Sermon Preview – Week of December 11

The preaching text for this coming Lord’s Day will be John 8:31-59. The opposition to Jesus, which has been building since chapter five, reaches a peak at the end of chapter eight. In the providence of God, Jesus takes a couple of opportunities in the temple, at the end of the Feast of Booths, to declare that he is living …

Weekly Roundup – December 8

You Are Never More Justified Than The Moment You First Believed A short video from Sinclair Ferguson. Worth a couple of minutes of your time! Maximizing The Benefit Of Corporate Worship “Like my son who is eager to grow taller and stronger, each of us should be yearning to grow spiritually in our knowledge of the Lord and our devotion …

Sermon Preview – Week of December 4

This Sunday, Marshall Canales from High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin will be preaching. He will be preaching from the book of Philemon. Please pray for Marshall as he prepares to deliver God’s Word for our edification and God’s glory. You can read his preview below… The preaching text for this Sunday will be Philemon 1:4-7. Our text comes from …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – December 1

The Early Christians Were Odd, Too “It can be disheartening, not to mention frightening, when our culture rejects aspects of Christianity as strange or offensive. When Christians feel isolated and alone, it’s helpful to remember this experience is nothing new for God’s people. Christians have been viewed as cultural misfits from the beginning, and the reasons for this assessment have changed …

Sermon Preview – Week of November 27

The preaching text for this coming Lord’s Day will be John 8:31-59. The opposition to Jesus, which has been building since chapter five, reaches a peak at the end of chapter eight. In the providence of God, Jesus takes a couple of opportunities in the temple, at the end of the Feast of Booths, to declare that he is living …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – November 24

The Christian’s Job Description “Everybody has a job description. Regardless of who you are—a pastor, a church member, or a student—you have a job description. We all do. And they are nothing new. They’ve been with us since the beginning of history. Adam and Eve had a job description. Noah had a job description. Abraham, Moses and Saul too. They …

Sermon Preview – Week of November 20

The preaching text for Sunday will be John 8:12-30. Now, if you’ve been following along as we’ve worked through this Gospel account you will notice that we are passing over John 7:53-8:11. This is the story of the woman caught in adultery, and if you look in your Bible you will notice that it is probably in brackets. The reason …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – November 17

10 Things You Should Know About Pride & Humility From Jonathan Edwards “No one has spoken with greater clarity on the nature of both pride and humility than Jonathan Edwards. Here are ten things we can learn from him. All citations are from Edwards book, Religious Affections….” Cain & Abel: More Than Sibling Rivalry “Cain and Abel may indeed be the …

Sermon Preview – Week of November 13

The preaching text for Sunday will be John 7:25-52. Jesus has left Galilee for Jerusalem, and it’s no surprise that we find him in the temple teaching. This isn’t a small ordeal, remember, we are in the middle of what is probably the most popular feast (Feast of Booths) that the Jewish people celebrate. John does a masterful job capturing …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – November 10

Your Church Should Make You Feel Uncomfortable A review of a new and important book, “Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community” God’s Not Really That Holy, I’m Not Really That Bad “The gospel helps us see things as they really are. The gospel says that God really is far holier than I dared even imagine and that …