• Read through the Bible, Part 4

    Posted Jan 31st, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 4

    Exodus 11 – 28, Matthew 14:22 – 18:20 For many protestants salvation is solely an individual experience; a transaction that takes place somewhere in the Ethernet between them and God alone and involves nothing beside. I think it’s safe to guess that it was probably a protestant who first applied the phrase, “personal relationship” to …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 3

    Posted Jan 24th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 3

    Genesis 44 – Exodus 10, Matthew 11:16 – 14:21 By the time we ended our reading in the OT this week we were wading with Israel in the depths of Egyptian bondage. Originally Egypt looked promising. Funny, how that is. Egypt always looks promising. It always looks like the promised land but never actually makes …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 2

    Posted Jan 17th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 2

    Genesis 28-43; Matthew 8-11:15 Genesis 1-11 records primeval history with the original creation and God’s re-creative work during and after the flood. Chapters 12-50 describe patriarchal history with Abraham at the center. In and through Abraham and his descendants God will remake the world. God’s covenant with Abraham is progressively expanded in chapters 12, 15, …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 1

    Posted Jan 10th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 1

    Genesis 1-27, Matthew 1-7 In an effort to encourage study and memorization of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, last year I led us through it, offering explanation and exposition along the way. It’s with a similar goal in mind that I will lead us through the entire Bible this year, offering insights, application and explanation here …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 52

    Posted Jan 4th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, The Apostles' Creed, Why We Believe What We Believe With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 52

    Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? A. The conclusion of the Lord’s prayer, which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen, teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power …

  • John 17:3

    Posted Jan 4th, 2016 By in Why We Believe What We Believe With | Comments Off on John 17:3

    And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. A Christian who lacks joy is an odd creature. The reason it is so odd is because, by definition, a Christian has joy. A Christian is a possessor of eternal life and that entails joy. …

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