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Kory Cunningham

Is it Easier to Share the Gospel on Facebook?

Is it easier to share the gospel on Facebook? I love taking teams to Nicaragua because crossing cultures gets people out of their comfort zones. Often on these trips people share the gospel for the very first time, and I know one reason why. It’s the translator. A translator provides a gap between the person

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The lies we believe in the COVID-19 wilderness

The way we see the world is often wrong. We see what is happening right now–the coronavirus pandemic–and panic in isolation. We focus on current problems and miss God’s constant provisions. Israel did the same as they wandered through the wilderness for 40 years. A constant theme surfaces in the book of Exodus and Numbers. God

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How Death Brings Life (Numbers 35)

In Number’s 35, the Levites inherit land and cities that serve as a refuge to any person who accidentally kills another person. Yet there is one provision. The year the high priest dies the people in refuges cities are released and set free. The death of the high priest frees the condemned people. This seems

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Kory Cunningham

God our Father | 12 glorious truths

I have a really good father. I have never once doubted his love, care, or protection over me. He is a dad who always shows up and lets me know how proud he is of me. I hope you too have a good father, but maybe you don’t. Maybe your father doesn’t show up for

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Kory Cunningham

Notes on Spiritual Gifts, by Tom Schreiner

Here are some notes and highlights from my reading of Spiritual Gifts, by Tom Schreiner. In Spiritual Gifts, Schreiner explains his “nuanced cessationism” view of Spiritual gifts.  He argues from Ephesians 2:20, the church is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, and since that foundation is laid these gifts no longer remain–they

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Philippians in 4-Weeks

Download plan to Evernote with check boxes.  Goal — Read and respond to the Bible FIVE days a week to develop the habit of hearing from God. I’ll post daily videos on instagram and facebook to help you along the way. You can do it! Tools — Bible and Journal. Week 1   Philippians 1:1-2 Philippians 1:3-11

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ESSAY: What is Expository Preaching?

EXPOSITORY PREACHING I heard expository preaching before I could talk. Hardin Baptist Church called my father as their pastor when I was three months old. For the past 36 years I have listened to Bro. Ricky (Dad) preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible. He opens the word, says what God said, and applies it

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Bankrupt to billionaire | Romans 3:22-23

“the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:22-23 And there it is. The righteousness of God apart from the law. Righteousness not earned by good deeds, but free through faith. Not generic

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I’m taking 40 days off social media.

I wrote this post in July to let people know I was taking a month off social media. I re-read it today and thought it was worth reposting with revised dates. I’m looking forward to the next 40 days free from the distraction of social media. I plan to scroll less and text, call, meeting

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But Now! | Romans 3:21

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it… (Romans 3:21) BUT NOW are wonderfully explosive words. They mark a turning point. Bad news turning good. Ice melting to water. But now is a new way God is giving His righteousness.

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Quicksand | Romans 3:20

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. – Romans 3:20 {Romans 3:21-26 is the heart of the gospel. This week let’s work through this passage.} In the first three chapters of Romans, Paul shows that everyone on the planet

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Is the Bible really God’s Word?

In this Podcast episode Katie and I talk about the nature of the Bible and ways to engage and love it more. I’ve added these notes from seminary classes and other resources to serve as an companion to the podcast. I recommend listening to the podcast first. What is the Bible? God’s revelation of Himself

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Kory Cunningham

Cousin Eddie… and the Cross.

Holidays are awkward. Like Cousin Eddie—in his bathrobe—dumping RV sewage in Clark Griswold’s driveway. Cousin Eddie is an iconic Christmas figure because Christmas time reminds us we are part of a family with at least one or two “Cousin Eddie’s.” Family is beautiful—but it’s also crazy. Matthew begins his gospel with a genealogy to show

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Kory Cunningham

Don’t Fumble the Faith

And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel.  Judges 2:10 In Judges chapter two, a generation dies, and the next generation walks away from the Lord. The dead generation were the

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Kory Cunningham

Jesus sat so you can stand.

The Levitical priests did important work. They made atonement for people—and themselves—through blood sacrifices. Since holiness and sin cannot mingle, only blood can bridge God and man. Blood sacrifices were made daily, over and over by priests who never sat down because their work never ended. The writer of Hebrews exalts Jesus as our great

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Kory Cunningham

6 Ways to Lead through Opposition.

Leadership is hard enough without people trying to kill you! With enemies on his heels, Nehemiah leads his people to build a wall around Jerusalem–one hand on their work and the other on their swords. Here are six principles we can learn from Nehemiah as we too lead through opposition. Click to watch the 3-minute

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