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  1. Ephesians 5:22-24 (ESV)

    22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

    November 2, 2016Exaltation of Christ, Holiness, Ministry, The Church, Truth
  2. Ephesians 5:31-32 (ESV)

    31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

    October 26, 2016Exaltation of Christ, The Church, Truth
  3. Psalm 19:7-14

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect,     reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure,     making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the Lord are right,     rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure,     enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean,     enduring forever; the rules of the Lord […]

    June 29, 2016Truth, worship
  4. A Christian Response to the Orlando Massacre

    News of the massacre at an Orlando gay night club a little over a week ago was shocking and tragic, on many levels.  49 people killed, 53 injured, and millions upon millions horrified at such brutal, cold-blooded carnage.   Since the shooting, there has been no lack of rhetoric regarding how Christians should think and […]

    June 22, 2016Godly Speech, Holiness, Ministry, The Church, Truth
  5. Speaking Truth Lovingly Entails Listening Carefully

    As members of Christ’s body, the church, we have the privilege and responsibility of protecting one another in the truth.  This is the heart of what God commands in Eph. 4:25 –   Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of […]

    May 18, 2016Godly Speech, Truth
  6. Revelation 7:9-12

    9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who […]

    April 13, 2016Exaltation of Christ, Truth, worship
  7. One Sovereign Voice

    The words of mankind never seem to cease.  Whether in print, through social media, over the airwaves, on a podcast, or live and in person, EVERYONE’S got something to say about EVERYTHING.  And my oh my, how the voices intensify during an election year!   Thank God for the wonderful gift of communication, and the […]

    March 2, 2016Holiness, Truth, worship
  8. Therefore

    Christians are those who, by the power of God’s Spirit, should be zealous to “THEREFORE…walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which we have been called” (Eph. 4:1). Because God has “made us alive together with Christ” (Eph. 2:5), we should be eager to grow in the glories of knowing God (this is […]

    February 17, 2016Truth, worship
  9. Humble, Contented Submission

    Oh the massive, incomprehensible, mind-boggling, jaw dropping power of God Almighty!!  Listen how Job describes it in Job 26:7-14.   He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them. He covers the […]

    January 27, 2016Hope, Truth, worship
  10. Psalm 40:5

    “You have multiplied, O Lord my God,     your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;     none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them,     yet they are more than can be told.”

    November 4, 2015Truth, worship
  11. Jesus Plus Nothing Salvation

    Most of you were with us this past Lord’s Day as Pastor Vanensio Bamwitirebye from Uganda preached from John 2:12-23 (you can find his sermon at our church website).  I had the privilege of joining Pastor Vanensio and a few other people for lunch following our service.  Among other things, he shared the story of […]

    October 14, 2015evangelism, Exaltation of Christ, Gospel, Ministry, Truth
  12. 1 Peter 2:9-12 (ESV)

    9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge […]

    August 20, 2015The Church, Truth, worship
  13. Psalm 1

    The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked 1 Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. […]

    July 22, 2015Psalms, Truth
  14. Psalm 8 (ESV)

    To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. 1     O Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2     Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,     to still the enemy and […]

    July 15, 2015Truth
  15. “But God” is the Gospel

    “BUT GOD…” (Eph. 2:4)! The very heart of the Gospel is expressed in these glorious words, “BUT GOD…”!  Though mankind is spiritually dead and hopeless in sin (Eph. 2:1-3), God has powerfully acted in Christ to bring about the salvation that only He could accomplish (Eph. 2:4-10).  “BUT GOD…” really summarizes the whole message of […]

    July 8, 2015Exaltation of Christ, Gospel, Sermons, Truth, worship
  16. 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
  17. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

    In our corporate worship on the Lord’s Day, we’re now gazing into Eph. 1:13-14, as Paul gives praise for the guaranteeing seal of the Holy Spirit.  In this brief passage, Paul speaks specifically about the Holy Spirit’s work with regard to the genuine conversion of God’s people, and also with regard to His securing of […]

    March 25, 2015Truth, worship
  18. On Biblical Inerrancy

    As you know, last week’s Shepherds’ Conference focused on the theme of the inerrancy of Scripture.  Ever since the Garden of Eden, when Satan tempted Eve by saying, “did God actually say…?” (Gen. 3:1), the authority and reliability of God’s Word has been under attack.  Satan’s strategy is as simple as it is deadly:  if […]

    March 11, 2015Exaltation of Christ, Gospel, Sermons, Stewardship, Truth, worship
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Divine Discipline for Fleeting Foreigners

    What faith-strengthening truths flow from Psalm 39, as we heard this past Lord’s Day through Tim Ingrum’s faithful preaching!  Tim helped us see that “fleeting foreigners need divine discipline to travel light”, and thus we should respond with faith and submission to God’s loving discipline.  I don’t know about you, but I continually need to […]

    December 11, 2014Holiness, Sanctification, Truth, worship
  22. Certainty of God’s Sovereignty

    And just like that, another significant mid-term election has come and gone.  The outcome was overall encouraging for conservatives.  As usual, Dr. Albert Mohler’s observations are worth considering:  What the Election Reveals about Us and Why We Vote as We Do.  Whatever else the consequences from Tuesday’s election, as Dr. Mohler suggests, no doubt the […]

    November 6, 2014Exaltation of Christ, Hope, Truth
  23. 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
  24. God Works by His Word

    What a glorious, powerful, simple, sobering, overwhelming truth: God works by His word!!  We see this over and over again in the book of Acts, as our risen and exalted Lord Jesus Christ gathers, shepherds, and multiplies His flock – all by His word, through the power of the Holy Spirit.   AMAZINGLY, this is […]

    September 24, 2014Holiness, Hope, Truth
  25. 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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