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Great discussion on discipleship by Stephen Smallman published in byFaith Magazine – Discipleship: A Synonym for Christian Living. Here he lays out 10 “building blocks” in order “to lay a foundation for ongoing discipleship.”

“A disciple of Jesus is a person who has heard the call of Jesus and has responded by repenting, believing the gospel, and following Him.” Stephen Stallman

Keller: “Making Sense of Scripture’s ‘Inconsistency'”

Link: “Making Sense of Scriptures’s ‘Inconsistency'”

Here is a helpful Article by Dr. Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Keller briefly addresses the skeptics who like to “dismiss Christians” by pointing to so-called “inconsistencies” in their application of Biblical teaching.

The article is not directed toward inconsistencies of Christians in their practice (i.e. obedience to the Lord). Rather, the thrust of the article is toward an explanation of the Bible’s consistency in its teaching, specifically explaining how to understand the context of various types of laws the Bible puts forward. The key to understanding is Jesus Christ.

For those who are sincere in the question of Biblical consistency in such things, this article provides a concise and solid answer.

Gems from the Vault – Dr. O’s Series on Daniel!


Featured is Dr. O’s sermon series on Daniel 1-6. Dr. O stated concerning the study that Daniel contains “spiritual truths comforting and challenging for believers.” The messages are timeless and as important for us today as when preached in 1980.


Bob Ostenson - 13 January 1980

Daniel 1:8-16 - “Four Who Said ‘No’”

- Our decision in time of crisis – “Am I going to stand and be true to the Lord, or am I going to conform” to the world.

From Series: "Daniel - 1980 Dr. O Series"

Series preached by Dr. Robert J. Ostenson during the first few months of 1980 on Daniel.

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Back in the Pulpit!

cross_blackAfter a brief absence while recovering from surgery, it is good to get back in the pulpit! God is good! And what a passage to be able to preach! 1 Peter 4:12-19. I call this sermon “Entrusting Ourselves to God in Persecution.” This one’s to our brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted the world around.