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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Unlocking the Door to Wisdom (Proverbs 1:20-33) [Podcast]

When was the last time you prayed, “God, rebuke me!”? Never? You’re not alone. But would you be surprised if I told you that this was the key to unlocking the door to God’s wisdom? In this second message from the series “Proverbs: Gear for Life,” Dr. David Rhoades explores this incredible principle from God’s […]

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Acquiring God’s Eternal Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7) [Podcast]

A treasure buried in your backyard. You know it’s there. It’s just waiting to be found. You wouldn’t waste any time getting out your shovel or hiring a crew to start digging. It’s already yours, after all. You just need to find it. Well, there may not be a treasure in your backyard, but there […]

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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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The Impact of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:17-22) [Podcast]

If a man heard the gospel, understood it, and pretended to believe it, would you follow him? If he intentionally tried to mislead you in order to take your money, would you even listen to him? Of course not. But this is a precise description of false teachers. And this is the reason that God has judgment reserved for them. […]

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The Character of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:10b-16) [Podcast]

Pride. Ignorance. Lust. These are the qualities that will develop in your life when you listen to the doctrines taught by false teachers. In the seventh message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explains why bad doctrine leads to bad behavior.

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