F. Dean Hackett Articles

What Would Jesus Do? The Church’s Response to Racism

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Will God’s Next Move Catch You by Surprise?

Will God’s Next Move Catch You by Surprise?

God must love surprises.He seems to always break in on the human race when we least expect Him, or maybe we're just not paying attention?I find it very curious that God often calls it a mystery, yet He sends a myriad of warning signals. "For as in the days before...

The Bible’s Cure for American Church’s Identity Crisis

The Bible’s Cure for American Church’s Identity Crisis

The Christian church in the United States is suffering an identity crisis.It is more painful to watch than when a 13-year-old boy or girl is wrestling with acne and being gawky, while trying to find their true worth and value.When I came to the saving grace of...

One Sure Way to Avoid Spiritual Schizophrenia

One Sure Way to Avoid Spiritual Schizophrenia

The second epistle to the believers in Thessalonica addresses the concern they had about missing the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.Some were teaching the Second Coming had already taken place.The Apostle Paul assured the believers that had not happened and provided...

Rid Your Heart of These False Motives for Reading Your Bible

Rid Your Heart of These False Motives for Reading Your Bible

Why do we read the Bible?Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever wondered why reading the Bible is so important for Christians?There is one really good reason why we should read our Bibles.It has been stated that the Bible is the most-sold book...

The Church Must Learn These 4 Things to Influence Culture

The Church Must Learn These 4 Things to Influence Culture

The Jewish people were facing a very real threat.There was a growing hatred of their moral values. Their belief systems and family values were contrary to the culture. More and more people saw them as a threat to the nation. There was a growing undercurrent pressing...

Warring Against the Delusion Plaguing Today’s Church

Warring Against the Delusion Plaguing Today’s Church

This post was written as an answer to the reader question we received on the post "How to Escape the Delusion of the Church": "Great post pastor, I look forward to reading more on this. For example, when people come across this what are we to do? God bless you as you...

This May Be What’s Missing in Your Worship Experience

This May Be What’s Missing in Your Worship Experience

Many times I have heard my wife say, "Hmmm, something is missing," as she held a spoon to her lips from a pan cooking some of her delectable goodies.She would go to the cupboard, put a dash of spice into the pan and taste again, after giving the pot a good stir....

Many Christians Make These 2 Serious Mistakes in Worship

Many Christians Make These 2 Serious Mistakes in Worship

I was awed when I saw the headlines about Simone Biles performing on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) to the music of "Good Good Father" by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown.My first thought was, "Wow, amazing; performing to a Christian song at that level of competition...

Why Culture Refuses to Acknowledge This Plumb Line

Why Culture Refuses to Acknowledge This Plumb Line

There is no question about it, the standard for morality is different today than it was 50 or 100 years ago.Many would argue that modern cultural trends have become more inclusive. Even the church today is embracing a more tolerant approach to alternative...

Beware of This False Gospel Infiltrating the Church

Beware of This False Gospel Infiltrating the Church

Have you ever been driving and come upon a road sign that said, "Danger Ahead: No access"?Did you look down the road and think, "It doesn't look that bad." Then continue on?I made that mistake one time. The road eventually washed out, and I had to back my way...

Remember These 4 Calming Truths When Weathering Your Crisis

Remember These 4 Calming Truths When Weathering Your Crisis

God made a declaration about Job that every child of God should hope He will make about them.God said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and an upright man, who fears God, and avoids evil" (Job 1:8,...

The Reality the Western World Likes to Spin as Fantasy

The Reality the Western World Likes to Spin as Fantasy

Do you feel that your relationship with God is stale?Perhaps you feel distant from Him.Maybe you've sinned and are not sure what the way back to Him is.Maybe you're a new Christian, and you don't know what the next step is in this Christian walk.Or perhaps you're a...

King David’s Spiritual Secret to Defeating His Enemies

King David’s Spiritual Secret to Defeating His Enemies

We don't have to convince God to send revival.He is already convinced of the desperate need and greatly desires to send a spiritual awakening. We cannot earn His visitation through hours of prayer or self-sacrifice.The whole point of waiting on God is not to move...

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