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Demystifying the Will of God (Part 1)

April 10, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Thank you for reading along for the last few months. I appreciate the words of encouragement that have come from some of you who have kindly read my weekly offerings.  These blog posts are a part of a larger writing project that I hope will form a book sometime this summer entitled, “Life on the Altar: The Life We Are Ca... Keep Reading

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The Foolishness of God

April 2, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

The Apostle Paul in his opening words to the Corinthians defines humanity into two categories, two destinies: “For the word of the cross is folly (foolishness) to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (I Cor. 1:18).”  His basis for such a claim was one’s response... Keep Reading

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Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind

April 1, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

John Frame was certainly correct when he wrote, “The Christian life is a rich journey, and it is not easy to describe.”[1] Maybe that is why the New Testament has multiple pictures of what it means to live for Jesus Christ in this world. The Christian life is depicted as a walk (I John 2:6; 3 John 4); a r... Keep Reading

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Transformation: Then and Now

March 26, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In our last post we focused on how Romans 12:1,2 is vital instruction for closing the “Gospel Gap.” This term describes the disparity in a believer’s life between their biblical/gospel knowledge (what we know) and how he or she lives. Paul’s point in Romans 12 is that life on the altar is presenting ourselves to God w... Keep Reading

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Flipping the Script on the World's Agenda

March 18, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp in their very helpful book, How People Change, introduce their readers to a man and his wife, “Phil” and “Ellie.” Phil was not only familiar with Scripture and systematic theology, but also boasted of an extensive library of biblical commentaries by the&nb... Keep Reading

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Worship that Makes Perfect Sense

March 13, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

At the beginning of Paul’s letter to the Romans, he defined his ministry as one centered on the proclamation of the gospel. Paul’s life could be summarized as a man who preached one message, Jesus Christ, and him crucified and risen. His preaching was aimed to bring “the obedience of faith for the sake of his name amon... Keep Reading

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Not One Promise Failed

March 5, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

I will resume our series, Life on the Altar, next week. I have the opportunity to teach a Family Life Conference in the Pensacola area and would appreciate your prayers as I travel today and for my time with the Midway congregation this weekend. I offer this short post that came from my reading of Joshua this week.  In Joshua... Keep Reading

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Living, Holy, and Acceptable Unto God

February 25, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

The mercies of God found in the Lord Jesus Christ call for the songs of loudest praise, and they also flow from a heart of faith.  Early in his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul stated that through the preaching of the gospel the purpose of his ministry was “to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his ... Keep Reading

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Take My Life and Let It Be

February 19, 2021 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Reading the regiment of sacrifices in the books of Leviticus and Numbers can be a tough go. I don’t think anyone is ever tempted to want to return to the “good old days” after reading this section of Scripture.  Every year I am reminded of this in my annual Bible reading, but please don’t hear a bad att... Keep Reading

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Deitrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor martyred in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945. His death came by hanging in the gallows a few weeks before Germany’s unconditional surrender in World War II. Through his writing, Bonhoeffer warned against “cheap grace” which he described as “preaching forgiveness ... Keep Reading

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