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Overcoming Spiritual Laziness in our Walk

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It’s popular in Christian circles to downplay hard work. Unbiblical mantras such as “work without working” continue to find a home in speech and conduct. However, even a cursory reading of the Bible will reveal that teachings such as “letting go and letting God” simply do not line up with Scripture. Let me give you one of numerous examples from …

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How to Address the Problem of Evil, Part 5

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This is our final post in our series dealing with the Problem of Evil. In our first post we defined the problem (found here), explored many systems that fall short in answering the problem (found here), unpack the current free-will explanation (found here) which also falls short of the whole counsel of God’s Word, laid the foundation for answer the …

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How to Address the Problem of Evil, Part 4

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Over the last three posts dealing with the problem of evil we have defined the problem (found here), explored many systems that fall short in answering the problem (found here), unpack the current free-will explanation (found here) which also falls short of the whole counsel of God’s Word. So now we know what the problem is and we have seen …

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How to Address the Problem of Evil Part 3

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As we continue to build on our theology of suffering we decided to look at the problem of evil to help us understand why pain, suffering, disease, and death are present. In our first post (found here) we defined what a Theodicy is, and in our second post (found here), we started working through common answers that fall short of …

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How to Address the Problem of Evil Part 2

Problem Of Evil

In our last post dealing with the problem of evil, found here, we laid out the explanation of what a “Theodicy” is and how answering the supposed problem of evil relates to developing our theology of suffering. In today’s post, my aim is to highlight five of the more common methods for answering the question as to why evil exists …

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How to Address the Problem of Evil, Part 1

Problem Of Evil

What is the problem of evil? As we develop a theology of suffering in our Christian Worldview, we need to do this by framing things biblically and thinking biblically. When people bring up the problem of evil, we must understand what the essence of the question is. First off, we must understand that it is an argument against the existence …

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The Habit of Love: Overcoming Loneliness with Biblical Friendship

The Habit of Love

We live in the most connected generation in all of history. With email, FaceTime, google chat, Facebook, twitter, Instagram (and the list goes on), you can connect instantly with hundreds of your closest friends. Yet, with all of this connectedness, we are left relationally disconnected from each other. It is easy to be surrounded by hundreds of online friends and …

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God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Choice

Rethink Evangelism

At NCC, we recently spent a couple of weeks unpacking Christ’s words from John 20:21, “Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” This brought up our mission in proclaiming the Gospel and making disciples. During a couple of discussions after the worship service, some additional questions …

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Who Is Jesus

Jesus – the Name above all other names. No other name has inspired and evoked greater adoration, worship, devotion and reverence than the name Jesus. On the flip side of the same coin, no other name has ignited greater controversy than the name Jesus. The controversy over who Jesus was, is, and is to come began 2000 years ago and …

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Annual Letter

Annual Letter

NCC Family, It is with great joy in our Lord that I am writing to you today. The typical pastor’s letter highlights where we have been over the last year. Since I am writing this letter on my second week at NCC and still unpacking boxes in our house and preparing for my first sermon as your pastor, I do …

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