Sermon Preview – Week of August 14

This Sunday we press on in John’s gospel account. Our preaching text will be John 4:43-54. This text concludes a section that John began in chapter 2. There, Jesus began to reveal himself as the Messiah in Cana in Galilee where he turned water into wine. Now at the end of chapter 4 we see Jesus returning to Cana in …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – August 11

Congregational Worship Should Be Peculiar Please read this! So much wisdom and encouragement in this article. So many great sentences. Ill mention a several… “Variety may be the spice of life, but it’s not the substance.” “But just as these individual habits do something to us, so it is with our congregational habits: they’re making us into something.” “Doing this …

Sermon Preview – Week of August 7

Our preaching text for Sunday will be John 4:27-42. We are still in the long narrative (4:1-42) of Jesus’ time in Samaria on his way to Galilee. Last week we saw Jesus engaging a Samaritan woman with a scandalous life. We learned that what was happening was the Father seeking and saving a true worshiper in and through Jesus Christ. …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – August 4

How Young Can A Child Be Saved? Another good question, and another good answer! Really appreciate this series by Southern Seminary. Why We Sing With The Lights On This article gets a resounding yes and amen from me! “I’m a pastor at a church plant primarily comprised of Millenials in an up-and-coming city. Our church is a prime candidate for …

Sermon Preview – Week of July 31

This Sunday the preaching text will be John 4:1-30. As Jesus’ popularity rises word spreads to the Pharisees that Jesus’ ministry is growing larger than the ministry of John the Baptist. Jesus decides it is time to leave the rural confines of the Judean countryside and head north to Galilee. The path north to Galilee travels through Samaria, and it …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – July 28

What Is The Unforgivable Sin? Surely you’ve asked this question before? This little video helps us think well about an important question. The Gospel Is Like An Old Hymn Just like the title suggests, this article is about the gospel and the songs we sing. However, it may not  be about those things in the way you may think. Read …

Sermon Preview – Week of July 24

This Sunday we return to the Gospel of John where our preaching text will be John 3:22-36. Jesus has really made an impact in Jerusalem with the scene in the temple (2:13-22) and his subsequent ministry in the city (2:23). Not only has he drawn the attention of the everyday man, woman and child, but he’s also drawn the attention …

Sermon Preview – Week of July 17

Have you ever felt alone in your suffering? Have you ever felt as though God was distant from you? Have you ever felt as though you were drowning in the depths of sorrow while experiencing a pain that seemed to have no end in sight? Have you ever experienced spiritual valleys in your life? Are you experiencing one now? Our …

Sermon Preview – Week of July 10

While my family and I are out of town for the next couple of Sundays two of our elders will be preaching. This coming Sunday Marcus Young will be preaching and the following Sunday James D’Souza will be preaching. Please pray for them as they prepare to deliver God’s Word to His people. You will find Marcus’ sermon preview and …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – July 7

The Missing Link Between Bible And Prayer Helpful little video! “The Bible is not a magic book. Too many Christians seem to treat their devotional times as a superstitious incantation. “If I just read the words in this book for twenty minutes a day, my faith will flourish, I’ll love my family more, and I’ll find more happiness in God’s …