Sermon Preview – Week of May 15

This Sunday our preaching text will be John 1:19-34. John (the author) alluded to our text in his prologue when he mentioned the witness of John the Baptist (1:6-8, 15). The body of John’s gospel begins here and over the next couple of weeks we will be taken into the days leading up to Jesus’ public ministry. The first thing John …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – May 12

Rule #1: Trust In The Means Of Grace (8 Rules For Growing In Godliness) “God’s means of grace are the Word, prayer, and fellowship. These, according to John MacArthur, are the “instruments through which God’s Spirit graciously grows believers in Christlikeness and fortifies them in the faith and conforms them into the image of the Son.” J.C. Ryle describes them …

Sermon Preview – Week of May 8

The sermon text for this Sunday will be John 1:1-18. These eighteen verses contain John’s prologue or introductory remarks that lead into the rest of his gospel account. The prologue is extremely important because it introduces the major themes that will be worked out over the rest of the narrative (as you read through the prologue see how many themes …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – May 5

How Do You Pray Without Ceasing? This is a four minute video where Don Whitney gives, what I think at least, is the best answer I’ve heard regarding this question. 8 Rules For Growing In Godliness This is an introduction to an 8 part series that I find extremely helpful. Over the next eight weeks, I’ll post each of these …

Sermon Preview – Week of May 1

This Sunday we begin our exposition of “The Gospel According To John”. The goal of this Sunday’s sermon will be to press into the purpose of John’s gospel account. This Sunday’s sermon will serve as a kind of overview, setting us up for the weeks to come. Now, the best way to get yourself prepared is to set aside some …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – April 28

Do Paul And James Disagree On Justification By Faith Alone? A longstanding question with a clear answer that God’s people need to know (for their own hearts and witness to the gospel). Dr. Thomas Schreiner helpfully walks us through in resolving the apparent tension. Sweetness Of Prayer In The Bitterness Of Life It is true, the sweetest relief from the …

Sermon Preview – Week of April 24

This Sunday, Marshall Canales will be preaching. Marshall is one of the pastoral assistants at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin. Marshall is married to Alexandra and they have a daughter named Kimberly and a son who was born last month named Hosea. Please pray for Marshall as he prepares to deliver the Word on Sunday, you will find his …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – April 21

  Smartphone Addiction And Our Spiritual ADD It’s simple, if you have a smartphone you need to read this! “If I am being honest, I have to admit that my iPhone habits have been largely unchecked, undisciplined, and unhealthy. And in a survey of 8,000 of our readers, many of you honestly admit the same struggle….” Intrusive Neighbor This confronts …

Sermon Preview – Week of April 17

This Sunday we will finish our exposition of Jonah. Our text will be Jonah 4:1-11. It has been quite the journey for Jonah hasn’t it? The Lord’s prophet began by fleeing from a divine call to the people of Nineveh, yet ended up in Nineveh where he preached and the people experienced mass spiritual awakening. God has not only been …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – April 14

A Biblical Theology Of Resurrection “But one of the most fascinating things about Easter is that the theme of resurrection is not something that takes the New Testament by surprise. In fact, if you study the Old Testament carefully, you will see all sorts of allusions that all point to Christ’s eventual defeat of the grave on Easter Sunday, and …