What Did Jesus Come To Do?

If someone asked you to tell them in one word “What did Jesus come to do?” what would you say?  Maybe “die on the cross” or “help people”?  I want to read 1 verse from Luke 4:18 which may help answer this question.  To set the scene a little, this is Jesus himself speaking publicly […]

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Remembering 9/11

God does not cause evil, sinful men do evil as an act of rebellion against their Creator.  Yet, God is not helpless and unaware of the evil men do, he is sovereign over it…using it for the billions of reasons that we will never understand because we are not Him – yet we may catch […]

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Great day of ministry capped off by a great word at SNAC about biblical choices. Ultimately we can either chose to please God or ourselves. We need to be suspicious of ourselves because of our tendency to sin. (See Prov 14:12) Prayer focuses us on the sinfulness of our hearts and asking God to change […]

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What is “more than a conqueror?”

As I was meeting with another fellow this morning for discipleship, prayer, fellowship and food (some of my very favorite things!) – something in a book we were going thru together really struck me. We have been working thru “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper. He has a very helpful section to understand Romans […]

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Fixing after Faith…

In prepping for some upcoming premarital counseling that Melanie and I are doing this weekend, I have been focusing on the gospel.  I know…you are shocked, it’s so unlike me.  :-). But specifically, the power of God in the gospel of Jesus as designed to cut thru the fog of the worst of the worst […]

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Biblical Contentment

This was from 10.14.11 at the Vernon Care Group – working thru Philippians 4:10-13…                 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of […]

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Culture and Worship (and Idolatry)

I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure where this post is going to go.  There have been a bunch of things on my mind lately about worship after speaking with a couple last night and focusing on idolatry, I re-read Driscoll’s excellent chapter on Worship in his book “Doctrine – What Christians Should Believe.”  Then…well…yeah…it […]

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