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August 29, 2018

Deliver Us From the Evil One

What is the last petition [in the Lord’s prayer]? It is “but deliver us from evil (Matt 6:13).” If you look at what the word actually says, it is “but deliver us from the evil one.” “Deliver us from the evil one.” It is the last petition. Let’s just say, an immense difference exists between being pulled away from evil influence, and actually being snatched out of the crushing clutch of the evil one. We want both, of course. We want both. But the latter one is by far the most serious issue. “Deliver us from the evil one.”
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August 15, 2018

What are your motives for being in ministry?

Dr. Bill Mounce, Question: We had talked earlier about whether we are doing things for our kingdom or for the Lord's Kingdom and what hit me was the whole reality that we could be so self-deceived. And I know you touched on that, but at a real practical level how can you distinguish between [these].  
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August 7, 2018

Do you consider culture when training leaders?

Missionaries came into the African context and the early assessment was a negative assessment of African Traditional Religion. There was a tendency to not take it seriously and to believe that the Christian gospel essentially would come in and obliterate these lower conceptions of God and practices, and Christianity would come in quite powerfully.
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August 6, 2018

What are the consequences of unmet needs?

What happens when the need of the moment is not met? But, a few insights about these needs. The fact that you picked [...] top three needs intuitively suggests that you have needs. The second thing about this is that these needs are Biblical.
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July 27, 2018

What does "original sin" mean?

The word "original" in the phrase original sin is ambiguous. It seems to a lot of people when they hear this, that original sin must mean how sin originated; like where sin came from in the first place. The doctrine is not about that. It is not about where sin originated in the first place. Original sin has to do with how the bias toward sinfulness is passed on to, or originates in, each individual person subsequent to Adam or after Adam and his sin. So it doesn't have to do with the origination of sin.
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