Tag Archives: Sin / Human Nature

The Internalization and Radicalization of the Law

“You have heard it said…  But I say to you…”   – Jesus To say Jesus of Nazareth was a controversial figure is a gross understatement. Loved by some, hated by others, but extremely hard to ignore … and considered by … Continue reading

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You belong to Christ!

To the Christian, specifically my fellow seminary students… A sermon manuscript on Colossians 2:8-15, prepared for my homiletics class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction How many of you have a smartphone? Personally, I’ve been an iPhone guy for awhile. I love … Continue reading

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Am I Enough?

Part of the process we’re going through in my preaching methodology and theology class this semester is to ask questions of ourselves about our preparedness to teach God’s Word. Last week, one of the questions we had to tackle in our … Continue reading

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Airbrushed to Death

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be … Continue reading

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The Love of God… Overcomes Obstacles

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” — Romans 8:28 NIV Life is just plain hard. Things go wrong all the time. There are … Continue reading

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Come and Worship… Do not be afraid!

Yesterday I spent the bulk of the day with members of my small group helping one of our members clean out his mother’s home. She was kindof a hoarder, had given up housekeeping, and her son and his wife had … Continue reading

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… and in my eyes and with my song …

In 1996, I attended the Urbana Missionary Conference in Urbana, IL. I had graduated from college 6 months earlier, filled with zeal for Christ, a knowledge and love of God’s Word, and an amazing community of Christian friends among whom I … Continue reading

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