Tag Archives: Sam Allberry

The Local Church, a Miracle?

In his book, Why Bother With Church?, Sam Allberry wrote: …your church is a miracle. Next Sunday, look at those sitting around you. It’s amazing that they’re there. It’s amazing that they’re still trusting Jesus this Sunday—another week of God’s … Continue reading

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Denying Self

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” -Matthew 16:24 In the sermon on Sunday, I offered the following statements from Sam Allberry on this … Continue reading

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Helpful Posts

Today I have decided to highlight some posts I found helpful this week. Although they are all posted on The Gospel Coalition’s site, they are from various authors. What Christianity Alone Offers Transgender Persons Sam Allberry is an important voice … Continue reading

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Humble and Selfless

This week I read through Sam Allberry’s little book, “Why Bother with church?”. As is par for the course, I enjoyed and benefited from Allberry’s exposition and application of Scripture. I wanted to share a quick note from the book. … Continue reading

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The Witness of the Church

In his book, Is God Anti-Gay? Sam Allberry wrote: Key to our witness and credibility on this (or any) issue is the quality of our life together, and the clarity of our message. We need to be clear on the … Continue reading

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Marriage

“A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed today when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of same-sex marriage,” wrote Albert Mohler in an article on Monday of this week. He later … Continue reading

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DONE

I often try to emphasize the importance of the complete work of Christ when preaching and teaching. The incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension and second coming of Christ are all vitally important to doctrine and, therefore, to life. Sam Allberry … Continue reading

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Reading for Easter

Here are some reading recommendations for the Easter season. (Also see last year’s list.) Lifted: Experiencing the Resurrection Life by Sam Allberry (Available at the church book table) Salvation by Crucifixion by Phil Ryken (Available at the church book table) … Continue reading

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My Favorite Reads From 2013

Serving as Pastor of Redeemer I have the privilege to do a fair amount of reading. Each year I offer as recommendations some of my top picks from a year of reading. The books I recommend are not necessarily books … Continue reading

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The Church is a Countercultural Community

In the sermon this past Sunday, I sought to bring specific application from the text to bear on the life of our church. The central verse was Mark 9:35, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all … Continue reading

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