• Read Through The Bible, Part 25

    Posted Sep 16th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog With | Comments Off on Read Through The Bible, Part 25

    Proverbs 23 – Ecclesiastes 10; 2 Corinthians 3 – 10 Few people are unfamiliar with the name C.S. Lewis. He was a literary genius par excellence. Like few others in history he was able to span the literary spectrum offering works on literary scholarship as well as children’s stories and even on Christian apologetics. He …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 24

    Posted Sep 11th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 24

    Proverbs 6 – 22; 1 Corinthians 13 – 2 Corinthians 2 When I meet with engaged couples for pre-marital counseling we always discuss four subjects: communication, sex, money, and Biblical manhood and womanhood. These are areas, it has always seemed to me, that are fundamental parts of any relationship and need to be intentionally thought …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 23

    Posted Sep 4th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 23

    Psalm 138 – Proverbs 5; 1 Corinthians 7 – 12 While on the one hand I can’t believe that Colin Kaepernick continues to make front page news—we are talking about a football player right? And since I have this little sidebar going, what does it say about a culture wherein the main cultural makers and …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 22

    Posted Aug 28th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 22

    Psalm 120 – 137; 1 Corinthians 1 – 6 In last week’s sermon I mentioned weddings as one of the last remaining pageants that we have in our culture. The military has some and so do colleges. But weddings are something everyone can relate to. During these ceremonies significant things of life take place. Commands …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 21

    Posted Aug 14th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 21

    This week we finish our reading of the book of Romans. One of the topics taken up in the latter chapters (13:1-7) is the Christian’s relationship to the state: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities… Just as God has given us ministers in the church and parents in the home, so too, …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 20

    Posted Aug 14th, 2016 By in Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 20

    Psalm 88 – 105; Romans 5 – 10 Some years ago a prominent Christian radio program sent one of their producers to a pastors’ conference to ask attendees if they knew what the theological word justification meant. The answers were tragically revealing. What was so sad was how many who were asked couldn’t articulate an …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 19

    Posted Aug 7th, 2016 By in Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 19

     Week 32; Psalm 70 – 87; Acts 28:11 – Romans 4 When I was growing up, “queer” was what we called the effeminate boys who always got picked last during the pick-up football game during recess on the dirt lot out behind school. In my lifetime and in my vernacular queer has always been used …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 19

    Posted Jul 3rd, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 19

    Job 8 – 29; Acts 6:8 – 10:8 Any honest reader of the book of Job has been startled by its message. It’s a story like no other. We love tales of rags to riches. But this is a story of riches to rags to riches. It’s a story of a man who has it …

  • General Assembly Dustup

    Posted Jun 26th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog With | Comments Off on General Assembly Dustup

    Last week Ruling and Teaching Elders from across the world gathered in Mobile, Alabama for this year’s General Assembly. It was our denomination’s 45th GA. The denomination’s choice of location reminds me every year that our roots are in the south and that is, with a few exceptions, where our largest and most influential churches …

  • Read through the Bible, Part 18

    Posted Jun 19th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Read through the Bible 2016 With | Comments Off on Read through the Bible, Part 18

    Week 24, Ezra 3 – Nehemiah 11; John 18 – Acts 2:13 One of the cool things about reading through the Bible in a fairly straightforward manner is the way we are confronted with the outworking and flow of the history of redemption. Today’s reading and tomorrow’s remind us of a watershed event in the …

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