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A Few Good Posts

Dr. Russell Moore lectures why he does not hold to a Pre-tribulation rapture, but why he loves those who do.

Pastor Jared Wilson blogs about having why having less “programs” in your church might be a good idea.

Dr. Albert Mohler writes about Time Magazine’s article covering the 50th Anniversary of “The Pill.”

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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Do YOU want to be known?

It is easy for pastors to get caught up in desiring praises from their peers.  For starters, pastors do not get their final grade cards until the judgment.  Oh, but we long for just a sneek peek at that report.  Many pastors who see little fruit or no visible fruit long to find confirmation of their pastoral ministries.  And the temptation for many is to find their confirmation through the recognition of peers.  Thoughts like the following sweep over us: if more people would read my blog…if more people would recognize me publicly as the pastor of that great church in town…if I could just be invited to speak at this event or this conference…then I’ll be known and I’ll receive some confirmation of my ministry.

And the truth is this: we have already been “noticed” by the One who matters most, namely God.  Because of Jesus, the following is true of every Christian: But if anyone loves God, he is known by God (1 Corinthians 8:3). This, of course, has nothing to do with our own merits.  We are known by God because we are in Christ.  And we are in Christ because of grace.

So who cares if I am known by man, when I am already known by God.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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A Daily Prayer

“My Father in heaven, may my glory decrease and the glory of Jesus increase.”

Based from John the Baptist’s words concerning Jesus recorded in The Gospel according to John 3:30, “He must increase, and I must decrease.”

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Easter Sermon Wordle Map

Wordle: jmsermon

You can click on the image to enlarge.  The larger the word the more often it is spoken.  Conversely, the smaller the word, the less often it was used in the sermon.

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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The Resurrection is…

…God’s yes and amen to everything Jesus said and did.

As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.  For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes.  For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory (2 Corinthians 1:18-20).

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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