Tag Archives: R.C. Sproul

Total Depravity

In light of the sermon yesterday I thought the following from R.C. Sproul would be helpful for further reflection. He writes: It is somewhat unfortunate that the doctrine is called “total depravity” because this name can be misleading. The term … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading on Suffering

In 2010, I preached a topical sermon series on suffering. The feedback I received from the congregation helped me realize how much biblical teaching on this subject is truly needed. Every year since, I have committed to preach at least … Continue reading

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Mystery

During the sermon this past Sunday I referenced a section of Job (38-42:6). The point I was attempting to make was that often we will come to a point of mystery in our efforts to understand God’s revelation of Himself … Continue reading

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The Work of Christ

In a recent post I mentioned the importance of emphasizing the complete work of Christ. Every dimension of Christ’s life and work (Incarnation, perfect life, Cross, Resurrection, Ascension and Second Coming) is vitally important and we must not emphasize one … Continue reading

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What is Sin?

Hopefully you have begun to read through Greg Gilbert’s book, What is the Gospel. I appreciated his chapter on sin and his explaining the weightiness of the issue. Gilbert wrote: …according to the Bible, sin is a lot more than … Continue reading

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Committed to the Word

Here is a good reminder from R.C. Sproul: I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer

This Sunday (2/9) during the Sunday School hour (9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.) we are starting a new study on the Lord’s Prayer. I wanted to offer some recommended reading on the subject for those interested. The Prayer of the Lord by … Continue reading

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Safe Comfortable Discipleship?

I was having a conversation with one of our Elders (the one I call dad) this week about preaching and sermon preparation. One of the things we discussed was the difficulty of determining what to include and what not to … Continue reading

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