TheStoos.com http://www.thestoos.com The Blog of Pastor John Stoos Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:48:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.9 Some Thoughts on Freedom… http://www.thestoos.com/some-thoughts-on-freedom/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:48:28 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=825 The “ordinance of the law” is to be “fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit”  (Rom. 8:4).  Therefore the Bible makes it quite clear that our Spiritual freedom is not liberty from God’s law, but liberty in God’s law.  James calls the commandments of God “the perfect law of […]

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Morning Devotions : A Simple Plan! http://www.thestoos.com/morning-devotions-simple-plan/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:38 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=817 “Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.”  Psalm 143:8 I recently asked one of our young people at church how their personal devotions were going and I […]

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Praying Against Planned Parenthood! http://www.thestoos.com/praying-planned-parenthood/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:57:57 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=814 Sadly, this month Planned Parenthood is “celebrating” 100 years and I have been asked to lead a time of prayer in front of one of the clinic on Saturday October 15th.  At the end of a period of silent prayer we will be praying a version of Psalm 10 as Church of the King does […]

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Art of Spiritual War http://www.thestoos.com/art-spiritual-war-2/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:24:33 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=810 The post Art of Spiritual War appeared first on TheStoos.com.

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The Art of Spiritual War http://www.thestoos.com/art-spiritual-war/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:17:33 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=807 The Apostle Paul reminds us in Ephesians chapter four that the Spirit has given various offices and gifts to the Church “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of […]

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God-Centered Salvation & Evangelism http://www.thestoos.com/god-centered-salvation-evangelism/ http://www.thestoos.com/god-centered-salvation-evangelism/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 01:33:06 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=797 Some years ago I put together an updated version of the classic TULIP that is used in many reformed circles.  I changed the acronym to PRAISE which gives six points rather than five! I included an “E” for evangelism because, while many modern Saints question whether reformers who study John Calvin believe they need to […]

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“Resolutions” and The Overhauling of Straight America http://www.thestoos.com/resolutions-overhauling-straight-america/ Tue, 17 May 2016 18:23:25 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=793 With all the news about the Federal government requiring transgender bathrooms in all schools, I thought it would be timely to dust off yet another article I wrote some years ago for The Chalcedon Report.  As I pointed out, what we are seeing today should come as no surprise if we look at what the […]

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Calling Down God’s Judgment http://www.thestoos.com/calling-gods-judgment/ http://www.thestoos.com/calling-gods-judgment/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:44:50 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=790 As the debates over how we should properly work to abolish abortion, I thought it would be good to bring back yet another of those Chalcedon articles because while we all agree that prayer must be included, what we really need are Christians and Churches calling down God’s judgment!  It is a bit long, but […]

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How to Pick a “Good” Government School http://www.thestoos.com/pick-good-government-school/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:14:24 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=787 With a growing number of co-ed bathrooms and showers in the schools, like we see here, perhaps it is time to pull up another of those Chalcedon articles I wrote many years ago.  In this one I used some great quotes from an old book that my lovely bride found while home-schooling our children! How […]

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Of Meat Axes and Purists… http://www.thestoos.com/of-meat-axes-and-purists-2/ Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:23:49 +0000 http://www.thestoos.com/?p=784 With Ron Unz entering the California Senate race it is time to bring back one more of those Chalcedon articles from years past:  This one was penned in part because of the legislative maneuvers that prevented Mr. Unz and others from ending the failed bi-lingual programs in California.  There are also lessons to be learned […]

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