Believe and Preach and Believe Some More

We are gathered here this morning because we believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not just a religious idea, a religious box to check. This is the announcement that because Jesus died for sin and was raised from the dead on the third day, He is the King of Kings, the Lord of…

What Are Women For? (Part 2)

Introduction Perhaps one of the most countercultural claims of the Christian faith is the goodness of created difference. This doctrine is rooted in our Triune God who holds equality and difference together in perfect harmony. A Word About Equality The Bible clearly teaches that the image of God is equally shared by male and female…

A Starbucks Run Blindfolded

Often we set ourselves up to lose certain arguments by the way we define our terms. We sit there on the branch, manfully sawing the dern thing, and then we wonder how we ended up on the ground with the knot on our head. One of those arguments has to do with the role of…

Burning Coals On Your Head

“Repay no one evil for evil… never avenge yourselves… to the contrary, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom. 12:17, 19, 20-21)….

When the Gospel Sticks Out Your Back

The gospel is a sword that is meant to go all the way into you, all the way through you, but many Christians, many in the church assume that because it has gone half way in, that is good enough. They understand; they get it. But Jesus said you cannot live unless you have died….

The Wisdom that Makes You Wise

It’s pretty striking that Proverbs 9 presents two women Wisdom and Folly. They both have houses, and they are both serving meals. And they both call to the simple, to those who need understanding. But eating at their tables has opposite results. The one who eats at Wisdom’s table forsakes foolishness and lives. The one…

What Are Women For?

Introduction The good news of the gospel is that Jesus came to save women. This of course implies that women need saving. But this also implies that God loves women. There is something gloriously unique and precious to God about a woman. Building a Woman Whereas the first man was made from the dust of…

Halloween: Trick or Treat?

 

Gospel Presence

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What’s Growing?

Exhortation for Morning Prayer: The Lessons: 2 Kgs. 5:19-27, 1 Cor. 5:1-8 Leaven is mysterious. It works silently, slowly, hardly noticeable. But it’s alive, and it’s growing. The question is: what’s growing? A culture of life? Or is it growing death? Is it giving health to the body or is it a cancer? Perhaps Gehazi…