Sermon in a Sentence


I had the privilege this morning of listening Dr. Keith Palmer, a guest speaker at Southwest Hills Baptist Church, preach on Psalm 43 (“Quieting the Disquieted Soul”). Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: Peace doesn’t come when our circumstances change, but rather when we see Jesus as our exceeding joy.


This is an excellent video from Ligonier Ministries briefly explaining the Reformation. October 31st is the 500th anniversary of the official beginning of the Reformation, and we would do well to remember our family history. By the way, a transcript is provided.


Sermon in a Sentence


I had the privilege this morning of hearing Pastor Keith Thomas of Bridge City Fellowship preach on Matthew 25:14-30. Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: God’s infinite generosity should motivate us to make the most of every talent, ability, and opportunity He gives us.

Sermon in a Sentence


This morning, I had the privilege of listening to Pastor Mark Campbell of Laurel Community Church preach on Genesis 29:1-35. Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: God uses us, in spite of our sin, to accomplish His purposes in our lives and in the world.

Well-Driven Nails


“The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.” (Ecclesiastes 12:11)

There’s a lot to say about the life, death, and legacy of Hugh Hefner, but David French of National Review frames it very well in this article.

Stephen Kneale reminds us that no matter how we evangelize (Open-air preaching, events-oriented, building relationships, tracts, door-to-door, etc.), at some point we’re going to have to actually share the gospel.

Every church has a liturgy, whether they know it or not. Stephen McAlpine has written a piece called “Liturgy for the Non-Liturgical Christian.” You should read it.

What are the marks of a church? Is your Bible study a church? Is your campus fellowship a church? When you get together with another believer at a coffee shop, is it a church? Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hills Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., answers those questions in an article that originally appeared in Tabletalk. Today’s broadly evangelical church has a weak doctrine of the church, and an article like this will help fix that problem.

The paperback book had an interesting origin. Atlas Obscura has the story. It’s an interesting read but it didn’t fit in my pocket.

Sermon in a Sentence


Lat Lord’s Day, I was privileged to hear Pastor Jeff Lacine of Sellwood Baptist Church preach on Matthew 26:17-35. Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: Will we hide our sins or will we expose them to the light of God’s grace and receive forgiveness?

Sermon in a Sentence


Last Lord’s Day, I was privileged to hear Pastor Art Azurdia of Trinity Church preach on John 1:1-2. What follows is my summary of his sermon in one sentence: Jesus Christ is the fully divine Son of God, and the closer we get to Him the bigger He gets.