing specific churches. Paul wrote to churches where people were...

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Parenting 101: Dealing with Lying Lips

“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.” (Col. 3:9) “YHWH detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” (Prov. 12:22) In the interest of transparency, I want to begin by stating as a child; I had a tendency to lie. Usually, it was a string of lies sometimes carefully and at other times haphazardly thrown together to avoid trouble. Typically, the repercussions of those lies being found out were far worse than if I had simply told the truth at the outset. One thing was sure...

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This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

For quite some time I have anxiously awaited a book to be released in the Christian publishing genre geared towards teenagers and the plethora of issues they deal with on a daily basis. There are certainly many books on the market regarding issues such as dating for example, but few if any that explore in a manner accessible to teenagers how the message of the gospel and its application to their lives is nothing short of transformative. Such a book has arrived on the scene, that of Jaquelle Crowe’s This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years....

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