How Can You Be Certain of the Call?

How does one know that they are saved? Where can the Christian turn for any ground of certainty before God on the day of judgment? As a pastor, these questions are often found in the fear-filled voices of guilt-ridden Christians in my study. Lead a Bible study on Romans 9-11 sometime and watch fear fill the eyes as folks realize God is actually, actually sovereign over salvation.

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Is there Good News for Disabled People?

Is there room in God’s family for children with disabilities or severe deformities? What about adults? Is there space for a disabled baby in the waters of baptism? Is there a chair at the table of faith for someone who is mentally disabled? For Christians, the question strikes at the foundation of what it means to be called the "communion of saints," or, "the Church." Are God's gifts handed out indiscriminately, or not?

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Reversing Death

A deadly disease is sweeping our nation, one which you may not even be aware. Some have felt the tragic effects in their own families, many more are affected by it and do not even know the symptoms. The sickly demeanor and lifestyle have become so commonplace in our society, those who suffer appear completely healthy to everyone around them.

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A Year in Review & What’s Next for 1517

As this new year begins, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. In 2018, our team of contributors was blessed with many opportunities to share the freedom of the Gospel with people who need to hear the words, “You are forgiven!”

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