Category Archives: New Birth

On Preaching the Word

How do we judge effectiveness in preaching of the Word?  In the past, there have times when I stepped down from the pulpit that I say to myself, “I didn’t do a good job.”  When I say this, I usually … Continue reading

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Book Review: Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God by John Piper

Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Crossway Books (September 15, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1433520710 Amazon.com Crossway WTS Books   Many thanks to Crossway for this review copy of Think by John Piper. A Summary The book begins with a Foreword from … Continue reading

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Does the New Birth Precede Faith?

Based on 1 John 5:1, pastor John Piper and most Calvinists think so: Here’s the text in question: “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has … Continue reading

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