The 68Mission: Part 3 – What Does It Look Like?

This is the 3rd article in a series called “The 68Mission.” The series examines the potential impact of Micah 6:8 on the church today. In “Part 1 – God’s Case Against His People,” I described how Micah 6 is presented as a covenant lawsuit that God is bringing against Israel in Micah’s day. In “Part 2 – The […]

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The 68Mission: Part 2 – The Nature of God’s Requirements

This is the 2nd article in a series called “The 68Mission.” The series examines the potential impact of Micah 6:8 on the church today. In “Part 1 – God’s Case Against His People,” I described how Micah 6 is presented as a covenant lawsuit that God brought against Israel in Micah’s day. Micah 6:8 establishes God’s most […]

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The 68Mission: Part 1 – God’s Case Against His People

In a recent study of Micah 6:8, I came across a 27-year-old journal article (“An Expository Exegesis: Micah 6:6-8,” Faith and Mission Vol. 2, No. 2) written by Elmo Scoggin on the passage. This important verse is part of a larger context—a “covenant lawsuit.” God has brought a lawsuit against his people, and he plays four […]

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The Rarity of Repentance

The tenth chapter of the biblical Book of Ezra begins this way: “1 While Ezra prayed and made this confession, weeping and lying face down on the ground in front of the Temple of God, a very large crowd of people from Israel—men, women, and children—gathered and wept bitterly with him. 2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, a […]

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How Christ’s Return Affects You (2 Peter 3:11-18) [Podcast]

“On earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus taught us to pray that way, which also requires us to think that way. Having a “heaven on earth” mindset is a powerful way to change your life. In this eleventh message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades […]

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Patience and Repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10) [Podcast]

As believers, we pray, “Come quickly, Lord.” But we should not allow our prayer to turn into impatience. In this tenth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explores how God’s plan requires us to exhibit God’s character.

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Remember What God Has Said (2 Peter 3:1-7) [Podcast]

Why hasn’t Jesus returned yet? Is He ever coming back? These are the questions asked by seekers and the accusations leveled by scoffers. To answer the question, we must look back to the past, not to the future. When we evaluate the promises God made in His Word, we discover that He has kept every one. […]

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Why Jesus Died and Rose (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) [Podcast]

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible makes clear what each person instinctively knows in his spirit: Judgment is coming. But the very God who will be our Judge is also our Savior. Jesus died to provide mercy—a way of escape. To receive this gift, God requires of us belief. In this sixth message from the series […]

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What Believers Will Receive (2 Peter 1:10-11) [Podcast]

“If believers can’t lose their salvation, why does the Bible warn them against apostasy?” Understanding salvation can be a challenge. Some people think they are saved, but in reality are not. Others who are saved have doubts about their salvation. In this third message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” […]

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