Tag Archives: Ray Ortlund

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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Marriage is a Signpost

“’Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” –Ephesians 5:31-32 … Continue reading

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Love One Another

We are currently in the middle of our sermon series, Love One Another. Jesus said that the world would know that we are His disciples by our love for one another (John 13:34-35). We are studying “the love chapter” (1 … Continue reading

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Good Reads

If you are looking for some reading ideas as we begin the New Year, I have some suggestions. Here are some books I found particularly helpful this past year. In no particular order: Habits of Grace by David Mathis This … Continue reading

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No Condemnation

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” –Romans 8:1 Ray Ortlund wrote: Two great armies clash on the battlefield of life—the people of God and the sins that would defeat them. God’s people do … Continue reading

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Exhausted

During the summer, some of us read through Ray Ortlund’s book, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ. I have reflected frequently on the words Ortlund shared from John Flavel. He wrote: John Flavel, a Puritan theologian, … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Gospel Culture

This summer we are going to read through Ray Ortlund’s book, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ. I know the book was quoted on the blog last week, but at risk of overexposure I hope mentioning … Continue reading

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Community Thrives in a Gospel Culture

In his excellent book, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ, Ray Ortlund wrote: A gospel culture is harder to lay hold of than gospel doctrine. It requires more relational wisdom and finesse. It involves stepping into … Continue reading

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Favorite Books Read in 2014

I debated on doing a favorite book list as I have done in years past. However, after looking back through my reading log I decided there were some books that demanded to be mentioned. In the past I have listed … Continue reading

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Truly Natural

This summer while reading Ray Ortlund’s book, The Gospel, there was a thought he shared from Jurgen Moltmann that has been etched in my mind. While not endorsing all of Moltmann’s conclusions, Ortlund shared the following from him: “Jesus’ healings … Continue reading

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