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Code of Conduct

(YouTube Link) We continued our series on Galatians at Riv this past weekend and considered this simple statement: What we believe determines our conduct. When we believe we are under the law, we try and try and try to make ourselves better and get more and more worn out and discouraged.  As Tim Keller has written, “Attempting to be saved by works will ...

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Freedom and the Word

The last few weeks at Riv, we have been talking a lot about the freedom Jesus has granted his followers. We are truly unchained from the law AND our sin (lots more about this in the coming weeks). The first week of the series, I said something like this: "Some Christians say the being a Christian requires a daily time reading the Bible. What about those who lived ...

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The Astonishing Gospel

This weekend at Riv, we continued our series on the book of Galatians and we covered some of the most astonishing truths of the Gospel through the story of the Apostle Paul.  Here's a little bit of what we covered: (YouTube Link) If you want to check out the entire message, you can do so by clicking here. Here's a link to some questions you can dive ...

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Book Review of Accidental Pharisees by Larry Osborne

Last year, I ran into Larry Osborne in an airport.  Larry has been a mentor to me for several years and he is one of those guys that just oozes wisdom out of every one of his pores.  So when he asked me if I would consider endorsing his new book, I knew I would say "yes" before I even read it. Then I read it. And then I said "yes." His new book is called ...

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No Other Gospel (also known as “The Claw”)

Galatians is by far my favorite book in the Bible.  Because of this, I have been hesitant to teach from it.  You see, I am still a young 41 (quiet, you).  I figured I would save this book until I was in my 50's or 60's.  It's like saving your favorite part of the meal for last. But I just couldn't wait. I was giddy going into this weekend, not because I ...

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4 Minutes on Loving Your Wife

After the God’s Not Mad At You event we hosted a couple weeks ago, we got a whole bunch of great questions we didn't have time to answer. On this video, I tackle this question: "What is the best way to view these ideas in one's relationship with one's wife?" (YouTube Link)

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4 Minutes on Parenting with Grace and Truth

After the God’s Not Mad At You event we hosted last weekend, we got a whole bunch of great questions we didn't have time to answer.  I responded to a few of them last week.  On this video, I tackle my favorite question: "I agree that you are not a good person and I'm not either and it's not he point.  How does that relate to parenting?  When we try to train ...

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Leftover Questions, Part 1

Whenever we host an event at Riv, we try to do a Q&A session at the end.  Unfortunately, we can only answer a small fraction of the questions we receive.  After the God's Not Mad At You event we hosted last weekend, someone asked me if I would answer the leftover questions on my blog.  My first reaction was, "No way!  There are too many!"  After some ...

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4 Minutes on Debatable Issues

A few weeks ago, my inboxes erupted because of the conclusion I gave to a message on the freedoms we have in Christ and how to respond to other Christians who have a weak conscience.  Interestingly, I got less heat from my usage of alcohol as my primary illustration as I did from a list of debatable issues I shared. Even more interesting was the juxtaposition...

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