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The Treasury of God’s Wisdom

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   December 11, 2017   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks with Dr. Dennis Johnson about the new E-book he edited, "The Treasury of God's Wisdom." 

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Burdened by Grace

Christians are freed by grace from the Law’s yoke and curse. But this liberty is to be enjoyed not by pleasing ourselves but by serving each other in love.  

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Transformed by Grace

Jesus Christ is a complete Savior, bringing us a comprehensive rescue from all the damage that our sin has done. 

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United by Grace

 God’s grace in Christ not only heals the rift between guilty individuals and our holy Creator. It also breaks down the walls (race, gender, culture, language, etc.) that divide us from one another.  

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Embraced by Grace

In the heart of his letter to the Galatians, Paul presents God’s glorious, gracious remedy to our alienation, guilt, and spiritual dehydration.

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Unmasked by Grace

God’s grace, through the cross of Christ, unmasks us. The cross exposes our guilty secrets and the condemnation and lethal punishment that we deserve, leaving us nowhere to hide to preserve our “image.”  

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Thirsty for Grace

As we celebrate the birth of the Protestant Reformation, 500 years ago this fall, that we will meditate on Galatians, which Luther called “my Katie von Bora,” in six Morning Devotions over the semester.  

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The Challenges of Pioneering

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   July 19, 2017   |  Type: Articles

You are pioneers about to plunge into new territory. However long you’ve been a Christian, you have an exhilarating, challenging, terrifying adventure before you. This adventure will bring discoveries not only about God’s Word but also about yourself. It will change you from the inside out.

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The Line of Least Resistance

In a world infected by human sin and its toxic byproducts, accomplishing physical, intellectual, and relational goals requires hard labor. 

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Scattered Like Seed

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   November 22, 2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Acts 6:1-7

 “Dispersion,” scattering, is a bittersweet theme. On the one hand, the Creator authorized his animate creatures and humanity, their rulers, to “fill the earth”—very good. 

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Church Growth Is Word Growth

The Lord gives to his church “mercy servants,” whose deeds of compassion complement the gospel witness of his “Word servants.”

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Spirit-filled Servants

The seven servants were qualified to care for widows’ material needs because Christ’s church discerned that they were “full of the Spirit and wisdom.”  

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Differentiating “Diakoniai”

The apostles’ response to the need of Greek-speaking widows in the Jerusalem church shows two truths that define how ministry must be done in Christ’s church.

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Diversity and Division

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   September 20, 2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Acts 6:1-7

Not only does the Lord love to lavish his grace to multitudes of people, to see them multiply to become a countless choir to sing his praise (as we saw in the first meditation on Acts 6:1-7); but he also delights in diversity—different kinds of people, speaking different languages and practicing different customs. 

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Multiplication

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   September 6, 2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Acts 6:1-7

The Jerusalem church’s appointment of seven servants to care for widows is a pivotal event in the spread of Christ’s gospel after the Holy Spirit’s descent at Pentecost.

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