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May 3, 2013

How To Read the Old Testament, Part 2

Author: Jeff Ballard // Category: Theology

In a previous post,  I shared how in Luke 24 Jesus began teaching me how to read the Old Testament the way it was meant to be read – as ultimately pointing to him. Learning how to read the Old Testament is an important – and ...

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Tags: hermeneutics, old testament

January 11, 2013

The Dwelling Place of God

Author: Jeff Ballard // Category: Theology

In his opening sermon on Exodus, Pastor Mark declared this as the message of the Book of Exodus: “Exodus displays the God who delivers his people and dwells among them.” We are, in my opinion, more familiar with God as one who delivers, ...

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Tags: biblical theology

November 20, 2012

A Puritan Prayer of Thanksgiving

Author: Jeff Ballard // Category: Local Outreach

I remember once telling a co-worker that I admired the Puritans, and I'll never forget the look of utter astonishment that immediately overtook her face.  It was inconceivable for my friend to imagine that someone would admire the ...

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Tags: puritans, thanksgiving

November 9, 2012

What is the Mission of a Church?

Author: Jeff Ballard // Category: Theology

We live in a broken world. Unless you have your head buried in the sand, it is undeniable that there are massive needs all around us. Our families are broken, our neighborhoods are broken, our city is broken, the United States is broken, and the ...

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Tags: social justice, mission

October 19, 2012

Why Study Eschatology?

Author: Jeff Ballard // Category: Theology

Eschatology, the study of end times, is one of those areas many Christians try to avoid. In this post we want to lay out just three reasons of why studing eschatology is of benefit to the Christian.   1. Eschatology spurs us on to ...

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Tags: theology, eschatology

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