Teaching outline for Ephesians 1:15-23.Read More
The agony of the moment was of the severest variety. I was in such torment. I’d been tormented by demons before, but this torment was different. It was the torment of love and devotion. He had meant so much to me, so much to many others. The lepers and paralytics and blind all came to him. The demon possessed too.Read More
I have often heard that the second or third generation after a revival is destined to fail. The Bible doesn’t mandate that, but, at least in Judges, this was the case.Read More
Teaching notes for Ephesians 1:1-14 — United For Unity #1: United To BlessingsRead More
It sounded incredible at first. Saul led Israel into battle and thought of an ingenious way to rally the troops. A vow! No food until nightfall! No food until the foe is defeated! So hardcore, so devoted, so incredible.
Incredible, until the battle got going, that is...
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In starting a short series on the Holy Spirit and His gifts, the deity of the Spirit is a good starting point. There are many things to consider about the Spirit, but His identity is foundational. Debated less often than the deity of Christ, the deity of the Spirit is important to the Christian faith. We believe in the triunity of God, so the divinity of the Spirit is a must doctrine for us. Here, I’d like to provide some Biblical evidence for the deity of the Spirit.Read More
My friend Andy Deane, current director of Calvary Chapel Bible College, came to Christ in New York during the events of 9-11. Last year he compiled an edifying video retelling the story.
Teaching notes for Psalm 134.Read More
Dreams. Ugh. I’m sick of them. Why did I have them? It has been years since they came. I know, or at least I knew, they were different from normal dreams...
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Before sin entered the world, God instituted the first marriage. In fact, Jesus goes to great lengths to remind the Pharisees and others of that first marriage (Mark 10:1–11). These Pharisees, like many in Israel, had centered their ideas of marriage on the law, but Jesus longed to take them back to the original marriage in Genesis 1-2...
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Teaching outline for Psalm 133.
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Teaching outline for Psalm 130.Read More
All that said, you won’t see any new articles or essays on my site until September. Nor will we release any fresh Nate-Holdridge-Dot-Com Podcast episodes until then (I will start posting sermon notes on Sundays once I’m back in the pulpit, however). We are taking a little time to refocus, reshuffle, and reset. This time will give me space to get out of town, but then also to get restarted when I return.Read More
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We might think of love as sentimental and soft, but a hatred of evil is a very natural outworking of love...
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Teaching outline for Psalm 129.Read More
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