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  1. 1 Peter 4:7-11 (ESV)

    7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards […]

    July 27, 2016love, Ministry, Prayer, Stewardship, The Church, Training
  2. Good, Hard Work

    Every Christian has been created in Jesus Christ for good, hard work!  This is clear with what Paul says in Eph. 2:10 –   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.   Paul reinforces this truth in Eph. 4:28 – […]

    June 15, 2016Holiness, Ministry, Stewardship, Training, worship
  3. Practical Vigilance

    When you’re angry, be careful!  This is the focus of Paul’s command in Eph. 4:26-27 –   Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.   Through the power of God’s indwelling Spirit, we need to be careful to not […]

    June 8, 2016Holiness, Training
  4. Christ’s Gift

    How Jesus Christ cares for His body, His church!  Now exalted at the right hand of our Father in heaven, Jesus has sovereignly and diversely gifted every member of His body. “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”  (Eph. 4:7) As Paul goes on to explain […]

    March 16, 2016church growth, Exaltation of Christ, Ministry, The Church, Training, worship
  5. Godly Attitudes and Actions

    Beloved, we find in Eph. 4:1-3 that the proper posture of a worthy walk is to have an eager readiness to do God’s will.  And as Paul makes clear, this involves embracing godly attitudes (“…with all humility, gentleness, and patience…”), and fulfilling godly actions (“…bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity […]

    February 24, 2016Holiness, Ministry, Stewardship, The Church, Training
  6. The Basis of Our Identity

    We so easily lose sight of our identity in Christ!  How quickly we can forget who we are before God, and who we are in this world.  Temptations abound for us to look to things we see as the basis of our identity:  our abilities, our circumstances, our background, our relationships, our accomplishments, our approval/acceptance […]

    September 23, 2015Exaltation of Christ, Holiness, Prayer, Training
  7. A Few Important Items

    A few important items…   First, as a follow-up to this past Sunday’s sermon from the book of Job, check out these resources:   A timely blog from Desiring God, The Promise of God in Threatening Pain A memorable song from Wes King, Do You Tremble   Second, our Equipping Hour resumes this coming Sunday, […]

    September 9, 2015church growth, Ministry, music, Training, worship
  8. Follow in the Fight of Faith

    “Desperate times call for…” You know the rest: “…desperate measures.”  The thought of this cultural proverb is that when adverse circumstances overwhelm, one must resort to whatever actions seem necessary for survival and success.  Only problem with this little adage:  it’s not biblical (though perhaps it expresses some basic common grace). Oh to be sure, […]

    August 5, 2015Exaltation of Christ, The Church, Training
  9. Resource Recommendations

    Many have rightly observed that with the Supreme Court ruling last Friday (6/26/15) regarding same-sex marriage, “everything has changed, and nothing has changed.”  Indeed, ever since man’s rebellion in the garden (Gen. 3:1-7), all of creation has been groaning under God’s curse (see Rom. 1:18-32; 8:18-25).  We have always lived in difficult times, because of […]

    July 1, 2015Ministry, Training, Truth
  10. How to Read the Bible: A Matter of Stewardship

    Following my post in this column last week, I learned of this helpful article (thanks Sharon Lowery!):  Do’s and Don’ts When Reading the Bible.  These are very helpful encouragements, reminding us that more important than simply reading Scripture, is the vital question of how we read Scripture.   Given that “All Scripture is breathed out […]

    January 7, 2015Prayer, Pride and Humility, Sanctification, Stewardship, Training, Truth
  11. Beginning a New Year

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to refocus your energies in reading and feeding on God’s Word!  To that end, Ligonier Ministries has put together a helpful list of a variety of Bible reading plans available online.  If you don’t already have a focused approach to the regular reading of Scripture, I encourage […]

    December 31, 2014Sanctification, Stewardship, Training, Truth
  12. As We Begin “Ephesians”

    With great joy and expectation, I’m planning to begin preaching through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians this coming Lord’s Day.  What a glorious portion of God’s Word this is, revealing the fullness of believers’ identity and calling in Christ, and the practical implications of how we’re to walk worthy of that calling.   The central […]

    October 29, 2014Prayer, Sermons, Training, Truth
  13. Titus and John 17

    God’s eternal purpose – His mission – is to bring glory to Himself in His Son Jesus, in His people, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  As we are seeing in the book of Titus, God’s purpose informs every aspect of the life of the local church.  Likewise, His purpose and will impacts the […]

    March 19, 2014Training, Truth

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