This morning I had the privilege of preaching on John 1:14a (“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”). Here is a summary of my sermon in the space of one sentence: Jesus Christ – the eternal Creator God – took on humanity, becoming a man, and lived among us, for His glory and our good.
Archive for September, 2014
Words mean things. Therefore, we should them well and wisely. “Brokenness” is the word-du-jour in the church, it seems. But what does it mean? Should we think about what it means and implies before we use it? I think so.
So does Bob Kellemen in his article called “4 Reflections: Are We Using the Word ‘Brokenness’ Biblically?” You can read it here. He makes some very good points.
Nothing in all the vast universe can come to pass otherwise than God has eternally purposed. Here is a foundation of faith. Here is a resting place for the intellect. Here is an anchor for the soul, both sure and steadfast. It is not blind fate, unbridled evil, man or Devil, but the Lord Almighty who is ruling the world, ruling it according to His own good pleasure and for His own eternal glory.
I had the privilege this morning of preaching on John 1:6-13. Here is a summary of my sermon in one sentence: Jesus, the true Light, was announced by John the Baptist, rejected by the world and the Jews, but received by individual believers who have been regenerated by God in His grace.
Politics and the Church: So, it turns out that “millennials” and others have not left the church because of right-wing politics. On a side note, isn’t it interesting that they never mention “millennials” or others leaving the church over left-wing politics-evidently that’s OK according to some. You can read it here.
Evangelicals and the Culture: Should the evangelical church abandon the public square? Should we retreat? Andrew Walker weighs in here.
Rotherham and Rape: You probably haven’t heard much about this, but it should cause you be angry, then drop to your knees in prayer. Read it from Ross Douthat here.
This morning I had the privilege of preaching on John 1:1-5. Here is a summary of my sermon in one sentence: Jesus Christ is to be worshiped because He is eternal, distinct from the Father yet one with Him, God, Creator of all things, and the source of all spiritual life and light.