Justification and Discipleship

Posted: May 10, 2019

After this past Sunday’s sermon on justification, an important question may be on your mind: What is the connection between justification and discipleship? How do we reconcile the gospel of free grace with the call to costly discipleship? As I […]

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Redemption, Justification, Reconciliation

Posted: May 3, 2019

Currently, our sermon series is exploring some key aspects of the message of Christ. Last week, we looked at the doctrine of redemption and this week we will study the doctrine of justification. Both of these doctrines together result in […]

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Passion Week 2019

Posted: April 11, 2019

This week is commonly referred to as “Holy Week” or “Passion Week.” In this context “passion” means suffering and refers to the week when Christ suffered on the cross in our behalf. Passion Week is the most important week of […]

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The Saddest Chapter in the Bible

Posted: April 4, 2019

Last week, we studied Genesis chapter three which I think is the saddest chapter in the bible. The reason for this is that Genesis three describes the fall of man. So, what exactly does this mean? This term, “the fall,” […]

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Why We’re Here

Posted: March 26, 2019

This past Sunday, we looked at God’s stated purpose for humanity based on page one of the Bible: “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule…” (Gen. 1:26). Human beings are uniquely designed […]

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Worthy of Worship

Posted: March 14, 2019

This past week, our discipleship study was on the important theme of worship. In the sermon, I shared a 17th century quote that came out of a meeting of leaders from Scottish and English churches who were discussing their common […]

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Did Jesus Have a Quiet Time?

Posted: March 1, 2019

The importance of having a “Quiet Time” is a Christian lifestyle concept that I was taught as a young person. “Quiet Time” is a term for spending some alone time with God, preferably every morning. So, is this a biblical […]

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Discipleship Involves Life Rubbing Up Against Life

Posted: February 21, 2019

In one of our first discipleship lessons, Greg Ogden, the author of Discipleship Essentials wrote, “the manner in which the Lord works is incarnational: life rubs up against life. We pass on Christlikeness through intimate modeling.” As I personally processed […]

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Fun Facts About the Sea of Galilee and the Surrounding Area

Posted: February 14, 2019

After my sermon on Sunday, a few of you asked some questions related to first century life around the Sea of Galilee. So, here are a few fun facts related to the area and the biblical stories that took place […]

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The Only Necessary Thing

Posted: January 31, 2019

Henri Nouwen writes, “Prayer is the center of the Christian life. It is the only necessary thing … it is living with God here and now” (The Only Necessary Thing, 25). In other words, prayer is much more than one […]

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