Author Archives: timothyhaupt

5 Things Dead Men Can’t Do

I preached a message this past Sunday on the topic of assurance (listen here).  The text was from Romans 8:28-39, which describe the unshakable foundation of the gospel. Taken from the series of five rhetorical questions posed by Paul in … Continue reading

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The Gospel and the New Birth

I am reading through Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, and came across James Montgomery Boice’s exposition of 1 Peter 1:23.  Enjoy… I think the verse that is most helpful in explaining what happens in the matter of regeneration … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Foolish Mega-Church

“Then He said to them, ‘Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed;     for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions’”        (Luke 12:15) There was a … Continue reading

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The Piano Man

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man; sing us a song tonight.   For we’re all in the mood for a melody, and you’ve got us feelin’ alright. It’s time for dishes and the after dinner clean-up.  In our … Continue reading

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To Ashley, On Our 8th Valentine’s Day

Our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple was memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. It had been just six months since I whisked you down the aisle, placed you in a moving van, and transplanted you into a brand new … Continue reading

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Dying to Live – part 3

A Call to Die Jesus tells the crowd (Greeks and Jews and us), “Do you want to follow me?  Then you must come and die.”  A call to follow Christ is a call to die.  In the same way that … Continue reading

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Dying to Live – part 2

The Hour Has Come In verse 19, the Pharisees complain that the whole world has gone after Jesus.  And then, as if once again highlighting that these unbelieving Jews spoke more truly than they knew, John records that some Gentiles … Continue reading

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