Tag Archives: Church Life

Summer Reading 2018

Summer is here, and for many, that means a change of pace that might provide an opportunity for a little extra reading. If you think you might be able to slip in a book or two in the coming weeks, … Continue reading

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The “Two Journeys”

The Elders have been reading through Andrew Davis’ book, Revitalize. In the final chapter, Davis talks about the importance of being committed to what he calls the “two journeys.” When referring to the two journeys Davis is emphasizing a robust … Continue reading

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Christian Liberty

During the sermon this past Sunday, we spent some time thinking about the importance of Christian liberty. In his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Politics in a Divided Age, Jonathan Leeman wrote: “Christian liberty is crucial to church unity.” … Continue reading

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“Gospel Fluency”

“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” -Ephesians 4:15 In his book, Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt wrote the following referencing the verse above: …if we are … Continue reading

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One Another

I had the privilege of spending this past weekend in Boston with Pastor Kevin Sanders, his family, and church family. In the Sanders’ home, I noticed a list sampling some of the “one another” passages from the New Testament. I … Continue reading

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The Christian Counterculture

In the previous post, I wrote of how the church is to be a counterculture. This week I finished reading Nancy Pearcey’s recent book, Love Thy Body. After noting how the early church was countercultural within its Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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“Talking Points”

Recently in a sermon, I mentioned the importance of the church being a counterculture for those who will be seeking refuge after the idols touted by the world fail them. When this happens many will turn to an alternative idol, … Continue reading

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Help with Prayer

This past Sunday we started the section on prayer in our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Over the years, I have been encouraged by various people to pray the Bible, a practice that has been employed by Christians … Continue reading

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“Rolling-Stone Christians”

In a sermon preached on October 24, 1869, Charles Spurgeon said: Now I know there are some who say, “Well, I hope I have given myself to the Lord, but I do not intend to give myself to any church, … Continue reading

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Christian Growth 101

In his book, What is a Healthy Church Member?, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote: This is the first and most important ministry of every Christian in the local church. Being present, being known, and being active are the only ways to make … Continue reading

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