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Justin Peters on Tongues, Miracles, Healing

Justin Peter continues his 2015 presentation at the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Globe, AZ.

Sermon Series on 2 John

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In case you missed it, here's the sermon series I preached on 2 John back when we were still meeting at the YMCA.

Truth, the Basis for Christian Fellowship
2 John 1-3
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Love, the Bearing of Christian Fellowship
2 John 4-6
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The Boundaries of Christian Fellowship
2 John 7-13
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As an aside, you can see a few of the little things that God blessed our church with in these videos.  First, we have video for each of these messages: we didn't have it for the entire length of the previous sermon series.  We also now have a pulpit provided from another church for free.  We were still using the old Cornerstone "C" to cover the mounting holes until we got the cross.

Justin Peters on False Teaching and False Teachers

At the 2015 Bible Conference  at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Globe, AZ, Justin Peters highlights how the Word-Faith movement is anti-gospel and antichrist.  He shows clips from Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Paula White, Paul Crouch, etc.  This is an adaptation of Peter’s presentation, “Clouds Without Water.”

Question: What About Stigmata?

Someone wrote to ask about stigma or stigmata.  Here was my response: Stigma or stigmata, in Catholic tradition, refers to marks on a person's body that allegedly correspond to the marks of Christ's crucifixion.  It's based on apocryphal tradition, not God's Word, and it distracts us from the unique and paramount event that was Christ's crucifixion.  Always be careful when someone comes claiming a sign or wonder.  Jesus warns in Matthew 16:4, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign."  He also warned in Mark 13:22, "For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect." The Apostle Paul said, "See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ" (Colossians 2:8). Always hold fast to the Christ of Scripture, believing in what He taught a…

My Thoughts on Independence Day in the Church

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As Michael Horton observed, we suffer from a Christless Christianity in this country.  We have moving church services that honor veterans, sing stirring renditions of “God Bless the USA,” and sometimes even recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag to stage-right of the pulpit.  Yet, while we feel sufficiently patriotic after such a service, can we honestly say that we have corporately worshipped in Spirit and in truth?
There are reasons why such a celebration in the middle of church makes Christians uncomfortable.  Here are a few:
The disjunctive purpose of the service.  As one veteran told me yesterday, he doesn’t want the recognition, period, especially not at a time when people’s eyes are supposed to be on Jesus.  The question is whether the service is meant to honor the country and possibly even our servicemen, or the Lord of Hosts.  Another way of phrasing it would be: why would we take the Lord’s Day service and conflate it with other purposes?  One possible solution …