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"ELECT" ANGELS

Posted by pastorsloan on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

1 Timothy 5 mentions the "elect" angels and I was asked about that.  Here is what William Hendrickson says about it.


"These are God's elect angels, in distinction from the angels 'who did not keep their position' (Satan and his demons; cf Jude 6).  In his sovereign, inscrutable degree, which transcends all human understanding, God from all eternity decided that to these angels (here called elect) would be given the grace of perseverance, so that they would remain s...

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SAVED UNTO GOOD WORKS

Posted by pastorsloan on May 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

SAVED UNTO GOOD WORKS

A group from our church headed to Biloxi, MS to do hurricane recovery work.  This is the devotion that I delivered in Biloxi.

 

Ephes. 2:1-10 (ESV)

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

[2] in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— [3] among whom we all once lived in the passions of ou...

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THOUGHTS ON FASTING

Posted by pastorsloan on February 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Will you please explain in detail the biblical view of fasting?  Why, what motives should we have, what are we trying to accomplish by doing it, etc?  Besides someone with a medical condition who cannot fast, should every Christian fast and when?

Matt 6:16-18

16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But whenyou fas...

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4 Way to Respond to the Gay Community

Posted by pastorsloan on April 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I found the following brief article to be helpful.


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BOILING A GOAT IN ITS MOTHER'S MILK

Posted by pastorsloan on April 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

One of the most puzzling passages in the Bible is found in Exodus 23:19 as well as other places.


“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk. (Exodus 23:19, ESV)


The issue we want to wrestle with immediately upon reading such a passage is that of meaning.  What does this crazy prohibition mean?  Why is it there?  Let's look at what John Gill says in his commentary.

Dr. Cudworth has...

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ANGRY AT GOD

Posted by pastorsloan on November 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Being mad at God is a common response to any tragic situation, but especially when it is of great magnitude or with great frequency.  This is not unlike the reaction we have to our earthly parents when they do something to or for us that we do not like.  The truth is that if we are inChrist Jesus by faith then God is our Father, and we are His children.  So it should not surprise us that we may at times become angry with God.

We can be mad at God over personal situations ...

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GREEDY FOR GRACE

Posted by pastorsloan on September 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

See my article on the Heidleberg Reformation Association website.


http://heidelbergreformation.webs.com/apps/blog/show/18731907-greed-for-grace

HONORING THE UNHONORABLE PARENT

Posted by pastorsloan on September 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

MY ARTICLE ON HONORING THE UNHONORABLE PARENT ON THE HEIDELBERG REFORMATION ASSOCIATION WEBSITE.


http://heidelbergreformation.webs.com/apps/blog/show/18616818-honoring-the-unhonorable-parent

DEFINING EVANGELISM AND THE GOALS OF PREPARATION

Posted by pastorsloan on August 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

DEFINING EVANGELISM AND THE GOALS OF PREPARATION.

            Before undertaking any plan to prepare a congregation for evangelism, the term must be defined.  What are we preparing the congregation to do?  If we are taking a comprehensive approach to evangelism, then our definition must also be comprehensive.

            Charles Spurgeon provides this thought reg...

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WHAT IS GOD TO YOU?

Posted by pastorsloan on August 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

WHAT IS GOD TO YOU?

The question I am asking here is not a question of thecharacter of God or who you think He is. It is rather a question of who God is to you.  Or to phrase it another way, what is yourrelationship to God and is it a saving one?

Let me put it in a different context.  We all have different kinds of relationships.  Basically there are four kinds: contacts, casual, close, and committed. Contacts are the people that you have run into one or t...

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