Sermon: It’s About People

“It’s About People:  the Priority of Relationships” Selected Scriptures May 31, 2015 Someone called this maze of relationships, “the theory of relativity:” …consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London recently wed Edna Harvey. She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. That’s where the confusion began, according to Baker’s granddaughter, Lynn. […]

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Q & A: Christ’s heavenly throne

Following Sunday morning’s sermon, I had the following email interchange to clarify one point from the message on Romans 1:4.  The essence of the question is, “just what does it mean that Christ was “declared [a better translation is “appointed”] the Son of God with power?” Q: I wanted to ask you for a bit […]

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A godly man is a servant of God

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. A godly man is a servant of God. ‘We are the servants of the God of heaven’ (Ezra 5:11); ‘Epaphras, a servant of Christ’ (Col. 4:12). Question: In what sense […]

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Why read and study the Bible?

Each year our church publishes a Bible reading plan for the church to follow.  And every Sunday morning we typically read at least two passages of Scripture during the worship service, in addition to Scriptures that are read during the sermon.  Our Sunday School classes and instruction in AWANA are generally all expositions of biblical […]

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A godly man is like God

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. He has the same judgment as God; he thinks of things as God does; he has a Godlike disposition; he ‘partakes of the divine nature’ (2 Pet. 1:4). A godly […]

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A godly man is moved by faith

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. As gold is the most precious among the metals, so is faith among the graces. Faith cuts us off from the wild olive of nature, and grafts us into Christ. […]

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What Romans says about God

The book of Romans is about two things:  it is about the gospel and it is about God.  That Romans is about the gospel might be widely assumed and understood, since the themes of justification and sanctification are particularly prominent in the book.  And since Romans is in the Bible, it is slightly obvious to […]

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Sermon: God’s Gospel

“God’s Gospel” Romans May 10, 2015 I am rarely at a loss for words. Preachers usually have something to say about most everything. And my personality is that I generally have an opinion about everything, and I often want to express that opinion. I frequently have to force myself not to say something and too […]

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Grab bag

With the discussion of transgender issues and gender reassignment surgeries increasing, we do well to be informed on those topics.  So consider JBMW‘s article, “What is Gender Reassignment Surgery? A Medical Assessment.” Kevin DeYoung tells us why we ought to give, “Three Cheers for Bill and Hillary Clinton” — at least the Clintons from a […]

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