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by Andy Deane - 2 years ago

Three Benefits of Seeing Christ in the Old Testament

“The Old Testament follows God’s one great plan for human history and redemption, and the plan is not only from him, but centers on him: his presence in his incarnate Son…The witness of the Scriptures to Christ is the reason they were written…” —Edmund Clowney, author of Preaching Christ in All of Scripture.If God’s plan for redemption centers on Christ, then we can expect to find Him in more than ...

by Andy Deane - 2 years ago

“There’s Gotta Be More Than This…”- Tom Brady

In what many are calling the most exciting Super Bowl game ever played, Tom Brady ended the debate over who is the greatest quarterback of all time. He is the only quarterback to win five Super Bowl games, and it’s a record that may last decades. At one point the Patriots were down 25 points, and I found myself congratulating a pastor friend who lived in Georgia on a great victory. But, as one commentator put it, ...

by Andy Deane - 4 years ago

4 Ways to Not Lose Your Faith in College

It was about five minutes before I went to bed each night that the Lord spoke to me the loudest. The shallow laughter from friends at the bar was no longer there to drown out the Spirit’s voice. When I was finally alone, I could recognize the sad reality that satisfaction would always elude me on this rebellious path. Like the prodigal son of Luke 15, I kept filling my “stomach with the pods that the swine ate” kn...

by Andy Deane - 4 years ago

Is Bible College Right For You?

“If theological education will increase your power for Christ, is it not your duty to gain that added power? Never say you are losing time by going to school. You are saving time, buying it up for the future and storing it away. Time used in storing power is not lost.” - A. T. Robertson The decision to go to Bible College is a choice to intentionally seek the Lord — a decision He will certainly ble...

by Andy Deane - 4 years ago

How Elisabeth Elliot Helped Me Propose to My Wife

The news of Elisabeth Elliot going to be with the Lord has caused many to reflect on how her ministry has blessed them, experienced largely through her written words. My wife Shannon has always been an enthusiastic reader of Elisabeth Elliot books. Her books were one of the tools that God used to mold my wife into the godly woman she is today. But yesterday it wasn’t the recollection of her published words specifi...

by Andy Deane - 4 years ago

Should Christians Divide Over End Times Prophecy?

What do the following four people have in common: C.H. Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, Martin Luther, and Jonathan Edwards? If you answered, “They were all great preachers,” you are correct. It certainly wasn’t their shared view on eschatology! Spurgeon was a historical premillennialist, Moody was a dispensational premillennialist, Luther was an amillennialist, and Edwards was a postmillennialist. They aren’t remembered for...