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The Touch of the Master's Hand

June 18, 2010
My wife Nanci helps write and edit lessons for our church’s women’s Bible study. This morning Nanci mentioned that one of her friends, Carol Klingbile, included a poem as an introduction to a lesson she wrote. 

Sinless Perfectionism

June 15, 2010
I’ve been asked about sinless perfectionism, the belief that once someone becomes a Christian, they are no longer capable of sinning. Because they are clothed in the righteousness of Christ, because they are a new creation in Christ, therefore, just as Christ cannot sin, they cannot sin.

How Can I Be Better Prepared for Evangelism?

June 8, 2010
I was recently asked the following question on Facebook: "I had a woman come to my door today, wanting to share the gospel. Why is it that even though I know what I believe and why I believe it, that it is so hard to share with others? She was a Jehovah's Witness, and asked if she could come back to share a scripture again. I told her yes. I will be better prepared next time, but how do I become better prepared?"

God’s Little-Known Providence in a Well-Known Life

May 28, 2010
With all the attention on the NBA playoffs, it seems a fitting time to tell a basketball story. John Wooden, now 99 years old, was the first person to become a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and as a coach (class of 1973). 

How We Overcome

May 17, 2010
Recently Of First Importance posted a citation from D. A. Carson, one of my favorite theologians and writers. If you’re not familiar with Carson, I highly recommend his works.

EPM Staff Devotional: 1 Timothy 6

May 3, 2010
Randy Alcorn teaches from 1 Timothy 6 at the Eternal Perspective Ministries February staff meeting. Message addresses the false doctrine of "health and wealth gospel."