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From the Archives: Reading a Whole Book of the Bible

The folks at DesiringGod put together this short article about reading through an entire book of the bible: There is value in Bible-reading plans that divvy up the readings so that you read one chapter from four different books of the Bible. But if that’s the only way you read the Bible, it will be difficult to... Read More

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What Else is There to the Holy Spirit?

If everything in the Bible about the Holy Spirit were removed from scripture... would it make a difference in your life? "In the early 1950s, Francis Schaeffer experienced a deep, troubling spiritual crisis. While he had espoused and defended all the right doctrines, he found his spiritual life to have become... Read More

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Back to The Shack

Lack, Hack, and Quack in The Shack. “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Matthew 7:15 NIV The Shack by William P. Young has sold over 10 million copies and chances are you have at least heard of it or possibly even read the book. This book is... Read More

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A Christian Witness Older Than Canada

This post by Clint Humphries originally found at TGC Canada. In Canada, June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a time to reflect on the heritage of the First Nations who live across Canada. What can come as surprise to some is the example of Christian witness exhibited among the First Nations in the early days of... Read More

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"You knit me together in my mother's womb..."

There are several places in scripture that identify human life beginning in the womb: Psalm 139:13-16 is a poetic example of this conviction: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb" (v.13). Exodus 21:22 applies the sixth commandment ("You shall not murder," Ex.20:13) to a case... Read More

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Contraceptives: Reference Guide

The most common question I'm asked about contraceptives is about "the pill." On Sunday at Lightway we talked about the biblical reasons for affirming the dignity of human life even in matters of conception, whether that was using contraceptives to keep from getting pregnant or assisted reproductive technologies... Read More

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Rip and Dip: Its Called Intinction

Our guest speaker on Sunday shared how thankful he was that he wasn't the first person to approach the Lord's Table on Sunday.   Why?  Because he had no idea what to do!  He'd never seen the Lord's Table done as we do it at Lightway.  Which begs the question: are we doing it weird? At Lightway, when it comes to... Read More

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Is Christianity Really Any Different?

"There is no other religion or worldview with this package of events: you have to come to grips with who Jesus of Nazareth was..." (Craig Blomberg, New Testament Scholar) Besides the apologetic value of the resurrection for outsiders there is great edifying value in the resurrection for Christians.  God has given... Read More

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This is That: A video on the gospel symbolism in marriage

Marriage was God's idea. Here is a great video that connects the dots between marriage and the gospel based on Paul's words in Ephesians 5:22-33.  Anyone in the land of dating out there should consider them deeply.  As should the husband tempted to be harsh with his wife or the wife tempted to spurn her husband. Read More

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Your Child and the Lord's Table: Why Wait Until Baptism?

Baptism first; Lord's Table second Helping our children honour the ordinances One of my kids recently observed that some of their school friends take the bread and juice at their church, but kids at our church aren't allowed.  When I asked if they knew why, the response was: "Because Daddy isn't in charge at their... Read More