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8 Signs of 'Hypergrace' Churches

Messages from some pastor's pulpits have morphed from theology to therapy to motivational speaking instead of preaching. Now the hypergrace movement is in full effect. Find out how to recognize the error. read more

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Hyper-Grace and the Consequences of Sin

Joseph Mattera explains the difference between grace, which is God’s undeserved gracious actions and gifts towards us related to our salvation in Christ, and the consequences of sin that come from numerous sources and places. read more

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The Boston Marathon Bombings and the Image of God

In light of the horrible tragedy at the Boston Marathon Monday, many are voicing their opinions on the root cause of the incessant societal violence we face. Joseph Mattera looks to a passage in Genesis for the answer. read more

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We Will All Appear Before the Supreme Court

Last week, all eyes were on the U.S. Supreme Court. No matter what your position on same-sex marriage or any other issue, one thing is certain: One day we will all stand before the true Supreme Court of the universe. read more

Is the Local Church Becoming Obsolete?

As more of us receive greater light regarding the kingdom, and we rightly go from a church mindset to a kingdom mindset, Bishop Joseph Mattera is afraid some will have a tendency to go too far and jettison the local church altogether. read more

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