Monthly Archives: February 2012

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The Sky Is Not Falling: Living Fearlessly in These Turbulent Times

Christians are to know the Word, know the world, and growing out of that knowledge, know how to combat the forces that are taking our culture downward. At present, if we are alert and equipped, we can understand the issues and get involved in every area of life, seeking to be salt and light. And if the church is fulfilling its role in discipling the people, we can hope to see the influence return.

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Forever: Why You Can’t Live Without It

The tyranny of the urgent has become our lifestyle; forever has been stolen and we struggle to live without this vital perspective. The here and now overwhelm us or we do not believe there is life after death; therefore, we don’t think about forever. If you are searching for help living in a broken world with broken people, this is a book you definitely should read.

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Union With Christ: In Scripture, History, and Theology

For one wanting to understand more about the history of salvation, how it is accomplished and applied, and for those struggling between the Lutheran view and the Calvinistic view of the subject, this book appears in good timing.It will be a good reference for you as you think about, teach, and preach about salvation and our relationship to the Triune God.

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How Jesus Runs the Church

Waters explains the two different schools of thought regarding church government and why Presbyterians, and particularly the PCA has chosen the latter-jure humano (by human right) and jure divino (by divine right). He writes, “by jure divino we mean that the fundamental principles of Apostolic church government have been retained, and are legitimately applied in the circumstances and under the conditions which are peculiar to our own age and country.

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How to Help Men Love God More

A good summary of the goal of men’s ministry is to help men better love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. Bryan Chapel points out, “Spiritual change is more a matter of what our heart loves than what our hands do” (Holiness By Grace). So, what are the barriers that prevent our men from loving God more?