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The Daughter of Sin | Mark 6:21–22, 24, 27–28

But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” … 24 And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” … 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 28 and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
We’ve been seeing the depth of sin in the Herod’s household, including the unlawful marriage between Herod Antipas and Herodias.  John the Baptist highlighted this sin and called them to repentance.  Herod knew it was the word of a true prophet (v. 20) but never repented; Herodias hated John and sought his life (v. 19). 
This night proved fatef…

Jesus, a Friend to Sinners | Mark 2:13–17

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Good morning, church!
We know Jesus as a friend of tax collectors and sinners (Mt 11:19)—an expression meant to be deride our Lord, but one of great hope to those who see themselves as sinner. Jesus won’t be satisfied to leave sinners as they are; He calls them to transformation.
He calls all who have sin to repent and believe in the gospel. With that said, we have a simple outline this morning. First, Jesus calls sinners (vv. 13–14), and second, Jesus doesn’t call the self-righteous (vv. 15–17).

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Jesus, a Friend to Sinners | Mark 2:13–17Shaun Marksbury | Morning Service | 19 March, 2017
Heavenly Father, •We thank You for sending a true friend to sinners.  May we see Him today in Your Holy Word.
I.Introduction It’s an oddity that believers become self-righteous, but it happens.  We forget what lowly point …

"The Need for Reformation in Evangelical Ecclesiology." | Voddie Baucham | 2017 G3 Conference

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We are losing the local church, and you need to listen to this sermon.

Voddie Baucham preached in the eleventh session of the 2017 G3 Conference. His topic was, "The Need for Reformation in Evangelical Ecclesiology."


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"Biblical Reformation Requires Courageous Preachers of God's Word" | Conrad Mbewe | 2017 G3 Conference

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This post is in lieu of the morning devotional.

Conrad Mbewe preached in the tenth session of the 2017 G3 Conference.  His subject was, "Biblical Reformation Requires Courageous Preachers of God's Word."



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Unlawful Divorce and Remarriage | Mark 6:17–20

17 For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19 And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.
The house of Herod was a nest of sin.  It wasn’t a biblical reign over Israel, but instead established by Rome.  It didn’t herald the One “born king of the Jews” (Mt 2:2) but instead tried to murder Him (vv. 16–18).  And in this text, it alternatively arrested and sought to kill a prophet of God who called for its repentance. 
A specific sin had caught the attention of John the Baptist.  Herod Antipas had stolen the wife of his brother (Philip), a flagrant disregard for God’s ways.  Jo…

Social Justice: A Sign of Waning Gospel Fidelity

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As we consider the cultural conversations swirling around, we must do so with caution and wisdom.  Our commitments today set our churches on trajectories, and may they be God-oriented ones.  Whereas a dedicated love of neighbor seems to fit that description, it may not.  To help us see the danger in this, we need only to learn from the decline of mainline denominations.

Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology (pp. 875-876) gives this helpful description of liberal Protestant churches:
It is helpful at this point to remember that classical liberal Protestantism is humanistic, and its approaches are primarily man-centered rather than God-centered. When a church begins to stray from faithfulness to Christ, this will be evident not only in the shift to impure doctrine (which can sometimes be concealed from church members by the use of evasive language) ...  Pausing here for a moment is important to our understanding, because we often think of churches "going liberal" in the rea…

"Love Not the World" | Phil Johnson | 2017 G3 Conference

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Phil Johnson preached in the ninth session of the 2017 G3 Conference.  His topic was, "Love Not the World." 


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