Evaluating A Sermon – a pastor’s perspective On any given Sunday, some will say, “excellent sermon” while another may not enjoy the sermon whatsoever (and that’s just on the elder board … lol, jk). People have different preferences for preaching styles, content, illustrations, methods, and deliveries. The taste for what makes a good sermon is as…

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We are discussing Paul Tripp’s book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family during our Sunday Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF). At the end of the ABF, the topic of rewards came up. The discussion centered on using rewards to encourage our children to obey God’s moral law. Paul Tripp discusses rewarding our…

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  A Psalm in the morning … My rest has ended, but Yours never began You have kept me through my slumber You were awake keeping watch with concern and prudence. Your grand omniscience is to be marveled Your awesome power too grand to comprehend. When I consider your grandness, why do I struggle so…

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If you haven’t already, it may help to read the first three installments of this post. You can find them here and here and here. What then are we to do? How are we to apply this in our lives? These questions bring it all back to the original premise of this series of blog…

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If you haven’t already, it may help to read the first two installments of this post. You can find them here and here. How does our understanding of Gospel-impact align with what the Bible teaches? Our understanding needs to recognize change coming from a heart affected by the Gospel is done on the inside and…

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Jesus and Mack Trucks – Part 2 If you haven’t already, it may help to read the first installment of this post. You can find it here. What does a Christian look like if they are truly a Christian? In other words, how are they different from the rest of the people in the world?…

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We are Christ’s body, and individually members of it As part of our ABF, “Life in the Body of Christ,” we read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 and made observations about the passage. The observations help us understand how we are to interact with one another as members of the body of Christ. In the same way…

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