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Posts by Allen Burns

Evaluating A Sermon

Evaluating A Sermon – a pastor’s perspective On any given Sunday, some will say, “excellent sermon” while another may not enjoy the sermon whatsoever (and that’s just on the elder board … lol, jk). People have different preferences for preaching styles, content, illustrations, methods, and deliveries. The taste for what makes a good sermon is as…

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Godly Sorrow

One thing for certain is that in reading the pages of the Bible which reveal to us our New Covenant with Christ, the writers in no way have a casual outlook of sin. There are no verses expressing the sentiment, “Oh well. I am a sinner. I guess there is nothing I can do about it.”

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God’s Will: 10 Things

A topic frequently discussed among young people is God’s will for life. Young people are at a critical juncture with many life decisions in the balance. Questions people ask regarding God’s will include: What does God want me to do next year? Does God think it is okay if I buy this car? Is God…

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How Important is the church?

Let’s all take a moment to reflect upon the church. Let’s reflect upon the importance of the church to God. Let’s meditate upon our commitments as members. And, most of all, let’s think about what a great gift God gives us when He adopts us as His child and places us lovingly within the fellowship and community of believers.

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Made in the Image of God (part 4 of 4)

Children of God Our contemplation about what it means to be made in the image of God must take into consideration the aspect of being children of God. The Apostle John speaks to us as children of God (e.g., 1 John 3). Being an offspring of God certainly carries the connotation of being in the…

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