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Studying Romans with Dr. Moo

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Dr. Douglas Moo, leading evangelical Romans scholar, teaching for a week on Romans? Really? Seems too good to be true! But indeed, there we sat, a class full of Sovereign Grace Pastors and Pastors College students, soaking in the details from Dr. Moo's vast knowledge of this magnificent letter. The class contained more details than we could absorb in a week's time, but it ...

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Divine Jealousy

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I came home from the Sovereign Grace Pastors conference with a fresh surge of divine jealousy. Let me explain what I mean by the term. I want the Lord to receive glory and many echoes of thanksgiving from our church as we invest in gospel mission around the world. This is not a selfish jealousy—a base craving to be recognized or known or have a famous church in thi...

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The Pastors Conference and Thanksgiving Dinner

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Picture two different scenes. One, a solitary diner enjoying a fine meal at a local restaurant. Two, the affectionate chaos of a family Thanksgiving dinner. There's nothing wrong with the first--I've enjoyed many excellent solitary meals over the years! And of course, the solitary diner is not truly alone--he's often surrounded by people with the same appetite! But it do...

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