Author: Dr. Michael Beck

Expository preaching

What Is Expository Preaching?

Preaching has fallen on hard times in today’s church. Too many pastors have set aside the Bible and instead preach a message based on the world, movies, entertainment, politics, anxiety, and so on. But what is the most God-honoring form of preaching? That is the question we should be asking. God is honored by the type of

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Pastors Blog

Soteriology and the Christian Life

Soteriology is basically the study of salvation in the Bible. Soteriology is a major theme in the Bible and a proper understanding of it makes clear the answer to man’s greatest need, salvation. Salvation is deliverance from sin, death, and eternal punishment to spiritual blessings seen both now and in an eternal life with God.

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Bible Church Boerne

Justification by Faith Alone in Christ Alone

The doctrine of justification is crucial in the gospel of Jesus Christ and at the core of how we define Christianity. Justification answers the question of how a holy, righteous, and just God can declare sinners as righteous before His judgment seat. Justification is the legal declaration of God where He pardons all our guilt

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Pastors Blog

Christ’s Bride Must Be Holy unto the Lord

Sanctification is a very important doctrine to understand for the Christian life. As we, by God’s grace, plant a church in Boerne, TX, we must have a Christ inspired desire to be holy as God is Holy (1 Pet 1:16). This process of becoming more holy is called sanctification. Sanctification is the progressive (or continuing) work

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Pastors Blog

Unconditional Election

Election is one of the most controversial doctrines in Christianity, but it need not be so. Let’s look to the Scriptures to find out if election is taught there and then to see how we should define it. When discussing election, we also need to consider two other concepts that are associated with it: God’s

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Bible Church Boerne

The Plurality of Biblical Eldership

Church government is an often overlooked doctrine in the modern church. Yet, how the church is lead and governed was not a small matter in the New Testament. Right at the Church’s beginning there was structure and organization. The first church members held to the apostle’s teaching and observed the Lord’s Supper together (Acts 2:42,

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Bible Church Boerne

Is the Bible Authoritative?

At Grace Bible Church of Boerne we teach that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man, and thus the 66 books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God. What does “inspired” mean? When the Bible is spoken of as being “inspired”, this

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Bible Church Boerne

Do Apostles Exist Today?

Are there Apostles today in the church? The basic meaning of the term “apostle” in Greek means the “sent ones” or “messengers.” But for our purposes, we are not considering this general category of New Testament messengers but rather the specific group of “apostles of Jesus Christ.” These are individuals who were appointed and authorized

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Expository preaching

The Word Must Be Preached

Paul wrote to Timothy and commanded him to “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (2 Tim 4:2). This command was not only for Timothy, but for all churches throughout the world until the Lord returns. One reason biblical preaching is so important is

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Doctrine of God

The Sovereignty of God, Part 2

In the last post, we looked at the sovereignty of God over all His creation, the rulers and nations, and the lives of each individual person. In this second article, let us dive deeper into this high doctrine to see how God is sovereign over Satan, sin, and salvation. The Bible shows that the Lord

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